A war crimes indictment stymied scheduled U.S.-hosted talks between Kosovo and Serbia. What’s the U.S.’s diplomatic interest in the negotiations?
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Almost three decades after the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo continues to be a source of local tension and an issue in international politics. The dispute stems from Serbia’s refusal to recognize Kosovo as a country after Kosovo seceded from Serbia in 2008. The failure to resolve the dispute between Kosovo and Serbia has prevented both countries from joining the European Union (EU).