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Danish Peacekeepers in the Republic of Serbian Krajina (Croatia), 1992-1995. Abridged Version.

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This article is an abridged version of my dissertation “Den danske FN-bataljon i den ikke-anerkendte stat Republika Srpska Krajina, 1992-1995”, that was originally published in the Danish language journal “Fra Krig og Fred” (2014/2)”

This article examines how the existence of the unrecognized state, “Republika Srpska Krajina” (RSK), influenced a Danish infantry battalion during its deployment in Croatia between March 1992 and August 1995. Being a part of United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), and later United Nations Confidence Restoration Force in Croatia (UNCRO), the battalion was to protect the Serb-controlled parts of Croatia from further hostilities by demilitarization of these areas. However, the RSK-authorities’ stubbornness in maintaining their unofficial borders, their wish for de facto recognition of their self-proclaimed state, and their general lack of trust in the international peacekeepers immediately collided with the initial intention behind the mission. Soon after its deployment, the battalion realized that the RSK authorities hampered its implementation of the peace plan, the so-called Vance-Plan.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
JournalBaltic Security and Defence Review
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)70-124
Number of pages54
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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