The international community should once again examine its blanc refusal to divide Kosovo. It would be good to hint at the readiness to accept it if Pristina and Belgrade agree on this. This proposal has been brought forward by Charles Kapchan, professor of international relations at the Washington Georgetown University and member of the influential American Foreign Relations Council.
“North of the Ibar River to the border with Serbia proper, Kosovo is inhabited almost exclusively with Serbs. The region represents around 15 percent of the territory of Kosovo and is inhabited with one-third of the Serbs. Pristina has no pretensions for ruling over the region that is functionally part of Serbia. Giving northern Kosovo to Serbia, while the rest of the province becomes independent, will free Pristina from vane attempts of establishing rule over the region that intends to keep connections with Belgrade,” he said. F.F