War and peace: Trump’s Balkans initiative

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Planned White House talks later this month between the presidents of Kosovo and Serbia leave the European Union (EU) playing catch-up as chief peacemaker in its own Balkans backyard.

So what’s behind the Trump administration’s sudden interest in a divided corner of Europe, where there’s still no resolution to a long-standing dispute that led to US military intervention in the region?