The media is reporting today that the US and the EU have withdrawn their UN resolution on Kosovo after a third round of negotiations with Russia failed to produce any results. In response, Kosovo Prime Minister, Agim Çeku, has announced that Kosovo will declare independence on November 28th.
Thus far, it appears that the Kosovar government would follow the Ahtisaari plan following an independence declaration.
Kosovo's government would invite Nato's peacekeeping troops to stay and ask the EU to implement a supervisory mission – as proposed by Mr Ahtisaari – over a four-month transition period to take the place of the UN protectorate. But doubts remain about the resolve of the EU to step into the role without a UN resolution.
A real question will be whether American and European leaders have the political will to do something or whether they'll allow the present boondoggle to continue.