North Macedonia’s Success Story May be About to End
Promising election results aside, the country is poised for a fall.
NATO Has a New Weak Link for Russia to Exploit
North Macedonia just became NATO’s newest and weakest member. That makes it a ripe target for interference.
North Macedonia’s Orthodox Church Could Become a Coronavirus Super-Spreader
Despite an otherwise strict nationwide lockdown, the government’s politically motivated decision to allow Orthodox Christians to take communion from shared spoons could unleash a major COVID-19 outbreak.
Refighting the Balkan Wars Won’t Lead to a Seat at the Table in Brussels
Historical feuds still threaten to stop Eastern European countries from joining the EU.
In Bosnia, a Migrant Way Station Is Becoming a Winter Prison
For years, the country remained untouched by the global migrant crisis, but now, even in a place where many people were once refugees, tensions are on the rise.
Alexis Tsipras Is Smarter Than You Think
Greece’s prime minister has transformed from leftist firebrand to international statesman—and gotten more powerful at home in the process.
Don’t Let Russia Get Its Way in Macedonia
Moscow wants this weekend’s referendum to fail, but Macedonians should vote to change their country’s name and join Europe once and for all.
It’s Time for Macedonia to Accept Compromise
Voters in the country’s upcoming name-change referendum should not allow nationalist opposition or foreign interference to stand in their way.
For Macedonia, Is Joining NATO and the EU Worth the Trouble?
A referendum could decide whether the country will change its name to gain entrance. But those prizes have lost their shine.
Alexis Tsipras Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize
Greece's prime minister, together with his partner in Macedonia, has created a model for solving identity clashes across the globe.
A Macedonia by Any Other Name
The Balkans desperately need help, but Greece won't stop picking a fight over what to call its northern neighbor.
Macedonia’s New Leader Aims to Join the EU and NATO
The Balkan nation is in the middle of a tug-of-war between Russia and the West.
Trump Calls Duterte, Venezuela Protests, Belarus Cracks Down: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead
Catch up on the top headlines from the weekend, and learn what to watch in the days to come.
NATO, EU Rebuke Macedonia Over Parliament Violence
The West urges calm amid fears a political crisis could trigger ethnic violence.
Balkan Conspiracy Theories Come to Capitol Hill
A group of GOP senators is spreading false allegations from a shadowy organization and supporting the region’s corrupt and undemocratic forces.
GOP Lawmaker Says Macedonia ‘Is Not a Country,’ Macedonia Goes Ballistic
...because it is a real country.