Monday, February 18, 2008

The Balkan Sh!% show is back!

It has been put off for about 9 years (I did a presentation on Kosovo for my OAC politics credit in high school), but it looks like its going to get ugly at the UN this week. With many nations recognizing Kosovo, the issues of Federalism and Sovereignty come to the forefront of international politics.

The United States has just recognized Kosovo, I should suspect Canada to follow suit soon. This whole situation is reminiscent of history, where the balkans create a Sh!Tstorm around the world. Russia is going to overreact, the Spanish don't like this precedent, and I don't know enough about the area to really make some sort of logical argument in terms of International relations.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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