Articles by Peter Maass

category: Balkans

Ratko Mladic Was Convicted of Seige Warfare in Bosnia. Will U.S.-Backed Siege in Yemen Face Justice?

The Intercept  |  Nov. 22, 2017

What Slobodan Milosevic Taught Me About Donald Trump

The Intercept  |  February 7, 2017

What the Guilty Verdict of Radovan Karadzic Tells Us About War Crimes After 9/11

The Intercept  |  March 24, 2016

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

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