Macedonia

Looking through different lenses

“A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.” – Angela Merkel   In 2011, I got a merit-based scholarship to study in Thessaloniki, Greece for my undergraduate studies. ...

Time for Macedonia To Take a Stand

  In the words of the Macedonian president Gjorgje Ivanov to German newspaper Bild, “Macedonia is protecting Europe from itself.” It shouldn’t be. Just weeks after using a battering ram ...

Vostokian Podcast 1: The Macedonian Name Issue

  Mario Hristovkski, Alkis Stephanopoulous and Kristijan Fidanovski discuss the Macedonian name issue with moderator Alex Pantich. Bios for the participants can be found below: Mario Hristovski: Mario is a student ...

Just 9 months after teetering dangerously close into the abyss with Greece, Germany once again finds itself in the center of a storm with its favorite black sheep of the ...

ISIS (also known as ISIL, IS, or Daesh depending on who you ask) has recently popped up in all corners of the globe, not being contained in the territory it ...

This is the second part in a series of articles which will focus on the claims of different nations in the Balkans to greater states. The previous part focused on ...

Given the recent history of the Balkans, the idea of Pan-Balkanism or a Balkan state might sound ludicrous. However, the history of the region shows us that this has not ...

This is the first part in a series of articles which will focus on the claims of different nations in the Balkans to greater states. The second part of the series focused ...

Twenty-six years after the official end of the Cold War with the now historic handshake between George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev in Malta in 1989, the East-West dilemma could ...

Today as citizens of Macedonia we face a new reality. A reality in which rigged elections, laundered money, jailed dissidents, death threats against journalists, and the blending of party and ...

Identity in Eastern Europe has been a based on multiple, constantly differing criteria over the course of history. Whether it is language, religion, or ethnic affiliation, identities for many Balkan ...

In the past four months, two of the most important criteria for democracy in the contemporary sense have reached opposite extremes in Macedonia. The first one is the strength of ...

Life other influential organizations and movements, United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) started off as as nothing more than conversations between Macedonian students and professionals at a Starbucks in Washington D.C. The ...