Tag Archives: Kosovo

Cold War Leftovers

Yesterday was the celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a symbolic event in the dissolution of the Cold War stasis that had divided Europe since the end of World War II. Many countries of Central and Eastern Europe have emerged from that past to adapt well to market economics and prosper. There have […]

Amazing Midweek Roundup: Steamy S. America, Burning N. America and a Gassy EU

Russia deepens Ukraine gas cuts Russia has basically cut gas supplies to 50%. The EU, at this point, really has no back-up plan and no foreseeable way until a few years down the line to not be heavily reliant on Russian gas lines from Ukraine and Belarus. For Russia, this is a great position to […]

Terrorism is distracting America

John Kerry was right. In 2004, Kerry said “We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives but they’re a nuisance.” He said he we had to contain it, so “it’s not threatening the fabric of your life.” Bush’s response was predictably insulting, simpleminded and […]

The Kosovo Freedom Midweek Roundup

  Very funny, if relevant, spin on what Russia could do to piss off the US. US warns Russia not to encourage Georgian separatists — Oh wait, the real shit. Double standard? Why not. UN Police Quit Destroyed Kosovo Border Post. It’s begun. Enjoy the fires in the night. UN Peacekeepers Pinned Down in Eritrea. […]

Kosovo and Serbia: An unnecessary split

A largely forgotten war that took place nearly eight years ago brings to light modern struggles of nationalism in Europe. I’m speaking of Kosovo and its declaration of independence from Serbia. Since 1999, Kosovo has been under the protection of UN forces and, as far as I can see, would still need the aid from […]