With EU elections approaching, the Kremlin has backed some of the most noxious reactionaries now operating on the world scene.
Despite a worldwide reduction in poverty, the economic situation of Roma in East-Central Europe has declined.
Dr. Robert Greenberg joined Hunter College in 2008 as a Dean and a Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Anthropology. He has taught at Yale, Georgetown, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Greenberg is a specialist in South Slavic...
Many Afghans were pleased about the NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
Albania’s communist regime was orthodox and extreme. When other East European countries liberalized slightly after Stalin’s death in 1953, the Albanian ruler Enver Hoxha held firm, calling the Soviet Union “revisionist.”
Tirana cafe. Photo by Don Russell.
It has been 10 years since the U.S.-led war on Yugoslavia. For many leading Democrats, including some in top positions in the Obama administration, it was a "good" war, in contrast to the Bush administration’s "bad" war on Iraq. And though the suffering and instability unleashed by the 1999 NATO military campaign wasn’t as horrific as the U.S. invasion of Iraq four years later, the war was nevertheless unnecessary and illegal, and its political consequences are far from settled.
Was the United States too hasty in recognizing the new state of Kosovo? Ian Williams and Stephen Zunes have different takes in this strategic dialogue. To see the original essays, follow these links to Williams and Zunes.
Even among longstanding supporters of national self-determination for Kosovo, the eagerness with which the Bush administration extended diplomatic recognition immediately upon that country’s declaration of independence on February 17 has raised serious concerns. Indeed, it serves as a reminder of the series of U.S. policy blunders over the years that have compounded the Balkan tragedy.