Kosovo: Questions and Answers

Who governs Kosovo now?

Since the 1999 NATO war against Serbia, Kosovo has been administered by the United Nations and militarily controlled by NATO in the form of a 35-country NATO-led force called KFOR. KFOR has about 17,000 troops in Kosovo, of which about 4,000 are Americans. In addition, as a member of the informal Contact Group for Kosovo (U.S., UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Russia) and a Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council, the United States has a crucial voice in deciding Kosovo’s future.