Foreign policy of SU

USSR policy

Percentages agreement

october 1944

Yalta Conference

4 february 1945 - 11 february 1945

U.S. goals:
-to take SU into war against Japan
-to get SU's approval for UN
-"declaration on liberated Europe" was to controll SU's spread (Stalin believed that communists will continue to be in power in Ea.Eu. as they made success)
SU's goals
-to guarantee destruction of Germany (SU&US were equal at the moment of conference, only after US used bomb in Japan - so, G. could be stopped only through common ways of making war)
-there was a non agression agreement between SU&Japan, St. wanted back territories of Tsarist Russia and control of the railway
Points of Conference:
-Germany (it was agreed to invite France to take over an area of occupation)
-Poland&Yugoslavia were treated equally (neccessity of representative government - temporary government to include liberal democrats from 2 London governments in exile)
-Declaration on liberated Europe
-SU against Japan

Roosvelt was alive(mutual trust between R.&St.), lvl of trust was greater then later,Yalta agreement did not create an iron curtain, but spheres of influence (+% agreement before)
February (date of conference) - on battlefields UK&US were stopped by very victorious defense of nazis, at the same time, Red army made great success&moved fast. So for Churchill it was very important to include SU - to maintain peace. (?)

Agreement of SU entry into war with Japan

11 february 1945


september 1947 - april 1956

As a response to Marshall Plan
Purpose - to organize Cold War Communism in Europe (and only in Europe)
Was dissolved after Soviet rapprochement with Yugoslavia and the process of De-Stalinization.

Zhdanov "Two camps policy"

september 1947

Insisted on mimicing the CP of the SU, need of uniformity of Soviet Camp.
Language og beseiged fortress, isolation - repetition of 30's policy, just now it is not SU, but Soviet Camp.
Only 5 years after Stalin's speech where he spoke about UK&US as democratic friends. Now in Zhdanov speech - radical change, they are imperialists.
St's approach is still very traditional - territories as a defense (security) of SU (because it was before atomic bomb)

Communists got full control in CPs of EaEu


Social democratic parties were forcibly merged with Communist Parties

Coup in Czechoslovakia

25 february 1948

Orchestrated by SU
Spurred Republican Congress to pass the legislation to implement the Marshal plan

Berlin blockade

24 june 1948 - 5 may 1949

-in april 1949 NATO was formed
-US officials decided that it was more important to link Allied-controlled Germany to the West than to unify the whole country
-in 1946 Soviets stopped delivering food to W.Germ.>US stopped shipping industrial equipment Ea.Germ
-local elections in 1946 in Berlin showed anti-comm. results
-in document Soviets concentrate on violation of agreed measures
-SU wanted not only mainain G. weak, but radically transform the social system (de-nazification)
-Reparations were to maintain G. weak (West feared that huge reparations to Msc&control of Ruhr can over time lead to absolute control of the country by Communists)
-UK&USA&SU didn't come to any agreement about Pol&Germ border
-All this created mutual distrust
-US wanted to unify western zones and to recover G. (it was perceived as a threat by SU)
-in spring 1948 Western Powers succeded in merging of their zones
-so SU reacted on it, because agreement was to withdraw other troops from soviet territory (Berlin was deep in soviet territory)
1 april 1948 - SU imposed travel restictions on Allied personnel
24 june 1948 in Western territory - currence reform>SU closed all roads&links
-during spring SU tried to persuade Fr. to oppose UK&US plans for Germany (based on Fr's fears of German militarism)
-UK&US provided airlifting supply
-non-nuclear SU had to avoid military confromtation with US
-Stalin in fact provided the rationale for western rearmament (unintendedly)
-8 april 1949 UK&US&FR announced agreement on establishment of FRG
-5 may - end of blockade
-august soviet atomic bomb success

Tito-Stalin split

28 june 1948

1st rupture within socialist camp - new for foreign policy of SU. Before it was cocerned about 1.US&Wesr; 2.Asia.
Silence is speaking - in document there is nothing about Balkan Federation.
BF - Dimitrov went to Buharest, met leaders of Romania. Press-conference - anounced the talks of Tito&Dimitrov (9 projects of BF during the war) and that BF will come soon.
Greece was included in project - St. was furious, he wanted to preserve % agreement with Churchill. St. saw in Greece an obstacle for cooperation with West, so he didn't support greek civil war
Hung., Cz-Sl., Pol - were mentioned as possible memebers of BF in future.
Dimitrov stated that they will not ask anybody's advice.
St. needed to force other CP in EaEu to believe in Zhdanov speech (autonomus foreign policy was not allowed), so he identified the traitor and pushed for homogenization of Socialist Camp.
So Tito had its own foreign policy.
St. wanted to preserve ideological legitimacy of SU in the whole Socialist Camp. - St. opressed lots of people in EaEu because they had local support&had legitimacy on local territory - it was against St's ideas.
St. new that SU is not prepared for a new war. Dimitrov, Tito&Bauer were not aware of it. This split was not expected.
Split with Tito - like a real "iron curtain" because other countries had no power after to oppose SU's policy and became satelites.


5 january 1949 - 28 june 1991

As an alternative to European Economic Community (EEC)

Mao "On the people's democratic dictatoship"

july 1949

Atomic bomb by S.U.

August 1949

Mao took control of Beijing

october 1949

Kim Il Sung pleads for Soviet support

january 1950

Mao informs St. entering Korean war


Stalin&Mao Pact

14 february 1950

-St. tied Chinese into unequal economic relations
-Sino-Soviet Treaty of millitary alliance - US saw it as threat of comm expansion
-1st meeting of two leaders, they were very cautious how to control each other
-St. still felt connected to Chan Kaishek (deal with him in 1945), so difficult.
-Mao could be a second Tito, he spoke somehow alike as ideas of peoples' democracies in Europe.
-1 month befor Mao took control of Beijing - SU tested atomic bomb
-consultations for any problem between M&St. (Mao wanted to participate in discussions of international q-ns)
-St. obstained from Mao's intensions in Taiwan - not to provoke US&UK to intervene
-St. was suspicious of the chinese communists as they relied less on tiny working class in China, and moe on the peasantry.

Korean war

25 june 1950 - 27 july 1953

in 1943 Cairo meeting - Korea was promsed independence BUT 38th parallel -SU north;US south.
in jan 1949 - withdrawal of soviet troops, few months later - US also.
in summer 1950 north invaded south
*until 90's soviet version - it was a response on a provocation by the south
-Msc was excluded from settlement of the Japanese q-n>so if north korea wins, St. gained influence in the region.
-St. tried to avoid direct confrontation with US.
-St. provided arms and sent advisers.
-Kim il Sung reassured St. that invasion could be achieved quickly and without opposition of the US.
-US made 2 puplic speeches, where clearly showed lack of interest in northern korea>that's why St. decided to enter the korean war and accept the risk
-for US, Truman's administration thought that Europeans could see that korean problem was a Kremlin attempt to probe americans resolve glovbally.
-for Mao it was a threat to have US (in southern korea) so close - that's why Mao wanted to continue the war
-for West - China stimulated fear of Communist expansion in the region
-SU was absent on UNSC when the decision was taken about Korean War. Absent because there was a representative of ChanKaishek and not Mao's (SU requested change but it was not applied by other members). (Iraqi&Kosovo were not authorized by UNSC by Russia's veto)
-Kim Il Sung didn't follow St's order, bcause Mao was determined to fight>shows limits of St's influence, and Mao's more influential.
-SU had to face that western alliance remained united over korean conflict and moved towards a coherent military-political unit in Western Europe.
-AFTER Korean war we may talk of a GLOBAL Cold War confrontation (no only East vs. West)

ECSC coal&stell

18 April 1951

signed in 18 April 1951
in force from 23 July 1952

St. on the inevitability of war


St. stated - while war is inevitable between capitalists, SU can avoid involvement and preserve peace

Stalin's death

march 1953

Berlin uprising

June 1953

Beria (Soviet-German policy) He was the most openminded from "troika"
-attempted to prevent GDR from blocking itself off unification. Main point for SU - how to make G. unable to present risk for SU? > 1.reduce industrial capacity + 2.demilitarise
(as soviet proposal of G. unification failed - it made it possible in future to include W. Germany into NATO)
-irdered a relaxation of regime>it led to workers uprisings
-in 22 august GDR was fully integrated into Eastern Block (agreement with Moscow)


13 september 1953 - 14 october 1964

Tensions in troika - how to legitimise the new power after St. death?
Khr appeals to Lenin - in order to legitimise new power and separate from Stalin.
Khr had to find a strong legitimisation of power - for this he needed Tito, to use him in the battle of the party
After St's death - multipolarity in Soviet leadership, so different ways to treat foreign policy
+ need to negotiate within the party
Context of perceived weakness (shaped foreign policy):
-within Europe
-Yugo&China as competing ways
-Berlin uprising (workers uprised)
*Coexistence is useful for connecting foreign&domestic policies (ex. appologises in yugo>put under revision of all trials before)
-1952 with St. alive - 1st proposal of German unification, it included free elections; 1954-no, because of Berlin uprising in 1953. West was insisting on free elections.
-Soviet proposal of Eu. security was excluding of Us, so it was rejected. SU even was ready to bargain - offered help to France in Indo-China if it rejects other security proposals.

W.Germ into NATO

5 May 1955

-full sovereignty of West Germany
-ending of its occupation
-its admittance to NATO
It was ratified after London and Paris Conferences (before was idea to include W.Germany into EDC (EuDefCom) but EDC failed with France failure to ratify it)

Warsaw Pact (WTO)

14 may 1955 - 1 july 1991

-Qualitative change:
-multilateral regular meetings were established
-formalized military relations between Msc&EaEuCs
-provided to Msc justification for stationing troops
-ParisTreaties&WTO > secured spheres of influence
-WTO was sighned 1 day after Khr. withdrew troops from Austria - troops were sent to Hungary, as now WTO justified their presence.

Austrian State Treaty

15 may 1955

-Neutrality and end of four-power occupation
-Khr. wanted to make clear what he wanted to do with Germany
-Khr withdrew troops from Austria - again to show his same intentions for Germany

Khr's speech in Belgrade

27 may 1955

-the same year of WTO, right after its establishment
-makes a lot of references to Lenin
-blames Beria&Abakumov
-seems not opposing Yugo to have relations with the West
-by accepting Yugo as a socialist country different roads to socialism were possible again
-Tito took an independent position on Hungarian uprising - it led to new break

Khr on Peaceful Coexistence

february 1956

2 parts:
1. peaceful coexistence
2. national road to socialism
-non-violent path to socialism, reflecting conditions and traditions of countries
-refers to Lenin: "socialism is inevitable but not all will do so in exactly the same way"

-deeply influenced by Yugoslavia (this doc+secret speech). national roads - to justify Yugo, to bring Tito back to the Camp

-Peaceful coex was not in Mao's view, but Khr. mentioned China. China was not able to continue this polocy (started from Bangu conferencse in 1955)
-Mao influenced a lot on Khr. Mao was not afraid of nuclear war - chinese are so many that they will survive. Here appears mistrust between M&Khr. Mao condamned Khr. in inability to implement his "peaceful coex" with Tito.
-1953-54 Comission was already workin. Idea was to create a strong system by appologising the prisoners. But Mao wanted to maintain power through rigid policies. So Khr. - opposite - to go back to origins, more flexible.

Khruschev's secret speech

25 february 1956

-condemn St's cult of personality
-contrast St & Lenin
->disunity of party
-St's positive role in ideological fight in late 20's

-secret speech was the way how to detatch Stalin from Lenin
-Khr. wanted to legitimise himself throught appealing to Tito. BUT Tito understood that he could lead now - huge misunderstanding.

Polish workers in Poznan

june 1956

Gomulka became 1st secretary of party
No invasion

Hungarian revolution

23 october 1956 - 10 november 1956

communists had a strong resistance of Catholic church
+ collectivisation>hunger in 1953
-Kadar instead of Nagy (it was Tito's demant - to prove Khr's "national roads")
-Here were only Soveit troops (not Warsaw Pact troops, as in 68 in Prague)
-Khr. went to Yugo to convince Tito to support intervention to Hungary. Khr. accepted Kadar as Tito's candidate in turn of Tito's not intervention into Hungarian affair.
-Nagy went to Yugo's ambassy to find political asylum>state problem between Yugo&SU.
-Nagy went out of ambassy and was captured by KGB>Tito condemned Khr. in opposing his own ideas of peaceful coex.>condemned SU in Hungarian invasion>Khr. failed in his attempts as he lost his "puppet"

Declaration of world-wide conference of CPs

november 1957

Khr. felt stronger after failed coup against him.
He tried to reestablish relations with Tito again, but again the same misunderstanding appeared.
Khr. discussed with Tito 40 days on Danube river the issue how to bring Yugo&SU closer to each other, but then Tito decided not to come to conference and not to sign the paper - Khr. was furious. After this failure, Yugo will never be so close (as in 1956) to SU again until Gorbachev.

Berlin wall

August 1961

Cuban missile crisis

14 october 1962 - 28 october 1962

creation of "hot line"
final acceptance of spheres of influence

Grain harvest disappointment


SU started to buy grain from capitalists


14 october 1964 - 10 november 1982

-Strategic parity with US achieved in early 70's > arms-control agreements from a "position of strength"
-60's-70's crusial for 3rd world - independency
-In 3rd World - shift from economic to military aid (zero sum game in the end)
-70's economic growth rates bagan to decline in Communist camp (lag in technology also)
-In Afganistan, Soviet military, economic and technological shortcomings bacame evident

Invasion of Czechoslovakia

20 august 1968 - 20 september 1968

As a Warsaw Pact forces

Border clashes at Damansky Island


1966 chenese launched Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

Non-agression pact with W.Germany

12 august 1970

The Moscow Treaty

Soviet-Indian Treaty of Friendship

August 1971

Helsinki Agreement

1 august 1975

Invasion of Afghanistan

12 december 1979


11 march 1985 - 24 august 1991

-"young" politician, education in law, not from periphery
-rejected the use of forse
-wanted to change within SU framework
-economic reforms
-was deeply influenced by invasion of Cz-Sl.
-Czech reformer,Zdenek Mlynar-students with Gorbachev at MGU in 50-55
-"European home" as a rethoric, shared values.

Chernobyl crisis


Doctrine of "universal human values"


Gorbacev's shift from the Doctrine of "class struggle"
on 27th Party Congress

Rea&Gor meeting in Reykjavik

october 1986

-Opened an unprecedented discussion of complete nuclear disarmament
-events after this reflected choices not about whether to end the C.War, but about how to end it


8 december 1987

US&SU - eliminated the medium.range missiles in Europe (entire class of weapons)(that had contributed so much to Ea-We tension since the late 70's)

Gorbachev at UN-troops withdrawal

7 december 1988

-international relations should be free from ideology (shift from ideological struggle to common values of humanity)
-cut 500k soldiers from Soviet Army
-reduce of 50k men and 5k tanks from EaEu

Domestic pressures

1989 - 1991

Tbilisi 9 april 1989
Baku 19 january 1990
13 january 1991 Vilnius
These military crackdowns increased nationalist fervor in Soviet Republics. More radical and popular within Georgia,Azerb,Lith.

Sinatra Doctrine

25 october 1989

stated by Foreign Ministry spokesman Gennadi Gerasimov on american tv programe

Supreme Soviet of Russia

1990 - october 1993

-it was a permanent parliament
-was abolished in October 1993 (after the events of Russia's 1993 constitutional crisis) and replaced by the Federal Assembly of Russia (consists of the Federation Council of Russia and State Duma), whose powers are weaker than Supreme Soviet ones
-abolition made russian diplomacy to act more independently in international relations without parliamentary control

Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE)

november 1990

eliminated many of the military structures that had long devided Ea&W

Malta Summit

december 1990

-US&SU It laid the foundation to significant cut in the conventional forces in Europe
-"race to disarm"

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START1)


reduced nucler arcenal:
-american 25%
-soviet 30%

1st elections

12 june 1991

59% to Yelzin

Coup Attempt

19 august 1991 - 21 AUGUST 1991

failed because of popular opposition on the streets as well as within military + Yelzin resistance


25 december 1991

9 former republics of the USSR admitted to the UN


Russian constitutional crisis

12 december 1993

Yeltsin managed to push through his new constitution, creating a strong presidency and giving the president sweeping powers to issue decrees
-The premier, for example, is appointed, and in effect freely dismissed, by the president
-Adoption of rethoric of nationalism


Atlantic Charter

14 august 1941

-no territorial aggrandizement; no territorial changes made against the wishes of the people; restoration of self-government to those deprived of it; reduction of trade restrictions; global cooperation to secure better economic and social conditions for all; freedom from fear and want; freedom of the seas; and abandonment of the use of force, as well as disarmament of aggressor nations.
-in the "Declaration by United Nations" of 1 January 1942, the Allies of World War II pledged adherence to this charter's principles.
-it set goals for the post-war world and inspired many of the international agreements that shaped the world thereafter.
-the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the post-war independence of European colonies, and much more are derived from the Atlantic Charter
*despite the fact that US yet are not involved in war

Teheran Conference

28 november 1943 - 1 december 1943

-to open 2nd front

Truman - president

1945 - 1953

1st atomic test in U.S.

16 July 1945

August 6 and 9, 1945
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan

Potsdam Conference

17 july 1945 - 2 august 1945

SU was dissapointed with reparations

Churchill iron curtain speech

5 march 1946

Voice of America


Economic Warfare

1947 - 1967

Denial of all goods that might be adapted for weapons (from U.S. to S.U.)
+ list of emargoed goods by Western Europe

Truman doctrine speech

12 march 1947

UK was not able to continue subsidising its army in Greece, so they asked US to help.

Marshal Plan announced

5 june 1947

Europen Recovery Program (ERP) lasted 4 years
During Roosevelt it was elaborated differently, ans SU even was thinking to support it.


4 april 1949 - 04/16/2014

Radio Free Europe


National Security Council Report (NSC-68)

14 april 1950

Containment policy as a priority for U.S.
Rollback policy

Psychological Strategy Board

april 1951

for the spread and propaganda - undercutting Soviet power in Eastern Europe

Eisenhower - president

20 january 1953 - 20 january 1961
  • Easing trade restictions
  • he was sceptical about agressive rollback (also because it was costly)
  • after EaGerman uprising and its suppression by soviet - it shattered the notion of agressive rollback
  • instead, supported growth of nationalist sentiments -over a month after St's death he made an important speech in april 1953, showing his interest in improvement of relations with SU; "welcome every honest act of peace"

Suez crisis

29 october 1956 - 7 november 1956

Vietnam war

December 1956 - 30 april 1979

Decision to Bomb North Vietnam in feb 1965

Charles de Gaulle

23 november 1959

"Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, it is the whole of Europe, that will decide the destiny of the world"
His vision stood in contrast to the Atlanticism of the United States and Britain, preferring instead a Europe that would act as a third pole between the United States and the Soviet Union. By including in his ideal of Europe all the territory up to the Urals, de Gaulle was implicitly offering détente to the Soviets.

Non-Aligned Movement



20 january 1961 - 22 november 1963

Bay of Pigs

April 1961

Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT)

5 august 1963

in order to contain Germany and China


22 november 1963 - 20 january 1969

1966-68 > detentr policy

Chinese detonated first nuclear bomb


1966 - tested a ballistic missile

Nuclear non-proliferation Treaty


Negotiations were opened by SU and US
In force from 1970


1969 - 1974

Willy Brandt in W.Germany
accepted borders of Polan and EaGermany
1.accepting the status quo of powers
2.removed soviet argument about german danger
3.improved Ea-W relations
-W.Germany remains since that time in a cooperative framework with East
-made CSCE and Helsinki process - possible
(when Soviet accepted the US role in Europe and W.Germans accepted the status quo > foundation for all-European security conference)
-NATO and the West(Fr.) were afraid of W.Germany moving eastwards, they tried to connect W.Germany by all means to the West.

Nixon - President

20 january 1969 - 9 august 1974

with Kissinger
to disentangle from Vietnam
China card - to split the communist block
Underestimating local circumstances of 3rd World
Tend to slow down the presence in 3rd World

Treaty of Warsaw

7 december 1970

accepted the existing border—the Oder-Neisse line, imposed on Germany by the Allied powers at the 1945 Potsdam Conference

Abolition of Breton-Woods system


(no more $ conversation into gold)
-because i was a big inflation
-this step allowed to export inflation into Europe (Fr. was furious)

So fear was created in Europe that US will not lead a free world


26 may 1972

Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
Nixon & Brezhnev

Four Power Agreement on Berlin

3 june 1972

accepting the status quo

Recognition between two Germanys

21 December 1972

Yom Kippur crisis


part of Arab-Israel conflicts
-Both US and SU didn't want to allow each other's presence in the Middle East
-one of the highest tensions of the Cold War

Oil crisis



9 august 1974 - 20 january 1977

Carter - President

20 january 1977 - 20 january 1981

-undercut secretive diplomacy practiced by Nixon and Kissinger
-appointed anti-communist Brzezinski as a national security adviser
-an extreme supporter of human rights

USA's "China card"



NATO decided to deploy missiles in W.Eu.

12 december 1979

SU - Afghanistan on the same day

Reagan - President

20 january 1981 - 20 january 1989

-anti-communist "crusade"
-largest defense buildup since Korean War
-1st application to religion - SU as "emperial evil"
-much more assertive foreign policy - to help everybody against communism (support Afgan., Kambogia, Nikaragua, Ethiopia)
-Huge investmet, adding 35% of exp. in military, now with a clear enemy
-Deployment of missiles into Europe
-launching SDI, this idea was never abandoned, now it is not "national" but missile defense because it spreads for Europe.
-charismatic leader
1983 - peak of tensions

Deployment of intermediate range nuclear missiles in W.Eu.


SU as "an evil empire"

8 march 1983

Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)

23 march 1983

"Star wars"
-space-based missile defense program that could protect the country from a large-scale nuclear attack
-violation of the 1972 Antiballistic Missile
-SU might feel forced to attack before the US could complete the system

NATO military exercises in W.Eu.

2 november 1983 - 11 november 1983

Hightened alert of Warsaw Pact forces, as Soviet observers believed it might be a real thing

Reagan's Peace Speech

16 january 1984

Crucial shift in rethoric.
He called for constructive cooperation, to avoid war and reduce lvls of arms

Thatcher about Gorbachev

17 december 1984

I like Mr Gorbachev. We can do business together
(in interview to BBC)

Geneva Summit

november 1985

-Rea&Gor improvement of relations
-only 6 moths after Chernenko's death (before the internal leadership situation could not effectively "react" on Reagan's shift towards)

Washington Consensus


-the "standard" reform package promoted for crisis-wracked developing countries
-policies in such areas as macroeconomic stabilization, economic opening with respect to both trade and investment, and the expansion of market forces within the domestic economy.

Bush - President

20 january 1989 - 20 january 1993

-Uruguay round of GATT > WTO
-NAFTA negotiations

Poland elections

june 1989

Showed opposite to Marxist theory - possibility of a peaceful transition from one system to another

Tiananmen Square (China)

4 june 1989

brutal use of force

Hungary opened borders with Austria

10 september 1989

It opened a way for EaGerman refugees

made the Berlin Wall pointless 2 months before it was opened up

Asia-Pacific Economic cooperation (APEC)

november 1989

Kohl's 10 point plan

28 November 1989

thought they will be lucku to achieve unification "with 5 or 10 years", but it was very fast, as germans were highly willing to unite

Bush&Gorb - Germany q-n

june 1990

Bush convinced G. to agree that unined Germany should decide for itself in which alliance she would like to participate
In return - Bush sighned an agreement eliminating most of the Cold War restrictions on the Soviet trade

Reunification of Germany

3 october 1990

Same day - member of NATO
Reagan reassured Gorbachev that NATO itself would not go further
Without US backing the unification of Germany would not appear

Clinton - President

20 january 1993 - 20 january 2001

Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti (?)
More forceful in supportin democracy-seeking states fighting from a communict Yugoslav federation (in contrast to Bush)


1 january 1994

agreement officially came into force
North American Free Trade Agreement

GATT transformed into WTO

1 january 1995

with Russia
WTO marked a major step in establishing a judicial basis for international trade law

Responsibility to protect (R2P)


As an emerging norm that sovereignty is not a right, but that states must protect their populations from mass atrocity crimes—namely genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing.
-state has a responsibility to protect its population from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing.
-the international community has a responsibility to assist the state to fulfill its primary responsibility.
-if the state manifestly fails to protect its citizens from the four above mass atrocities and peaceful measures have failed, the international community has the responsibility to intervene through coercive measures such as economic sanctions. Military intervention is considered the last resort.
-R2P is a norm and not a law
-International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) report in 2001
-Criticisms: ‘humanitarian interventions’, which often conceal the true strategic motives


Constitution amandments

april 1990

created, like in russia, conditions for rule by one person - president
in 1992 - another constitution

1st free elections in Serbia

december 1990

Serbia was the last among former republics to have free elections

Croatian War of Independence

31 March 1991 - 2 November 1995

Slovenian&Croatian declaration of independence

25 June 1991

Ten-Day War

27 June 1991 - 7 July 1991

between the Slovenian Territorial Defence and the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA)

Brioni Agreement

7 July 1991
  • required the JNA and the TDS to return to their bases -Slovene officials were to control Slovenia's borders alone -both Slovenia and Croatia were to suspend all activities stemming from their declarations of independence for three months -set European Community Monitor Mission (ECMM) tasked with monitoring the disengagement of the JNA and the TDS in Slovenia, and ultimately the withdrawal of the JNA from Slovenia -established the EC's interest in the region -Agreement isolated Marković who tried to preserve the federation, but was ignored by van den Broek who appeared not to comprehend issues presented before him, and the EC delegation tacitly encouraged the dissolution of Yugoslavia -In the end, the EC took credit for a rapid resolution of the armed conflict in Slovenia without realising that its diplomatic efforts had little to do with the situation on the ground

Macedonian declaration of independence

8 september 1991

Same day of referendum

Recognition of Croatia

15 January 1992

By European Economic Community
United Nations did so in May 1992
Recognition started by Ukraine and Latvia, then germany - in december 1991

United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR)

february 1992 - march 1995

US agreed to participate in it

Bosnian gov. referendum

1 march 1992

Declaration of independence (?)
Recognition (?)

US recognition of Sloven,Croat and Bosnian

7 april 1992

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

27 april 1992 - 3 june 2006

-Serbia and Montenegro
-gained UN membership on 2 November 2000

US forces deployed to Bosnia

July 1993

In december additional forces were added to UN peace-keeping

Somali fiasco

september 1993

-american soldiers were killed and wounded
-made clear that American ground troop deployments were virtually impossible in Bosnia, it ensured that no serious UN pease-keeping force could be fielded to support an overall Bosnian settlement
-White House turned its attention to problems closer to home: Haiti, Cuba, Mexico and domestic politics

Dayton Agreement

14 December 1995

acceptance of war results

Milošević president of FRY

23 July 1997 - 5 October 2000

before he was a President of Serbia (11 January 1991 – 23 July 1997)
-he needed to find new legitimation of power - nationalism
-he abolished autonomy of Kosovo&Vojevodina
-was willing to keep Yugo united

NATO bombing of Yugoslavia

24 march 1999 - 10 june 1999

-during the Kosovo War
-the operation was not authorised by the United Nations and was the first time that NATO used military force without the approval of the UN Security Council and against a sovereign nation that did not pose a threat to members of the alliance

Montenegro's declaration of independence

3 June 2006

Serbia's declaration of independence

5 June 2006