Kosovo Online Transcripts
Washingtonpost.com regularly holds live online events where experts answer questions from the audience. The following is a list of transcripts from these interactive sessions:
July 1, 1999:
After the War
Despite relative peace in Kosovo, political turmoil is brewing all over Yugoslavia. Washington Post foreign correspondent Michael Dobbs answered questions about peacekeeping efforts, the refugees' return to Kosovo and longterm prospects for peace in the region.
June 9, 1999:
U.S. Military in Yugoslavia
Washington Post's Pentagon correspondent Dana Priest discussed the U.S. military's role in Kosovo
June 4, 1999: Kosovo Peace Plan
Washington Post foreign correspondent Michael Dobbs discussed from Belgrade the latest prospects for an end to the Kosovo crisis in the wake of Yugolsavia's endorsement of an international peace plan.
May 27, 1999: From Kosovo to Fort Dix
Three weeks ago, the first wave of Kosovo refugees found temporary refuge at Fort Dix Army base. Kosovar refugee Bekim Qela shares his experience from Fort Dix.
May 25, 1999: Madeleine Albright and the Balkans Conflict
Washington Post foreign correspondent Michael Dobbs discussed the
conflict in the Balkans and his new book about U.S. Secretary of State
May 19, 1999: The U.S. Military in Yugoslavia
The Post's Pentagon correspondent Dana Priest answered questions about U.S. military participation in the Balkans conflict.
May 12, 1999: Is Humanitarianism Dead?
Author David Rieff argued his premise that humanitarianism as a movement is dead. He also answered questions about Kosovo and past relief efforts.
May 11, 1999: Balkans, Macedonia and Refugees
Washington Post foreign correspondent Anne Swardson discussed the latest developments on peace negotiations, the refugee situation along the Macedonian border and European reaction to the Kosovo conflict.
May 5, 1999: Balkans and Africa
Washington Post correspondent James Rupert discussed the Balkans conflict and the African reaction to the crisis. He also fielded questions on current events occurring throughout Africa.
April 27, 1999: Macedonia and the Kosovo Crisis
Washington Post Foreign Service correspondent R. Jeffrey Smith joined us from the Macedonian capital of Skopje to discuss the Kosovo crisis.
April 26, 1999: USAF's Grumblings
The U.S. Air Force is disgruntled with how the war in Yugoslavia is being conducted. William Arkin, military analyst and washingtonpost.com DOT.MIL columnist, discussed the U.S.A.F., the NATO bombing campaign and the alliance's information warfare strategy.
April 20, 1999: The Humanitarian Crisis
Judy Cheng Hopkins, Balkans Regional Manager for the United Nation's World Food Program, joined us from WFP headquarters in Rome to discuss feeding the refugees.
April 19, 1999: NATO and the Balkans Conflict
Former National Security Council staff member J.
Nicholas Dowling discussed the Balkans conflict and
the future of NATO on the eve of its 50th
April 14, 1999: Military Strategy
In its third week of airstrikes, NATO continues pounding
targets throughout Yugoslavia. Dana Priest, the Post's
Pentagon correspondent discussed NATO's military
strategy and how the conflict in Yugoslavia may unfold.
April 12, 1999: Save the Children
Gary Shaye, the vice president for international programs for Save the
Children, discussed the humanitarian crisis in Kosovo and
relief efforts for
Kosovar refugees in Montenegro.
April 2, 1999: Balkans History
Tom Emmert, a professor of history at a professor of history at
Gustavos Adolphus College in Minnesota, discussed the historical significance of the Kosovo and the Balkans region.
March 31, 1999: Kosovo's Humanitarian Crisis
Karen Koning Abuzayd, U.S. and Caribbean representative to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, discussed the struggle to aid refugees.
March 30, 1999: Russia's Role
David Hoffman, chief of the Washington Post's Moscow bureau, discussed Russia's role in the Balkans conflict.
March 29, 1999: U.S. Policy in the Balkans
David Leavy, chief spokesman for the National Security Council at the White
House, discussed the Clinton administration's policy in the Balkans.
March 29, 1999: The Kosovo Crisis
Philip Bennett, The Washington Post's assistant managing editor for foreign news, discussed NATO's involvement in the Kosovo crisis and how the Post is covering the conflict in the Balkans.
March 26, 1999: Military Strategy in Kosovo
Ret. Admiral T. Joseph Lopez, former commander-in-chief for Allied forces in Southern Europe, discussed NATO's military campaign against Yugoslavia.
March 25, 1999: Developments in Europe
Washington Post London correspondent, T.R. Reid discussed the NATO strikes on Kosovo, the Pinochet case, and the status of the Northern Ireland peace process.
March 24, 1999, Global Focus: NATO Attacks Serbia
The crisis in Kosovo and the breakdown of peace talks have pressed NATO to launch airstrikes against Yugoslavia. The Post's Pentagon reporter Dana Priest joined us to answer questions about the strikes.
Feb. 17, 1999: Kosovo Peace Talks
Joseph Montville, director of preventive diplomacy at the Center for
Strategic & International Studies, was online to discuss the Kosovo peace negotiations.
June 19, 1998:
Two guests and two perspectives for one conflict bitterly dividing Yugoslavia's province of Kosovo. Post reporter Christine Spolar described recent events in the region, while Kosovo policy-watcher John Fox discussed politics and policy.
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