Mediating denial Philip Hammond and Edward S. Herman, editors, Degraded Capability: The Media and the Kosovo Crisis, London: Pluto, 2000. Contents: 'The West's destruction of Yugoslavia'/ The origins of denial /Denying Serbian slaughter in Kosovo /Denying genocide /Denigrating the Tribunal /Indicting the media In twenty-first century war, media are battlefields. Truth is ever more the… Continue reading Review of Hammond and Herman, eds, Degraded Capability: The Media and the Kosovo Crisis, 2000.
Martin Shaw Political economy and political reaction: a reply to Kees van der Pijl This paper was submitted to the Review of International Political Economy, but declined for publication In 'From Gorbachev to Kosovo: Atlantic rivalries and the re-incorporation of Eastern Europe' (Review of International Political Economy 8:2, 2001, 275-310), my colleague Kees van der… Continue reading Reply to Kees van der Pijl on Yugoslavia, 2002
Martin Shaw Iain King and Whit Mason, Peace at any Price: How the World Failed Kosovo. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006. Pp. xx, 303. $27.95. It is a sign of the times that Kosovo can be seen as a partial success of international intervention and rule. Against the backdrop of Iraq, the fact that this… Continue reading Review of King and Mason, Peace at any Price: How the World Failed Kosovo, for International History Review, 2007
Letter to The Guardian, published in a slightly edited version, 28 February 2007The International Court of Justice judgement on Serbia's role in Bosnia is narrow, conservative and ultimately perverse. Sticking to the findings of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia, the Court rules that only the Srebrenica massacre was genocide. Thus the judges isolated… Continue reading Denying the Bosnian genocide: the ICJ judgement