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The Dayton Accords at 20 But there’s little to celebrate by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard November 23, 2015 The Dayton accords, formally signed in December 1995, have reached their twentieth anniversary. Dayton is commonly portrayed as a “peace agreement” for war-torn Bosnia-Hercegovina and an outstanding achievement of Bill Clinton’s administration. The accords…
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Ashura Greetings – 10th of Muharram 1437 A.H. by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

The Center for Islamic Pluralism extends greetings to Muslim believers on the 10th of Muharram for the Islamic hijri year 1437, corresponding to October 24, 2015. The 10th of Muharram is a time of sad reflection and atonement of sin…
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Francis in Sarajevo by Stephen Schwartz

First Things November 2015 On Saturday, June 6, Pope Francis ­visited Sarajevo, the ­capital of partitioned Bosnia-Hercegovina. Although treated by international media as a typical papal tour, the event strengthened the potential of the Croat Catholic hierarchy in Bosnia to…
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Hitler’s Shadow Empire Nazi Economics and the Spanish Civil War by Pierpaolo Barbieri Harvard University Press, 368 pp., $22.00 hardcover Reviewed by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard October 26, 2015 The Spanish Civil War is among the 20th-century military conflicts about which the most continues to be published, and in many languages. Often, new volumes on the three-year (1936-39) bloodbath recapitulate old themes: the…
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Kyrgyzstan Holds a Democratic Election by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog October 9, 2015 On Sunday, October 4, the Central Asian former-Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan held national elections to its 120-member parliament. The main incumbent party, the reforming Social Democrats (SDPK) were returned to power, and the…
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Macedonian Filmmaker Revives Memory of Earlier Refugees by Stephen Schwartz

The Huffington Post September 29, 2015 The Balkan Republic of Macedonia, with two million residents, has a slender profile in world affairs. Although it went through a bruising internal political struggle earlier this year, as the months passed by, it…
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Schwartz Letter to Financial Times: Muslim women heads of state by Stephen Schwartz

Financial Times [London] September 25, 2015 Sir, Your writer asserts, in “Ameenah Gurib-Fakim set to make her mark as president” (Investing in Mauritius, Special Report, September 23), that Ms Gurib-Fakim is ‘the world’s first female Muslim head of state’. This…
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