Articles by Peter Maass

category: Balkans

An Enduring Condition

The Nation  |  May 9, 2012

20th Century Horrors, Exhumed

Los Angeles Times  |  August 15, 2004
The Stone Fields: An Epitah for the Living. By Courtney Angela Brkic

Remember Sarajevo

The Digital Journalist  |  January 2003
A photographic reminder of evil.

Paying for the Powell Doctrine

Dissent  |  January 2002
The illusions and delusions behind 200,000 deaths in Bosnia.

Macedonia Diary

Slate  |  September 13, 2001
Dispatches from Skopje

Milosevic and the Beginning of Honesty

The New York Times  |  June 30, 2001

Have It Your Way

The New Republic Online  |  June 29, 2001
Why the Bush administration should be thrilled about Macedonia.

Our Half-Baked Balkan Policy

The Washington Post  |  March 26, 2001

Radio Wars

Brill's Content  |  March 2001
Serbia’s Slobodan Milosevic understood the power of propaganda and did his best to control the media. But his failure to silence the U.S.-supported radio station B-92 was emblematic of the war he lost to control the country.

The Curse of Normalcy

The Atlantic  |  February 2001
Writers in post-Milosevic Yugoslavia discover that angst no longer sells.

Riot in October

Details  |  January 2001
Inside a roiling soccer stadium in Belgrade, old hostilities ignite an afternoon of bloody jubilation, steel-toed kicks, and broken teeth.

Serbia Is Not Freed of Its Ugly Illusions

The New York Times  |  October 24, 2000

Mittel Hizzoner

The New York Times Magazine  |  October 22, 2000
The former opposition leader and new mayor of Belgrade, Milan Protic, explains one of his postrevolution mandates: clean up the streets already.

Diary From Belgrade

Slate  |  October 2000
Five days in Serbia’s turbulent capital.

Milosevic May Not Relinquish Hold So Readily

San Jose Mercury News  |  October 1, 2000

James Nachtwey’s Inferno

George  |  December 1999
For more than a decade, photographer James Nachtwey has chronicled the war zones of the world—Rwanda, Bosnia and Chechnya among them. Now, a new book, Inferno, brings us his vision of hell on earth.

Serbia on the Couch

Talk  |  December 1999
Tijana Mandic was the therapist of choice for Belgrade’s cultural elite. Then a war-scarred veteran came under her care, and the horror of his battles in the Balkans began to haunt her dreams.

Balkan War Criminals: The Most Wanted

George  |  June 1999
The war in Yugoslavia is so complicated that it’s sometimes hard to tell the players without a scorecard. Well, here it is—a list of the Balkans’ bad guys.

Let’s Not Forget Milosevic’s Partner in Crime

The New York Times  |  May 31, 1999

Milosevic, the Perfect Dictator

The New York Times  |  May 3, 1999

Back to Bosnia

The New Republic  |  October 12, 1998
A war correspondent returns.

Destruction of Cultural Property

Crimes of War  |  August 1998
Definition of a War Crime

Willful Killing

Crimes of War  |  August 1998
Definition of a War Crime

It’s Risky to Talk Tough on Kosovo

The New York Times  |  March 10, 1998

The Fevers of Nationalism

Los Angeles Times  |  March 1, 1998
The Warrior’s Honor: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience. By Michael Ignatieff

Love and Fury in the Balkans

The Washington Post  |  August 20, 1997
Montenegro. By Starling Lawrence

Righteous Wrath

The New York Times  |  July 14, 1997

Suddenly They Are Killers

The Washington Post  |  May 12, 1996

Bosnia’s Ground Zero

Vanity Fair  |  March 1996
In Bosnia, soldiers keep an uneasy peace. In the Hague, an international war-crimes tribunal convenes. But neither courts nor armies can lay to rest the nightmare of the Bosnian Serb death camps. In an excerpt from his new book, Peter Maass finds that mass torture, rape, and murder are the face of an only too human evil.

Will Killers Go Free? War Criminals Shouldn’t Walk

The Washington Post  |  February 25, 1996

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