Argument: America opposes ethnically-based nation-states
- Debate: Kosovo independence - con argument.
Daniel Byman, Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation, 2000 - "Under the UN resolution that ended the NATO war, Kosovo remains a part of Serbia. This status accords with U.S. preferences, as Washington has long opposed partition in principle, particularly if it leads to ethnically based states. Embracing the American ideal - that all peoples can live together regardless of racial, ethnic or sectarian divisions - Washington has consistently opposed the deliberate creation of ethnically homogenous states."