Wednesday Slovenia


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Not really. I’ll be in DC tomorrow.
I’m just participating in a forum (pdf here) via the net titled “The US – A New Reality” sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Primorska with support from the US Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
I ‘think’ that the forum will be running live on the above screen — but for those interested in my section, I’ll be streaming live at 12:15 pm EST or 6:15 pm in Paris, Berlin, and Ljubljana.
— Steve Clemons


2 comments on “Wednesday Slovenia

  1. Hannah says:

    This topic reminds me — where’s Wesley Clark? Is he not under consideration for the Obama administration?


  2. WigWag says:

    On December 13th, the NY Times reported this:
    “SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Thirteen years after the United States brokered the Dayton peace agreement to end the ferocious ethnic war in the former Yugoslavia, fears are mounting that Bosnia, poor and divided, is again teetering toward crisis…
    Yet for the first time in years, talk of the prospect of another war is creeping into conversations across the ethnic divide in Bosnia, a former Yugoslav republic that the Dayton agreement divided into two entities, a Muslim-Croat Federation and a Serbian Republic.
    The power-sharing agreement between former foes has always been tense. Now, however, the uneasy peace has been complicated by Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia in February, which many here worry could prompt the Serbian Republic to follow suit, tipping the region into a conflict that could fast turn deadly…
    Sketching a worst-case example, Srecko Latal, a Bosnia specialist at the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Sarajevo, warned that if the Serbian Republic declared independence, Croatia would respond by sending in troops, while the Bosnian Muslims would take up arms. If Banja Luka, the capital of the Serbian Republic, were to fall, he continued, Serbia would be provoked into entering the fray, leading to the prospect of a regional war.
    For the first time in years, people are talking about war, Mr. Latal said. “They are tired of it, and they don’t want it. But it is not beyond the realm of possibility.”
    As the first former Yugoslav Republic to declare independence it would be interesting to hear Slovenia’s take on all of this. I wonder if they think that they had a right to independence but Republika Srpska doesn’t.


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