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Is Syria Facing a Yugoslavia-style Breakup?

“This is a situation that is rapidly spinning out of control,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday, following the Damascus bombing that lacerated the...

Yugoslavia, R.I.P.

As if E.U. expansion wasn't complicated enough, Europe woke up last week to find a brand-new baby on its doorstep: the tiny republic of Montenegro, tucked...

Presidential Face-Off

The president of Croatia, Stipe Mesic, testified against his old colleague, Slobodan Milosevic, at the former Yugoslav leader's war crimes trial in The Hague...

Living Apart Together

After ten years of often violent and convulsive episodes, Yugoslavia appears set to quietly slip away ? almost as if the country died in its sleep. On 14 March,...

Yugoslavia vs. The Hague

Last week late-night television viewing in Serbia was interrupted for a special announcement by Serbian Minister of Justice Vladan Batic. April 1 was the...

Yugoslavia: Staying Put

Would handing over Slobodan Milosevic to the international war crimes tribunal destabilize Yugoslavia? Vojislav Kotsunica, the new president of Yugoslavia,...

Yugoslavia Bargains With The Hague

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002Yugoslavia's cooperation with the Hague-based U.N. war crimes tribunal remains the biggest challenge for the post-Milosevic authorities in...

Will Slobo Go?

In a public hardening of its position, officials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Wednesday demanded the immediate transfer of...

Yugoslavia: Death Toll Redux

The first casualty of war is the truth--particularly when it's about casualties. After the 11-week air campaign last spring, the Pentagon said civilians were...

YUGOSLAVIA: Closing the Triangle

Most of the men who shaped the postwar world are gone—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, De Gaulle. This week, barring a last-minute change in plans, a VIP...

Yugoslavia: Unmeritorious Pardon

Five months ago, President Josip Broz Tito discovered conspiracy most foul lurking behind every wall. Tito's office and home had been bugged to the rafters,...

Censorship: More Arrests in Yugoslavia

When Mihajlo Mihajlov was arrested and sentenced to a year in jail for trying to put out a magazine in opposition to the Yugoslav regime, his youthful...

Yugoslavia: Modernizing by Fire

In Belgrade, a furniture company was saved from bankruptcy when fire destroyed its antiquated— but well insured— plant. In the town of Pirot, a money-losing...

Yugoslavia: Policy of Pardon

Of all his homebred critics, Yugo slavia's Marshal Tito has known few with the prickly persistence of Milovan Djilas, his onetime Vice President, close friend...

Yugoslavia: Limits of Freedom

President Tito in a mellow mood once claimed that anybody seeking a fuller measure of democracy from him was "pushing on an open door." Then along came a young...

Yugoslavia: When Revisionists Go Hunting

One of the youngest leaders in the Communist stable and the party's oldest war horse met last week to create more worries for the Kremlin. Rumanian President...

Yugoslavia: Limits to Liberalization

Yugoslavia has come a long way from totalitarianism in recent years. Most Yugoslavs can travel freely to Western nations; President Tito himself has severely...

Yugoslavia: The Fading Fear

Ever since World War II, Yugoslavs have talked only in whispers about the dreaded UDBA (for Uprava Drzavne Bezbednosti), or State Security Directorate, a...