Antiwar.com’s Ivan Eland, director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute, explains the history behind Kosovo’s impending final declaration of independence from Serbia, Bill Clinton’s aggressive and illegal war against Serbia in 1999, the potential conflict looming over medieval era Serb shrines in Kosovo and his proposal to convince the Kosovars to allow a “partition within a partition” – Serb sovereignty over the sites – to diffuse the potential for violence, the potential for conflict between Russia and the U.S. over this issue which is rightfully none of America’s business, the madness of Wesley Clark and the secession of the Lakota Nation.
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Ivan Eland is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at The Independent Institute in Oakland, Calif. Having received his Ph.D. in national security policy from George Washington University, Dr. Eland has served as Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, Evaluator-in-Charge for the U.S. General Accounting Office (national security and intelligence), and Investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He has testified on NATO expansion before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and CIA oversight before the House Government Reform Committee.Dr. Eland is the author of Putting “Defense” Back into U.S. Defense Policy: Rethinking U.S. Security in the Post-Cold War World and forty-five studies on national security issues. His articles have appeared in Arms Control Today, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Emory Law Journal, The Independent Review, Issues in Science and Technology, Mediterranean Quarterly, Middle East and International Review, Middle East Policy, Nexus, and Northwestern Journal of International Affairs. His popular writings have been published in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune, Washington Post, Miami Herald, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Newsday, Sacramento Bee, Orange County Register, and Chicago Sun-Times. He has appeared on ABC’s “World News Tonight,” CNN’s “Crossfire,” Fox News, CNBC, CNN-fn, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, CBC, BBC, and other national and international TV and radio programs.His column appears Tuesdays on Antiwar.com.