The Uses of China by Elidor Mehilli

“If someone asks how large our population is,” Albanian Communist authorities were fond of declaring in the 1960s, “we say that it is 701 million.” Albania, which marked this week 105 years since the declaration of independence from the Ottoman Empire, was in fact a lot tinier than China’s hundreds of millions. And a great deal more insecure.


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What the tragedy of Srebrenica says about Europe by Elidor Mehilli


In 2004, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia declared that Serb forces had committed genocide in Srebrenica. But on Wednesday, July 8, Russia vetoed a British draft resolution that called for recognizing genocide as “a prerequisite for reconciliation.” Serbia vehemently rejects calling the atrocities “genocide.” Along with Bosnian Serb leaders, Belgrade lobbied Moscow to block the resolution.

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