UDC 341.218:94(497.1)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 70 (2018)
Vol. 69, No 1170, pp. 27-42
DOI:

Original scientific paper
Received: 24 Feb 2018
Accepted: 24 Mar 2018

THE USA’S RELATION TOWARDS THE UNITY OF THE SFRY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YUGOSLAV CRISIS

Vojvodić Sanja (Fakultet političkih nauka Univerzitet u Beogradu), sanjavojvodic.92@gmail.com

In the early 1990s, the United States was positioned as the only remaining superpower and it was difficult to imagine resolving regional crises without its influence. Such crises were erupting uncontrollably during the disappearance of the bipolar world. At the same time, the Western defense systems sought for a purpose in a new world order. The breakup of the SFRY took place within the aforementioned international surrounding, which provoked the consequences for Yugoslav constituent units as well. The aim of this paper is to describe, and, where possible, to explain the evolution of the US stance from the support to the unity of the SFRY to the support of the independence of its republics, as a hypothesis of the US administration that it will contribute to the solution of the Yugoslav crisis in this way.

Keywords: the USA, Yugoslav crisis, the unity of the SFRY