Crises in the Balkans: Views from the Participants

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Bulgaria is the country worst hit by the Yugosanctions and while it faces a lot of hardships in its transition towards a market economy it has received no compensation for its strict observance of the sanctions." 23 President Zhelev, too, pointed out the dangers of marginalization. When asked about Bulgaria's potential inclusion in NATO, Zhelev said

that it would be very sad [if] Bulgaria is left at the tail end. 'We are situated in the explosion prone region of the Balkans. Any day Bulgaria may find itself under the threat of war, despite its moderate and balanced policy and despite the guarantees it has given that it would not interfere in this conflict. For us the question of guarantees is not the latest fashion but a matter of vital importance. 24

Thus, the worst outcome of the Balkan crisis for Bulgaria is international inaction and inattention.


Notes
1.
Norman Angell, Peace Theories and the Balkan War ( London: Horace Marshall and Son, 1912), p. 7.
2.
Robert Donia and John Fine, Bosnia and the Balkan War ( London: Horace Marshall and Son, 1912), p. 3.
3.
Robin Alison Remington, "Bosnia: The Tangled Web," Current History ( November 1993), p. 269.
4.
American-Bulgarian Good Neighbor League, Bulgaria's True Record (Oak Park, IL: American-Bulgarian Good Neighbor League, 1945), p. 37.
5.
Marin Pundeff, "Bulgaria," in Joseph Held (ed.), The Columbia History of Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century ( New York: Columbia University Press, 1992), p. 98.
6.
Ibid., p. 101.
7.
Ibid., p. 103.
8.
Bulgarian Telegraph Association (hereafter BTA), July 3, 1995.
9.
Kjell Engelbrekt, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Daily Report (hereafter RFE/RL), online, May 22, 1992.
10.
Mils News, online, Skopje, April 4, 1995.
11.
BTA, December 5, 1994.
12.
Kjell Engelbrekt, RFE/RL, online, May 25, 1992.
13.
BTA, January 30, 1995.
14.
BTA, January 30, 1995.
15.
BTA, January 30, 1995.
16.
Rada Nikolaev, RFE/RL, online, April 9, 1992.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Preface and Acknowledgments ix
  • 1: Ethnonationalism, Security, and Conflict in the Balkans 1
  • Notes 17
  • 2: Of Shatter Belts and Powder Kegs: A Brief Survey of Yugoslav History 19
  • Notes 41
  • 3: Defeating "Greater Serbia," Building Greater Milosevic 47
  • Notes 70
  • 4: Franjo Tudjman's Croatia and the Balkans 75
  • Notes 89
  • 5: Bosnian Muslim Views of National Security 93
  • Notes 110
  • 6: Montenegro: Beyond the Myth 113
  • Notes 131
  • 7: The Balkan Crisis and the Republic of Macedonia 135
  • Notes 150
  • 8: Greece's Policies in the Post-Cold War Balkans 153
  • Conclusions 165
  • 9: Albanian Nationalism and Prospects for Greater Albania 169
  • Notes 190
  • 10: Bulgaria and the Balkans 195
  • Notes 208
  • 11: Turkey and the Balkans: Searching for Stability1 211
  • Conclusion 220
  • Notes 221
  • 12: Romania and the Balkan Imbroglio 225
  • Notes 237
  • 13: Troubles in the Balkans: The View from Hungary 241
  • Notes 255
  • 14: Moscow and the Yugoslav Secession Crisis 257
  • Notes 271
  • 15: US Policy in the Balkans: From Containment to Strategic Reengagement 275
  • Notes 292
  • 16: France, Germany, and the Yugoslavian Wars 297
  • Notes 309
  • 17: Failure in Former Yugoslavia: Hard Lessons for the European Union 311
  • Notes 324
  • 18: NATO and the Bosnian Quagmire: Reluctant Peacemaker 331
  • Notes 347
  • 19: The United Nations and the Conflict in Former Yugoslavia 351
  • Conclusion 367
  • Notes 368
  • About the Editors and Contributors 371
  • Index 381
  • About the Book 390
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