by Biljana Vankovska
The most recent on
Biljana Vankovska, December 30, 2011
In defence of Love
Biljana Vankovska, November 30, 2009
Newspaper column by Mr. Solana and Mr. Rehn
Is this a mafia-type proposal or just an ordinary blackmail - by these representaitves of European democracy?
Biljana Vankovska, November 27, 2009
Open Letter to Colleagues: Another European deficit: Does responsible scholarhip exist?
Biljana Vankovska, December 5, 2008
Obama named hope
A view from Macedonia - and beyond...
Biljana Vankovska, August 23, 2008
Kosovo - Macedonia's perspectives and dilemmas
1. Indecent proposal to Macedonia: Give up your name to get into NATO.
One of five newspaper columns that give offer insights on how the democratic West practises democracy in small states it has earlier contributed to destroy. This one on an attempt at blackmaiing...
2. To be or not to be - Macedonia
3. Macedonia after NATO's Bucharest Summit
4. Macedonia and Klein's Shock Doctrine
A TV interview never broadcasted
5. Interview with the Italien newspaper “Left Avvienimenti" in May 2008.
Biljana Vankovska, February 17, 2008
So hypothetical about Kosovo - A view from Macedonia
Biljana Vankovska, July 12, 2007
The framework Ohrid Agreement as a cradle of federalization
For a person who grew up in a federation (in its ‘golden years’ bought with foreign credits and loans from IMF), I can’t see why I should be scared of federalization - except for the still strong association with the bloody dissolution of Yugoslavia. ‘Badinter’ is nothing that should bother either ethnic Macedonians or Albanians. But let’s finally invite the real Mr. Badinter to Macedonia and let’s ask for his opinion about perspectives of the country in which he is called on literally every day!
Biljana Vankovska, June 26,
ageing EU Lady's hormonal problems: Human Security for
An impassioned discussion of the EU (Venus) and US (Mars),
the militarization fo the EU disguised as 'human security'
and what could be in it - if anything - for Macedonia and
other Balkans countries. Since governments can't and won't,
we better create human security ourselves, warns the author.
Biljana Vankovska, April 6,
role of the Ohrid Framework Agreement and the peace process
in Macedonia - A reality
The Macedonian case of conflict mitigation could and should
indeed be taken as a paradigmatic and very didactic one. One
could easily learn a lot on how not to carry out conflict
prevention, and even more - on how not to rush into claiming
a fantastic success story in post-conflict reconstruction.
But the international community so-called really needs some
Biljana Vankovska, February
kill children too, don't
What an absurd idea that Iraqis shall come to Macedonia to
be tought how to protect themselves and do crisis
management! Are there any limits to the hypocrisy and to how
far Macedonia will go to be allowed into NATO?
Perspectives on Macedonia: the Struggle for Peace, Democracy
terror, terrorism, and the spiral of violence: A Balkan
Civil-Society Empowerment and the Lessons Learned from the
Macedonian Agreement - Restoring EU and NATO credibility
rather than making peace
situation in Macedonia, spring 2001