Save one, conflicts in the region are frozen, EU accession process or not.
Perhaps an identity-related distinction rather than a geographical one could resolve the dispute more swiftly and on a permanent basis?
Diplomatic jargon obstructs understanding of problems to be overcome and construction of the means of overcoming them.
The fraying status quo in the region gives Islamists an opportunity to broaden and deepen their influence.
The last thing the region needs is more “attention” from the European Union.
Can Zoran Zaev avoid turning into Zlatko Lagumdzija?
It may seem like nothing has changed in Macedonia after Sunday’s elections, but look closer and you will see the cracks forming inside the country.
Despite astounding revelations of corruption and malpractice, Macedonia’s two ruling parties are likely to win the early elections in December for a combination of reasons.
In the Balkans, the impermanence of borders and states and entrenched social and economic informality work against academic and official theories of formal institution building.
Fred Halliday proposed to recharge International Relations theory with central themes and concepts of classical sociology. This implied going below the level of realist interstate geopolitics... Read More
Espionage, wiretappings and attempted coup d’etats…just what is going on in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia?