Bismarck

Before the U.S. Congress: HM King Peter II’s of Yugoslavia Speech at the Capitol in 1942

Peter arrived in the U.S. unannounced on Sunday, June 21, 1942 aboard a British bomber from the UK […]

Bismarck’s System of Continental Alliances

In an interview for the German news magazine Zuerst! (April 2015) Srdja Trifkovic considers the significance of Otto von Bismarck’s legacy, 200 years after his birth […]

The Balkans’ Run-Up to the Catalan Crisis

No serious expert would say that self-proclaimed Kosovo is financially viable without the support of the West. According to the estimates of independent organizations, the international community gave Kosovo $2.3 billion in aid between 1999 and 2002. Between 2005 and 2008, the country received $1.9 billion, nearly half of its GDP, to carry out reforms […]

Catalan Independence: 5 Things to Think About

Catalan independence can be good or bad – it depends on the Catalan people to make it good, or else it likely will be bad […]

Dysfunction in the Balkans – Can the Post-Yugoslav Settlement Survive?

When Yugoslavia collapsed at the start of 1990s, there was nothing predetermined about what followed. One possibility was the emergence of nation-states, comparable to those elsewhere in Europe; another was multiethnic states based on internal administrative boundaries […]

Crimea, Kosovo, Catalonia, Corsica and Kurdistan

Turning now to Crimea, Kosovo and Catalonia, the Crimean referendum, long on its Russian population’s minds, became a matter of life or death when a Western managed coup brought anti-Russian Nazis to power in Ukraine, while the Kosovo referendum enabled Albanians, a non-Slav people whose language is unrelated to any other, to no longer be ruled by Slavs […]

Behind the Project of a Greater Albania

One of the arguments for interpreting the present demographic distribution has always been the ethnic purity of proper Albania. In other words, it has been always claimed by the Albanians and supported by the official statistical data, that this “purity” testifies the unjust drawing of the borders between Albania and the neighboring countries […]

Angela Merkel Ignores Otto Von Bismarck’s Advice Never to Quarrel with Russia

Otto von Bismarck emphasized the importance of good relations with Russia. “The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia”, he said. Bismarck was convinced that a European security system without Russia would be impossible and war with Russia would be disastrous […]

Bismarck, the United States and the Pomeranian Grenadier

In 1914, Wilhelm II performed his most fatal idiocy: He gave the rulers of Austria-Hungary a blank check to send an ultimatum to Serbia over its suspected invovlement in the assassination of the Habsburg Archduke Franz-Ferdinand in Sarajevo that was bound to lead to war […]