Trump cards – Macedonian and US style

Trump cards – Macedonian and US style

Biljana Vankovska “It happened that a fire broke out backstage in a theater. The clown came out to inform the public. They thought it was a jest and applauded. He repeated his warning. They shouted even louder. So I think the world will come to an end amid the general applause from all the wits […]

Dealing with COVID-19 in the European periphery: Between Securitization and “Gaslighting”

Dealing with COVID-19 in the European periphery: Between Securitization and “Gaslighting”

Biljana Vankovska TFF Associate, professor December 1, 2020 The objective of this paper is to outline and analyse the manner in which governments on the EU’s southeastern periphery (i.e. the Western Balkans) responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and its possible after-effects. The author seeks to shed light on three particular aspects of the crisis: the […]

The Prespa Agreement, ethnicity and nationality

The Prespa Agreement, ethnicity and nationality

Lake Prespa in Macedonia By Biljana Vankovska June 18, 2019 Abstract The Prespa Agreement (PA) between Athens and Skopje was meant to be a final solution to the ‘name issue’. Yet the dispute has never been only about the state name, which is proved by the 20-pages long text. A plethora of other provisions is […]

Macedonia’s name and NATO

Macedonia’s name and NATO

By Biljana Vankovska February 6, 2019 This is how Dr. Vankovska, TFF Associate for over 20 years, succinctly has responded to an inquiry by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.  And on this very day, Macedonia signed its accession protocol to NATO. Let’s make clear a few things: first, the so-called Prespa process, in which the Republic […]

Remembering the War on Iraq – March 20, 2003

Remembering the War on Iraq – March 20, 2003

  By Jan Oberg March 20, 2018* Today marks the 15th Anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Neither solid analyses, moral reasoning and decent argument nor history’s probably largest pre-war, anti-war demonstrations worldwide had any discernible impact on the Bush and Blair Administrations’ decision to go to war and do so on a false […]

Still there 25 years later: The dispute about Macedonia’s name

Still there 25 years later: The dispute about Macedonia’s name

  By Biljana Vankovska Interview with Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo   • Do you support the idea of having the accord with Greece over the disputes on the country’s name? If yes/no, please tell us the reason. It is hard to support an irrational dispute, only because one has a nationalistic idea that the name Macedonia […]

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The roll-down menus give you access to (almost) everything TFF Associates have produced since end of 2017 – their writings and videos, their media comment, broadcasts, essays and poetry. The Treasures of their writings 2006-2012 can be found here. And all that we published by them 2012-2017 is here. Time to explore and see how […]