In recent months, tensions have been mounting rapidly in Kosovo, a region in Serbia inhabited mainly by ethnic Albanians. Kosovo has been described as the next powder keg in the Balkans: the situation has been polarised there for much longer than in Croatia and Bosnia, the animosity runs much deeper and the positions of the Serb minority and the Albanian majority are even more intransigent. If war breaks out, it’s likely that it will be even more destructive and bloodier than in Bosnia. And much of the rest of the Balkans is likely to be sucked in.
Producer: Eric Beauchemin
Broadcast: April 10, 1998