International Herald Tribune: The UN and NATO are failing Kosovo (22 March 2004)
"In 2002, the European Stability Initiative, a Berlin-based research institute, issued a report that warned of the forthcoming "crisis of 2004" in the Balkans. The clock has been ticking determinedly ever since, but evidently not at a volume sufficient for policymakers to hear it above the din generated in Afghanistan and in Iraq. On Wednesday, ethnic violence between Serbs and Albanians across Kosovo triggered the alarm. It was shrill and clear, signaling a serious failure of international policy in the province and in the wider Western Balkan region."