Macedonia: Warlords and Rebels in the Balkans

Macedonia: Warlords and Rebels in the Balkans

by John Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300102682

ISBN-13: 9780300102680

Pub. Date: 08/20/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

The disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s shattered the Balkans, unleashing the horror of extreme nationalism. Macedonia seemed to have been spared the bloodletting. In reality, it was only postponed. The newly independent Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia remains a powder-keg waiting to explode.

Journalist John Phillips describes the bloody rebellion

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Overview

The disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s shattered the Balkans, unleashing the horror of extreme nationalism. Macedonia seemed to have been spared the bloodletting. In reality, it was only postponed. The newly independent Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia remains a powder-keg waiting to explode.

Journalist John Phillips describes the bloody rebellion initiated by Albanian guerrillas demanding rights equal to those of the dominant Slavs in Macedonia, a conflict that killed and wounded hundreds of people and set off fears that the crisis would draw in surrounding Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, and Greece. International intervention brought an uneasy halt to the bloodshed in the summer of 2001, but hardline Macedonian nationalists—including some under investigation by the international war crimes tribunal—have hindered full implementation of the peace agreement and may renew their campaign.

John Phillips has covered both the fighting on the front lines and the behind-the-scenes diplomatic intrigue in Macedonia. Now, presenting the events, politics, and personalities, he shows how the instability in Macedonia threatens any hope of a lasting peace in the Balkans.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300102680
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/20/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Mapsix
Chapter 1Southern Serbian Prelude1
Chapter 2Historical Introduction15
Chapter 3Yugoslav Republic33
Chapter 4Macedonian Independence and Affirmation, 1990-199948
Chapter 5On the Brink of Conflict79
Chapter 6'War in Toytown'85
Chapter 7The Slide into Civil War103
Chapter 8An Outbreak of Peace?117
Chapter 9Warlords and Peacekeepers137
Chapter 10What Options for Macedonia?161
Chapter 11Implementation of Ohrid188
Chronology201
Glossary206
Notes207
Select Bibliography220
Index223

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