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August 20, 1998 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kiro Gligorov is due to retire next year with a claim to Balkan fame: He's the only statesman who led his people to independence from the Yugoslav federation without a shot fired. But with combat raging in what's left of Yugoslavia, Macedonia's 81-year-old president admits to worrying about whether that legacy will outlive him.
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August 20, 1998 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kiro Gligorov is due to retire next year with a claim to Balkan fame: He's the only statesman who led his people to independence from the Yugoslav federation without a shot fired. But with combat raging in what's left of Yugoslavia, Macedonia's 81-year-old president admits to worrying about whether that legacy will outlive him.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1992
Martyred Bosnia is on its knees, abandoned by the big powers that could have saved it if President Bush and European leaders had taken decisive diplomatic steps against the criminal Serb president a year ago. Acting Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, former ambassador to Yugoslavia and a friend of Belgrade, is still not convinced that Western countries should allow Bosnia to arm and defend itself against the savage, murderous Serbian warlords....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1992
Martyred Bosnia is on its knees, abandoned by the big powers that could have saved it if President Bush and European leaders had taken decisive diplomatic steps against the criminal Serb president a year ago. Acting Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, former ambassador to Yugoslavia and a friend of Belgrade, is still not convinced that Western countries should allow Bosnia to arm and defend itself against the savage, murderous Serbian warlords....
OPINION
November 1, 1992 | Tad Szulc, Tad Szulc, author of "Fidel: A Critical Portrait," recently returned from a trip to the eastern Mediterranean
The next President faces the most dangerous international crisis since the end of the Cold War. In the southern Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean, a real Greek tragedy is in the making, with Western spectators, so far, blithely ignoring the warnings offstage. Even today, all the political and psychological ingredients for what may be the third Balkan war of this century are present there.
NEWS
June 26, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Croatia and Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia on Tuesday, delivering a death blow to the federation and to the 73-year struggle to unite the fractious Balkan nations. The moves were in defiance of Western warnings that both states will face international isolation for unilaterally dissolving the union of southern Slavs created in 1918.
NEWS
February 2, 1994 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dagger-wielding goatherds and vintners lugging 50-year-old hunting rifles stalk the Pirin Mountains, listening as they tend their flocks and truss denuded vines for the starting shot of a fifth ethnic bloodletting this century. The summons will not come from the military high command in Sofia. The government has vowed neutrality in the conflict destroying this land's Yugoslav neighbors. This peaceful pose has drawn Western plaudits for Bulgaria as an island of stability in a tempestuous realm.
OPINION
November 1, 1992 | Tad Szulc, Tad Szulc, author of "Fidel: A Critical Portrait," recently returned from a trip to the eastern Mediterranean
The next President faces the most dangerous international crisis since the end of the Cold War. In the southern Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean, a real Greek tragedy is in the making, with Western spectators, so far, blithely ignoring the warnings offstage. Even today, all the political and psychological ingredients for what may be the third Balkan war of this century are present there.
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