Kosova

Confronting the Roots of Kosova’s Downward Spiral

(Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi)

English | Albanian | 29 December 2014

Saving Kosova (Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi)
English | Albanian | 22 November 2008

Kosova Adrift: Based on an AACL fact-finding mission to Kosova, June 29-July 6, 2008 (Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi) 
English | Albanian | 13 July 2008

Kosova! Why America and Why Now? (Joseph J. DioGuardi)
English | Albanian | 6 March 2008

The Albanian American Civic League Applauds Kosova's Declaration of Independence; Calls on the U.S. Government to Recognize the New State Immediately 
English | Albanian | 18 February 2008

Members of the Albanian American Civic League board attend a reception at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan for Republican Presidential candidate John McCain. January 22, 2008. Was written by Beqir Sina about this important event. 
English | Albanian | 22 January 2008

New York Times Editorial Letter. Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi publishes a letter in the New York Times on July 17 about the resolution of Kosova’s final status. 
English | Albanian | July 2007

“Countdown for Kosova: What’s at Stake at Kennebunkport.” The contents of this article reflect the position of the Albanian American Civic League about the resolution of Kosova’s final status, before, during, and after the inconclusive Bush-Putin summit on July 2. 
English |  Albanian | July 2007

“KOSOVA & THE ROAD TO PEACE IN THE BALKANS.” Congressman Tom Lantos, Joe DioGuardi, and Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi participated in a panel discussion at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in New York City.
English | Albanian | 23 April 2007

THE AHTISAARI PLAN: CAVEAT EMPTOR. Shirley Cloyes’ critique of UN Envoy Martti Ahtisaari’s proposal for the resolution of Kosova’s final status.  
English | Albanian | February 2007

LANTOS AND ROS-LEHTINEN INTRODUCE RESOLUTION FOR KOSOVA’S INDEPENDENCE. Albanian American Civic League is pleased to announce that Congressman Tom Lantos, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Committee’s Ranking Republican, have introduced H.Res. 36 in support of the independence of Kosova. 
English | Albanian | January 2007

SENATOR JOSEPH BIDEN ON KOSOVA AND MONTENEGRO. Senator Joe Biden continues to make a significant contribution to the cause of lasting peace in Southeast Europe, as the attached documents demonstrate.  The first is his January 3rd commentary in The Financial Times of London, entitled “Opponents of a new Kosovo must be stopped.” The second is the letter that he sent last November at the urging of the Civic League to Montenegrin Prime Minister Zeljko Sturanovic on behalf of the fourteen Albanians tortured and jailed in Montenegro.  
English | Albanian | January 2007

KOSOVA’S LAST CHANCE
December 2006

Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi examines the international community’s plans for Kosova’s final status in 2007.
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WHY KOSOVA CAN’T WAIT
November 2006

This article outlines why delaying final status resolution and the independence of Kosova is destructive for Albanians, Serbs, and the international community. 
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AACL WORKS WITH THE NEW BERISHA GOVERNMENT IN WASHINGTON
September 2006

A report about the Civic League’s work with Albanian Deputy Foreign Minister Edith Harxhi. 
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THE SERBIAN LOBBY ATTEMPTS TO HIJACK U.S. FOREIGN POLICY ON KOSOVA
May 2006

Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi demonstrates the ways in which the Serbian lobby in Washington (including the Serbian Unity Congress and representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church) are attempting to derail Kosova’s independence.
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THE CIVIC LEAGUE RESPONDS TO THE INDICTMENT OF KOSOVA PRIME MINISTER RAMUSH HARADINAJ
March 10, 2005

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RELIGION AND PROPAGANDA IN KOSOVA
January 2005

Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi responds to Accuracy in Media’s attack on Kosovar Albanians as anti-Serb and anti-Christian. 
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U.S. SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE HEARING ON U.S. FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS SOUTHEAST EUROPE 
August 2004

On July 14, 2004, Senator Joe Biden presided at a hearing on “U.S. Foreign Policy towards Southeast Europe: Unfinished Business in the Balkans.” Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi submitted written testimony in support of the independence of Kosova now.
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TIME IS RUNNING OUT IN KOSOVA
March 2004

Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi analyzes the violence that erupted in Kosova on March 17. 
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THE CIVIC LEAGUE CALLS FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEM REFORM IN KOSOVA
March 2004

Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi explains why the international community should support Kosova civil society’s call for open lists and a district system. 
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H.RES. 28 REISSUED BY CONGRESSMEN LANTOS AND HYDE 
January 2004

On the night of President Bush’s State of the Union Message, the AACL executive board met inside the U.S. Capitol Building. That day Congressmen Tom Lantos and Henry Hyde sent a revised “Dear Colleague” to all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives with their bill, calling on the United States to declare its support for the independence of Kosova, and with Morton Abramowitz’s op-ed article, “Snatching Defeat in the Balkans.” 
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THE AACL TAKES ITS CASE FOR KOSOVA TO THE UNITED NATIONS
December 2003

By Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi. In a lengthy and open exchange at the UN with U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte, the Civic League made the case for unblocking privatization, gaining access to World Bank lending, and resolving Kosova’s final status. 
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KOSOVA: OFFICIAL VERSUS PUBLIC REALITY
July 2003

Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi analyzes the results of a series of public meetings held by the Civic League in Gjilan, Podujeve, Peja, Gjakova, Suhareka, Prizren, Prishtina, and Drenice. 
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U.S. HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE HEARING ON THE FUTURE OF KOSOVA
June 2003

On May 21, Congressmen Henry Hyde and Tom Lantos convened an historic hearing on the independence of Kosova, at the urging of the Civic League. Text of hearing report available here in English and Albanian. Joe DioGuardi’s testimony available here in English and Albanian. Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi’s testimony available here in English and Albanian


KOSOVA: BREAKING THE SILENCE
March 2003

On the fifth anniversary of Adem Jashari’s death, Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi reflects on what it means to honor his legacy and the values of the former Kosova Liberation Army. 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION 28
June 2003

The Congressional Resolution in support of the independence of Kosova now, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 27, 2003, by Congressman Tom Lantos, the Ranking Democrat on the House International Relations Committee, and Congressman Henry Hyde, the Committee’s Chairman. 
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THE FUTURE OF KOSOVA IS AT STAKE
November 2002

Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi explains why postponing Kosova’s final status is threatening the future of its people and the prospects for lasting peace and stability in the Balkans in terms of four core issues. 
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SENATOR JOSEPH BIDEN: AN INDEPENDENT KOSOVA IS INEVITABLE
September 2002

By Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi. The Civic League brings Senator Biden to Illinois, where he makes the case for Albanian freedom in the Balkans. 
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KOSOVA: WHERE WE STAND IN 2002
March 2002

Part 1 of a series on the Albanian national question published in Illyria by Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi. 
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THE ALBANIAN AMERICAN CIVIC LEAGUE: ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC
March 2002

A chronology of the Civic League’s activities in relation to Kosova from 1986 to the indictment of Milosevic in 1999 by Joe DioGuardi and Shirley Cloyes. 
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A FUNCTIONING COALITION GOVERNMENT FOR KOSOVA–TO BE OR NOT TO BE?
December 2001

A report on the results of the November 17 elections by Joe DioGuardi. 
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WHY WE MUST OPPOSE THE UNMIK–FRY COMMON DOCUMENT
November 2001

by Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi. 
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KOSOVA ON THE EVE OF THE GENERAL ELECTIONS
October 2001

A report to Congressmen Ben Gilman and Henry Hyde from Shirley Cloyes and Joe DioGuardi. 
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THREE ALBANIAN AMERICANS FOUND IN A MASS GRAVE IN SERBIA
July 2001

Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi’s account of the investigation into the disappearance of Agron, Mehmet, and Ylli Bytyqi, who fought with the Atlantic Batallion in Kosova and whose bodies have recently been discovered in a mass grave in Serbia. It includes important information not contained thus far in the coverage from the AP, Washington Post, and The Sunday Times of London. 
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES ON HEALTHCARE IN KOSOVA 
July 2000

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THE TRUTH ABOUT RAMUSH HARADINAJ
August 2000 

by Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi. 
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WINNING THE PEACE IN KOSOVA
April 2000

Testimony before the House International Relations Committee. 
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RESOLVING THE ALBANIAN NATIONAL QUESTION
September 1999

A Public Declaration by the Albanian American Civic League. 
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THE ALBANIAN AMERICAN CIVIC LEAGUE ENDORESES THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF KOSOVA, LED BY HASHIM THACI
April 1999

The Albanian American Civic League announces today that it recognizes and endorses the provisional Government of Kosova, led by Hashim Thaci, until such time as Albanians can democratic elections in a free, peaceful, unoccupied Kosova. 
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THE CONTACT GROUP’S MASQUERADE PARTY
February 1999

Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi analyzes the draft agreement at Rambouillet as a disastrous commingling of Russian influence and Western ignorance of the Serbian-Albanian conflict. 
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AACL BOARD STATEMENT ON THE MASSACRE AT RACAK
January 1999

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SHIRLEY CLOYES’ TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
March 1999

Besides Shirley Cloyes, the main speakers were Dr. Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State; Jeanne Kirkpatrick, former Ambassador to UN and Senator Bobe Dole. Her complete written testimony is available.
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SERBIAN “ETHNIC CLEANSING” OF ALBANIANS IN KOSOVA 
1999

by Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi.
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