Now that Kosovo has declared its independence, have the rules of the game changed? And can breakaway provinces now count on international support?
This surprise move has had separatists in
As the PQ's international relations critic Daniel Turp argued in a television interview, "if one day
A 'unique' situation
The Canadian government was quick to defend its decision, arguing that Kosovo's case was unique, and in no way sets a precedent for a
"The situation that evolved there was a situation of war [and] terrible suffering for the Kosovars," which is not the case in
John Manley, former deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister, who oversaw
In the case of Kosovo, after the violent breakup of
While Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Benoît Pelletier claims that there is "nothing in common" between the situations in Kosovo and
"They didn't want to lead," explains John Manley. "I don't think they wanted to provoke anything ... you look at who your company is, who's onside. It took time for international support to grow."
But recognition also betrays the fact that the government no longer considers
"If we had a government in
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