News from the American Council for Kosovo

Response of James George Jatras to Belgrade lawyers with respect to the false and unjustified accusations against His Grace, Bishop Artemije of Ras and Prizren

Published on January 27, 2014, American Council for Kosovo

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Bishop Artemije

On December 27, 2013, I received a letter from a law firm in Belgrade asking for details of my past lobbying work on behalf of His Grace, Bishop Artemije of Ras and Prizren, and his suffering flock in the Serbian Province of Kosovo and Metohija. As is evident in that letter, and in my response dated today, this inquiry is in furtherance of the vendetta to which His Grace has been subjected since ...


Balkan Peace and Prosperity Will Remain Elusive Unless Freed of Dead Hand of the 1990s

Published on August 9, 2013, The Diplomatic Courier

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Balkan Peace and Prosperity Will Remain Elusive Unless Freed of Dead Hand of the 1990s

Yugoslavia, if only to escape the competing versions of history that members of the various communities seem so inordinately fond of reciting. Fresh and constructive approaches to current problems and future prospects are smothered when the dead hand of the past continues to exert a tenacious grip on the present. Unfortunately, that remains the case with the Balkans, where outsiders—notably the A...


Sen. John McCain: Let's get into Syria! Never mind Iraq and Afghanistan -- Bosnia and Kosovo worked out just fine!

Published on May 30, 2013, American Council for Kosovo

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John McCain, Anderson Cooper

Sen. John McCain (interviewed by Anderson Cooper), 5/29/13 (coincidently, May 29 is the date Constantinople fell to the Turks): McCain: "Everyone talks about Iraq and Afghanistan, and that's a legitimate concern. I'd also like them to consider that we went into Bosnia and we went to Kosovo and we were able to, without too much difficulty, to be able to stop genocide in those places," McCa...


Crocodile Tears Over “Kosovo Radical Islamists In New Political Offensive”

Published on February 19, 2013, American Council for Kosovo

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What a bizarre situation. Evidence of Islamic violence and intolerance in Kosovo – and in the Balkans in general – is almost completely ignored, since acknowledging it would challenge the cozy myth of successful U.S./NATO “humanitarian intervention” and limit its application to future adventures. (Even the Serbian government, under total management from Washington and Brussels – and reconciling it...


BRINGING LONG TERM PEACE AND PROSPERITY TO THE BALKAN REGION

Published on January 30, 2013, American Council for Kosovo

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The topic today is bringing long-term stability and peace to the Balkans, by which we primarily mean the bloody breakup of former Yugoslavia. It is a region that figured prominently in the news in the 1990s but which most Americans have been happy to forget ever since. Forgetting is not always bad. Sometime to move forward on a productive basis, we need to stop reopening old wounds and ...


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