A new Libya will involve difficult compromises

A new Libya will involve difficult compromises

[Published in The Independent on 1 September 2011.] There are many pitfalls ahead for Libya, a good number of them beyond the control of the incoming transitional government and the international community. The country is in flux. In many cases, good local leadership...
Kosovo independence ‘not illegal’, say UN judges

Kosovo independence ‘not illegal’, say UN judges

UN judges have ruled that Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia did not violate international law. By Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent Published: 5:48PM BST 22 Jul 2010 The Daily Telegraph The International Court of Justice rejected a...
Conflicts without Borders

Conflicts without Borders

Published in The National Interest, this short piece examines patterns of the spread of ethnic conflict across borders and how the international community can better deal with this threat to global security....
Narrow victory for Boris Tadic

Narrow victory for Boris Tadic

Narrow victory for Boris Tadic despite continued tensions over Kosovo By David Charter in Belgrade Crowds waving Serbian and EU flags celebrated in Belgrade’s central square last night after the pro-European President beat off a tough challenge from an...