Macedonia

Migrants Illegally Cross into Macedonia

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 ...
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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 ...
Chancellor Merkel, President Hollande andd Prime Minister Tsipras meet in Brussels. From European Council President licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 Generic.

Uncertainty Rises as Merkel Grows Cold

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 ...
The 7th Muslim Brigade of the Republic of Bosnia during the Yugoslav Wars

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito

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 ...
Nikola Gruevski

On Sunday (the 15th of March 2015) Macedonia’s ruling party organized a press conference in response to recorded conversation revealing misconduct which the opposition has been releasing. The event took ...

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 ...
A group of protesters in front of the Macedonian Embassy in London.

For the past two months the Republic of Macedonia has been absorbed by a profound political crisis caused by the disclosure of incriminating phone conversations between government officials by the ...
The Western Powers Tear Apart the Balkans

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 ...
A banner in the main quad at Macedonia's biggest public university in Skopje.

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 ...