Freedom for Kosovo Is Not a Dangerous Precedent

New York Times,
June 23, 1999
NEW YORK— Did NATO’s intervention in Kosovo rewrite the rules on self-determination? Has the go-ahead been given to every ethnic group that wants to carve out its own mini-state? The answer is “no.” It is important to understand the old rule. Traditional international law recognizes the right to self-determination. But it understands that when taken...