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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 5–13.
Published: 01 December 2017
... stability nor justice to the Balkans. Instead, the United States and NATO have foolishly empowered the main disruptive faction. The principal source of turmoil was never Serbian expansionism. It was—and remains—the drive by Albanian nationalists to create a Greater Albania, which would encompass sizable...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (1): 21–37.
Published: 01 March 2002
... an ethnically pure Greater Albania. And their territorial ambitions are breathtakingly extensive. Their concept of Greater Albania includes not only Kosovo and Albania but large portions of Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Greece. Unfortunately, because of the myopic policies pursued by the United...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (2): 66–82.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of a “Greater Albania.”2 To this date, Albania’s his- tory affirms the premise that when the choice is between extraregional pro- 1. Ahmet Zogu was proclaimed King of Albania in 1928 and reigned as Zog I, thus the different (and often confusing) spellings of his...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 40–50.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of a Greater Romania, Greater Albania, Greater Bulgaria, Greater Greece, Greater Croa- tia, Greater Serbia — even of a Greater Montenegro and a Greater Macedo- nia. A few succeeded. However, it might be prudent not to cast the concept on the scrap pile even if the likelihood of planting...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (3): 17–43.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Kosovo will fulfi ll Albanian national aspirations in the Balkans, or whether this will only be the next stage in a drive to create a “Greater Albania.” The debate over whether there exists a historically identifi able drive to create greater Albania, and whether it persists to this day, has become...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (4): 54–67.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of a “Greater Albania” or a “Greater Kosovo” being formed in the southern Balkans. As Christopher Hill, a US diplomat with considerable Balkan experience, noted several years 8. Peter Beaumont, Ed Vulliamy, and Paul Beaver, “CIA’s Bastard Army Ran Riot in Balkans’ Backed Extremists,” Observer...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 42–63.
Published: 01 June 2012
... also include the prob- lems FYROM is having with its Albanian minority and the Albanians’ nationalist attitude derived from their age-­old dreams for an independent state of their own, or for union with Albania and Kosovo to form a “Greater Albania.” Greece...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (3): 6–22.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., apparently adopting the view that the boundaries of this newly minted state must be considered sacrosanct.21 An independent Kosovo is likely to exacerbate problems with several neighboring countries. There is scant evidence that advocates of a “Greater Albania” have relinquished their territorial...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (4): 142–159.
Published: 01 December 2006
... transferred from the Ottoman Empire to Serbia under the Treaty of London in 1913, Kosovo was during World War II incorporated into a greater Albania under Italian control. In 1946 Kosovo was reincorporated into Yugoslavia, and by 1960 the Albanian-speaking population in Kosovo outnumbered...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (3): 31–46.
Published: 01 September 2001
... nor mor- alizing intellectuals cared about the KLA’s ideological background, which was to be found in Greater Albania nationalism or in Leninism à la Enver Hoxha as well as in anti-Roma attitudes among the Kosovars. The KLA’s almost total expulsion...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (3): 168–170.
Published: 01 September 2000
... population along with the monasteries and churches that are part of Serbian history could revert to Serbia proper. The rest of Kosovo, the great majority, could be independent or merge with Albania. Michael Raidu joins Mearsheimer in thinking that a greater Albania...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (3): 171–173.
Published: 01 September 2000
... population along with the monasteries and churches that are part of Serbian history could revert to Serbia proper. The rest of Kosovo, the great majority, could be independent or merge with Albania. Michael Raidu joins Mearsheimer in thinking that a greater Albania...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (3): 164–168.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Raidu joins Mearsheimer in thinking that a greater Albania is inevitable. If the Serbian portion of Bosnia were to be joined to Serbia, a more sensible configuration of Balkan territory would exist than is now the case. Regrettably, the rigidity of our thinking when...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 61–84.
Published: 01 June 2014
... policies on ques- tions of sovereignty and territorial integrity in Eastern Europe.79 There are similar Russian policies with regard to the Kosovo issue. In mid-­2011 Moscow openly attacked the concept of a “greater Albania” as being opposed to the interests of the international community...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (1): 11–21.
Published: 01 March 2001
...- pendent Kosovo and an independent Montenegro for the region. They feared, rightly, that such a scenario could encourage Greater Albania irredentism. They also were concerned lest it reinforce the urge of Bosnian Serbs to cleave to the motherland, unraveling...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (2): 23–28.
Published: 01 June 2000
... the goals of the separation of Kosovo from Yugoslavia and the creation of a Greater Albania through annexation of territory from neighboring countries. We now see the implications of such policies. Albanian extremists increas- ingly exploit (and benefit from) vague...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (1): 81–99.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., Colo.: Westview, 1998), 230. His greater constituency (more than half) lived outside Albania proper, the majority of which lived in Yugoslavia (Kosovo), Macedonia, and Montenegro. 8. “Albania,” CountryWatch.Com Country Review 1999/2000, at www.countrywatch.com...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (3): 62–86.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and emerge as the new police. And instead of ensuring that Kosovo remains a part of Yugoslavia, it has all but created a greater Albania. What is far worse is the threat that the example of Kosovo has created for the viability of other nation-states...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (2): 81–103.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... It also became a founding member of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) in June 1992. While there were (and continue to be) political and economic motivations behind Albania’s participation in all those organizations, indi- vidual Albanians have expressed a greater...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (1): 96–119.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 115 firm say chances are the current agreement will be renegotiated with a view to achieving more favorable conditions.46 Apart from the potential impact of greater reliance on natural gas, the TAP project is expected to bring other benefits for Albania, mostly in terms of foreign...