In the latest issue of the Brown Journal of World Affairs, Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy Dr Gorana Grgic discusses the legacy of the Kosovo intervention in the context of US foreign policy as arguably the first post-Cold War mission that almost perfectly encapsulated and foreshadowed the problems U.S. militarism and interventionism would bring about.

Dr Grgic dissects three major issues which continue to reverberate in the execution of contemporary US foreign policy, namely: civilian leadership’s hawkishness coupled with overreliance on airpower, a lack of post-intervention planning, and problems with building broad-based international support for interventions.

Given the troublesome US interventions of the 21st century which followed Kosovo in 1999, Dr Grgic argues it is much less likely that the United States would replicate Clinton Administration's policy if presented with similar circumstances.