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By John Phillips

The disintegration of Yugoslavia within the Nineties shattered the Balkans, unleashing the horror of maximum nationalism. Macedonia looked as if it would were spared the bloodletting. in truth, it was once merely postponed. The newly autonomous Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is still a powder-keg ready to explode.

Journalist John Phillips describes the bloody uprising initiated through Albanian guerrillas hard rights equivalent to these of the dominant Slavs in Macedonia, a clash that killed and wounded 1000s of individuals and trigger fears that the obstacle might attract surrounding Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, and Greece. overseas intervention introduced an uneasy halt to the bloodshed in the summertime of 2001, yet hardline Macedonian nationalists—including a few lower than research by way of the foreign struggle crimes tribunal—have hindered complete implementation of the peace contract and will renew their campaign.

John Phillips has lined either the scuffling with at the entrance traces and the behind-the-scenes diplomatic intrigue in Macedonia. Now, offering the occasions, politics, and personalities, he exhibits how the instability in Macedonia threatens any desire of a long-lasting peace within the Balkans.

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