Kosovo and Israel: A long Waited Recognition

Published at: 18 Nov 2021

The new Balkans Group policy report Kosovo and Israel: A long waited recognition. Recognition of states and territories in the contemporary international politics focuses on Israel’s recognition of Kosovo as a long-anticipated recognition, which was welcomed in Kosovo and yet provoked reactions and dilemmas in the international spectrum. This report is of a distinct character, combining political and legal analysis on the recognition of states and territories. Kosovo’s decision to open an embassy in the contested city of Jerusalem, in March 2021, furthered the debates on the topic and it represented a critical test case for Kosovo’s challenging foreign policy. The report identifies numerous ways on how Kosovo can build upon newly established diplomatic relations with Israel and recommends ways for redefining its foreign policy and service.