Query: US Foreign Policy Failures in the Balkans
- Good Afternoon List Members,
I am new to the list (just joined). My name is Ekatarina Ivanovic. I
am Serbian and German. I am also an actively practicing Orthodox
Christian. My family left "Yugoslavia" after the Communist
Revolution, for my grandfathers life was threated (he was a high
ranking officer in the King's Military). I was born and raised on US
Military Bases in Europe (my father is a us army officer retired). I
was educated in England (Oxford), and moved to Philadelphia PA (USA),
to pursue my IMBA at UPenn. I am currently a PhD Candidate in the
Poli Sci Department at UPenn, concentrating on Foreign Political
The reason I joined this mainly for one reason. I am doing a Capstone
Thesis on US Foreign Policy Failures in the Balkans - mainly 1) how
the United States was incapable of comprehending the complex history
of the region and deep rooted ethnic rivalries, and 2) how the US was
unable to control Albanian Moslems & their terrorist networks after
elimintating the Serbians' ability to protect themselves.
Recently, I spend seven months traveling through Serbia and doing
some extensive research at the University of Belgrade.
I am always looking for recommendations for reading material. Do any
of you attend or have you attended universities that publish Foreign
Affairs Journals? If so, have you come across any previous scholarly
works concerning this topic??
Looking forward to the conversations on this list!
p.s. if there are any other Orthodox Christians on the list, there is
an Orthodox Christian Book List on egroups - All of you (whether
Orthodox or not) are most welcome to join.