Tag: Macedonia

Kosovo: A Troubling History Gives Way to Independence and a New Identity

Kosovo: A Troubling History Gives Way to Independence and a New Identity
My earliest knowledge of Kosovo goes back to the Kosovo Conflict of 1998-1999, when nightly television reports showed NATO forces bombing the region in order to stop the ethnic cleansing of Albanians by Serbs. A tragic history that was poignantly told in the short film, Shok.¬†Last month, I wrote two posts on this¬†Oscar-nominated film, which... Read more »

Bulgaria: Poetry in Cyrillic Script

Bulgaria: Poetry in Cyrillic Script
I knew very little of Bulgaria before writing this post, except that Bulgaria was recently listed as the most miserable country in the European Union. Naturally, I wondered how it got that unfortunate distinction. But my gut told me there must be more to Bulgaria than its unfavorable position on an internet list. I was... Read more »