Mistrust of media

by Toby Westerman -- A mistrust of foreign media in Macedonia is helping to foment a simmering conflict between the central government and ethnic Albania rebels, with many in the Balkan nation more…

Muslim militants
threaten villagers

by Toby Westerman -- In an area a few hundred miles from the heart of Europe, the inhabitants of small villages have been forced to take up weapons in defense of their more…

Moscow charges 'genocide' in Kosovo

by Toby Westerman -- "This is none other than genocide," Moscow declared as it denounced conditions in the nominally Yugoslav province of Kosovo since its occupation by the U.N. and NATO. The more…

Russia's influence
in Balkans growing

by Toby Westerman -- Despite intense efforts by the European Union and NATO to resolve the simmering crisis in the Balkans, the region again shows signs of boiling over into bloody ethnic more…

Terror war smacks
of 'Pax Americana'?

by Toby Westerman -- Moscow has lashed out at the prospect that the U.S. could "make unilateral moves" against Iraq without first obtaining approval from the U.N. or the international community, branding more…

Moscow decries U.S. 'arrogance' on Iraq

by Toby Westerman -- Moscow is condemning the prospect of U.S. military operations against Iraq, declaring that "it is vital to prevent U.S. actions that could spell misfortune for mankind," according to more…

Milosevic trial heats up

by Toby Westerman -- The trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has ignited the smoldering passions evoked from the still unresolved Balkan turmoil and threatens to personally involve some of the more…

Moscow warns U.S. not
to start new fights

by Toby Westerman -- Moscow is warning the United States that "plans to extend the geography of the current anti-terror operations … may deal a severe blow" to U.S./Russian relations, according to more…

Putin OKs calendar glorifying communism

by Toby Westerman -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken another step in the glorification of his nation's communist past and the exoneration of communism's bloody history, according to a recent report more…

Castro faces international criminal charges

by Toby Westerman -- Charges of crimes against humanity filed against Cuban President Fidel Castro are proceeding "quite well," despite a lack of support from the Bush administration and self-proclaimed human-rights groups, more…