Impact of the reintegration of former KLA combatants on the post-war recovery of Kosovo

Sultan Barakat, Alpaslan Ozerdem

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This article examines the impact of the reintegration of former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) combatants on the post-war recovery of Kosovo. The exploration is conducted through a micro- and macro-security perspective. The analysis focuses on the three main issues: preferential treatment of former KLA combatants, identification and utilisation of KLA resources, and the long-term implications of reintegration on the peacebuilding process in Kosovo and regional security. The findings from this analysis are presented in the form of a list of general conclusions and lessons that can be applied by those agencies involved in the reintegration of former combatants in Kosovo and other similar circumstances.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-45
JournalInternational Journal of Peace Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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