The contemporary political history of the Republic of Yugoslavia (to February 2003)

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In 2002, Yugoslavia was renamed the Federation of Serbia-Montenegro and in February 2003, Serbia-Montenegro became an independent state. In June 2006, that federation ended.

LA Times commentary on Milosevic's election in 1990
By Louis Proyect. Annotations on Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times, article, Wednesday 12 December 1990. Proyect: This article is extraordinary for the way it obfuscates what was occurring in former Yugoslavia on the eve of the outbreak of war, while still providing useful information that can be gleaned by reading between the lines.
Imperialist Roots of the War in Yugoslavia
By Jim Genova, People's Weekly World, 12 August 1995. Suggests it is not simply old ethnic and religious hostility that causes the war in Yugoslavia, but contemporary interests of the UK, USA, Germany and France.
Yugoslav left gains, right-wing emboldened
By Gregory Stefanovich, People's Weekly World, 7 December 1996. The elections in Serbia and Montenegro.
Protests in Belgrade and throughout Yugoslavia–1996/1997
From the Balkan Peace Team, Belgrade, 10 December 1996 and, part II, 23 January 1997. The elections, protests, students, tactics (45 Kb).
Protests Weaken Regime In Belgrade
By Argiris Malapanis, The Militant, 27 January 1997. The regime of Socialist Party chief Slobodan Milosevic annulled results of the November 17 ballot, when the opposition coalition called Zajedno (Together) claimed it won majorities in 14 of the Yugoslav republic's 19 largest cities. An unprecedented wave of daily protests against this antidemocratic move erupted immediately in Belgrade and 30 other cities.
NATO strikes: analysts predict rise in Slav nationalism
By Sergei Blagov, InterPress Service, Asia Times, 26 March 1999. Yeltsin: NATO air strikes against Serbian military targets could have unexpected consequences, notably the rise of Slav nationalism. Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov declared that the air strikes would not bring stability to Kosovo.
Bombing the baby with the bathwater
Editorial by Veran Matic, 30 March 1999. NATO's bombs have blasted the germinating seeds of democracy out of the soil of Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro and ensured that they will not sprout again for a very long time.
Impacts of NATO's “Humanitarian” Bombing
By Michel Chossudovsky, Press concerence release, National Press Theater, Ottawa, Monday 12 April 1999. Amply documented, the bombings of Yugoslavia are not strictly aimed at military and strategic targets as claimed by NATO. They are largely intent on destroying the country's civilian infrastructure as well as its institutions.
Political Crisis in Serbia: Movements from the South
BETAweek, E1, 8 July 1999. Serbia's political crisis strongly accelerated at the beginning of this week, and, to all appearances, the momentum it gained could weaken further the positions of the ruling left and Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.
Yugo opposition leader savages KFOR, US and Europe
Agence France Presse, 22 July 1999. Yugoslav opposition leader Vuk Draskovic launched a verbal broadside against the United States, Europe and the KFOR peacekeepers in Kosovo. KFOR is closing its eyes to the atrocities committed against the Serbs by the Albanian terrorists, supports the anti-European and anti-democratic forces in Serbia, notably Slobodan MilosevicHe.
Two Decades Later Tito's Heritage In Ruins
By Vesna Peric Zimonjic, InterPress Service, 2 May 2000. Twenty years after the death of Josip Broz Tito, symbol of post-World War II Yugoslavia and liberal communism with a human face, his heritage is literally in pieces. Serbia, the country where Tito lived for 35 years and is buried, is now among the most isolated countries due to the politics of the regime of President Slobodan Milosevic.
Life in Yugoslavia (including Kosovo) one year after the bombing ended
By Josina Dunkel, International Action Center, 22 August 2000. Last year, for 78 days, NATO bombed Yugoslavia. They used the usual catch words, saving small nations, defending democracy, and the ultimate oxymoron, the humanitarian war. But it was not a war for ideals, it was a war to control the Yugoslavian economy and to eliminate the sovereignty of this Balkan country.
How Kostunica Was Chosen (excepts)
Der Spiegel, 9 October 2000. December 17 last year, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Fischer and US Secretary of State Albright met the Yugoslav opposition figures in Berlin on the fringes of the G-8 meeting. Among the participants was Zoran Djindjic and Vuk Draskovic, both Milosevic opponents. The opposition was given a thorough balling out for their disunity.
Interview with Mihajlo Markovic, former vice president of the Socialist Party of Serbia
Interview by Tanja Djurovic, Belgrad, for Junge Welt, 11 October 2000. The Velvet Revolution. The issue of Serbian transformation. Interference by the U.S. Contribution of the left to inner weakness. Serbian nationalism impact. Why America is criticizing Kostunica. Role of left in future struggle against U.S. globalization.
Tito's dream dies
Editorial, The Independent, 6 June 2002. The decision by what remains of Yugoslavia to vote itself out of existence brings to an end a particular chapter in modern history. On the one hand, the consignment of Josip Broz Tito's dream to the past is also a clear sign of how nightmarish that dream had become.