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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...

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...

Why Do They Keep on Killing?

"I PROCLAIM THE FEDERAL REpublic of Yugoslavia," intoned Bogdana Levakov, leader of the parliament in Belgrade, as a new flag was hoisted minus the red star of...

Yugoslavia: The Shock of Recognition

It used to be a given of European political life that Germany, guilt-ridden by its wartime past, would not take a leading or controversial role in world affairs...

Yugoslavia Out of Control

How to make sense out of a country, and a spasm of violence, that makes little sense in itself? Whom to sympathize with, in a struggle among hostile and...

Yugoslavia Talk, Talk - Fight, Fight

After more than a month of political unrest that has brought their country to the brink of civil strife, many Yugoslavs had been counting on last week's meeting...

Yugoslavia The Old Demons Arise

Neither centuries under Turkish and Austro-Hungarian domination nor more than four decades of communist rule have obliterated the ethnic passions that made the...

America Abroad

The civil war in Yugoslavia is more than just a tragedy for the people of one country. It is also the first test of whether the custodians of European security...

Should We Care? Yes, But . . .

During the cold war's long struggle, when one superpower's gain in territory or influence was a loss for the other, the maverick communist state of Yugoslavia...

Serbia's Land Grab in Yugoslavia

The toast was made with orange juice and the greatest reluctance. For weeks, Slobodan Milosevic, president of Yugoslavia's largest republic, Serbia, had resisted...

Yugoslavia: Breaking Up Is Hard

It was a measure of the degree of tension, not to say the depths of paranoia bedeviling the country. When they arrived at the federal parliament in Belgrade last...

Yugoslavia: Mass Bedlam in Belgrade

Serbia, Yugoslavia's largest republic, has spent months poised on the brink of conflict with neighboring Croatia on behalf of the ethnic Serbs living there. But...

Yugoslavia: The Case for Confederation

The grandstanding and rhetoric of June gave way to the tanks and guns of July. As Yugoslavia heads into August, the fighting is spurring ever more urgent...

Yugoslavia The Flash of War

Not long ago, the reputation of the Balkans as the tinderbox of Europe seemed , to have faded. Now the region is once again in flames, igniting fears of a...