Oxford professor Richard Caplan examines the challenges of exiting from state-building operations.
Regions / Macedonia
In Macedonia peace remains elusive, despite the signing of a political compromise between Macedonia's ethnic Albanian and Macedonian leaders on August 13.
The signing of the Ohrid "framework document" will provide legitimacy to the occupation of Macedonia by NATO troops and the militarization of the entire Balkans region.
Small and relatively unknown, Macedonia (officially called the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, or FYROM) is the key to stability in the southern Balkans.