Kosovo: Questions and Answers


What are the alternatives to Kosovo independence?

Serbia is a democratic European state, and hundreds of thousands of minority Albanians and other Muslims live in Serbia with far greater respect for their human and religious rights than the Christian Serbs of Kosovo could expect under Muslim Albanian rule. If Kosovo is retained within sovereign Serbia, any number of constructive options exist for localization of authority and self-governance for the Muslim Albanian community, as well as for Christian Serbs and Kosovo’s other ethnic and religious communities. But if Kosovo is detached from Serbia, the best the Christian Serbs of Kosovo can hope for is the status of persecuted dhimmis, as Serbs, Greeks, Bulgarians, and other Christians, as wells as Jews, experienced under Ottoman Turkish rule; but if Kosovo becomes a new rogue state, the more likely outcome is that they will be eradicated entirely within a few years at most.