Casino Macedonia: of spies, traitors, and patriots
Espionage, wiretappings and attempted coup d'etats...just what is going on in Macedonia?
Interethnic communication in ‘Borderlands’
The Macedonian government shows little interest in fostering interethnic communication. It relies on nationalistic...
Published in: openSecurityCrisis brewing in Macedonia
Events over the summer in Macedonia revealed just how fragile interethnic relationships remain. The EU and the US...
Published in: openSecurityMacedonia on the brink
It’s quiet again in Skopje after violent Albanian protests in early July—deceptively so.
From feudal socialism to feudal democracy - the trials and tribulations of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
In a country where political opponents are labelled as ‘traitors’, where individuals are perceived first and...
The future of the past: why the end of Yugoslavia is still important
A new socialist model is emerging in the western Balkans. Can its political vocabulary transcend the ethno-national...
Resisting the other of the ‘war on terror’: lessons from Japanese internment camps?
Though intended to be temporary in nature, Agamben argues that the ‘state of exception’ has become a permanent...
One asylum seeker in Belgium: Part Three
In March 2010, over 400 Macedonian asylum seekers arrived in Belgium. Many have since returned to Macedonia. Most...
Belgium’s asylum seeker fiasco
People in Brussels are led to believe that there is a huge influx of asylum-seekers. Yes and no. The truth is much...
The asylum seeker village – from Macedonia to Belgium: Part One
We begin a three-part account of the experiences of ethnic Albanians seeking asylum. Part One begins in Macedonia,...