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No more lies about the Caucasus or Kosovo

By Dmitry Kosyrev
Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010


Dick Marty visited Moscow and Tbilisi on December 20-21. The visit was significant in the context of Marty's recent report about Hashim Thaci's nefarious dealings.

WikiLeaks: President Tadić Conspires Against His Own People

By Srdja Trifkovic
Thursday, 16 Dec 2010



WikiLeaks releases have not prompted a major reassessment of the U.S. foreign policy thus far, but the documents are nevertheless helpful in upgrading some tentative conclusions into incontrovertible facts. An interesting case in point is the relationship between Serbia and the United States.

Tony Blair's Monstrous Friend

By The Daily Mail
Thursday, 16 Dec 2010


Mr Blair has some very bizarre friends. But a monster who traded in human body parts beats the lot, says Stephen Glover in The Daily Mail.

Hashim Thaci, Kosovo's Organ Trafficking Boss

By James George Jatras
Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010


The Council of Europe’s rapporteur Dick Marty has accused Hashim Thaci, Kosovo's self-styled prime minister, of heading a mafia-like operation that included murdering captives, mainly Serbs, to sell their organs on the black market. But will it matter, asks James Jatras.

WikiLeaks Reveal East European Minefield

By Srdja Trifkovic
Sunday, 12 Dec 2010


WikiLeaks cables published on December 7 reveal the extent to which the key issue of U.S. grand strategy - Washington’s attitude to Russia and to NATO's role in Eastern Europe - remains tainted by the mendacity and geopolitical short-sightedness of the Bush era.

The Leaks and the U.S. Balkan Policy

By James George Jatras
Saturday, 4 Dec 2010


The revelations show the contempt for reality that characterizes our Balkan policy. Our leaders decided long ago that Bosnia and Kosovo are an example for our “friends” in the rest of the Islamic world. The facts that the Muslim leaders in Sarajevo and Priština are not “moderates” at all simply doesn’t register, because it conflicts with ideological certainties that are not open to reevaluation.

Moldovan Elections: A Deadlock on Europe’s Periphery

By Srdja Trifkovic
Thursday, 2 Dec 2010



There is a small and poor state, occupying two-thirds of the old czarist province of Bessarabia, with the rivers Dniester to the east and Prut to the west. Moldova's parliamentary election, held on November 28, should have been irrelevant to anyone except the faraway country’s three and a half million people, of whom we know but little. There is more than meets the eye, however.

NATO's New Strategy: A Warning for the Balkans

By Srdja Trifkovic
Friday, 26 Nov 2010


NATOs much heralded “New Strategic Concept,” adopted at the summit in Lisbon on November 20, provides a few additional reasons why those Balkan countries that are still outside the Alliance should stay out of it.

Serbia Better Off Outside the EU

By James Bissett
Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010


One of the participants at the conference Serbia: The Strategy for Survival, jointly organized by Geopolitika magazine and The Lord Byron Foundation in Belgrade on November 5, was the LBF Chairman, James Bissett. On his return to Ottawa he presented his impressions in an interview to CKCU FM’s Monday’s Encounter radio program.

Eastern Europe Versus the Open Society

By Srdja Trifkovic
Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010



(Excerpts from a speech to the H.L. Mencken Club) - On October 10  the first “gay pride parade” was staged in Belgrade, causing a massive distturbance. Two days later, Hillary Clinton came to Serbia's capital and praised the Tadić regime for staging the event.