After the New War
As scholar Mary Kaldor points out, war between states in which the aim is to inflict maximum violence looks becoming anachronism. In its place is a new type of organized crime and massive violations of human rights.
After the Kosovo War ceased in 1999 officially, transformed violent crimes that could be seen as reversed ethnic cleansing have been ongoing.
A domestic power shift could enable Serbia to get close to joining the European Union (EU). However, the stalemate in Kosovo's status together with inability of international forces to stop retaliations involving ethnic minorities, Kosovar Serbs, has cast a shadow on the official end of the war and the declaration of the Kosovo's independence, back-dropped by the transformation from the dissolution of former Yugoslavia to the EU enlargement.