Justin Vela

New work: Hillary Clinton in Kosovo…Turkey still not highly rated…

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Pristina- I have two new articles out this week on Hillary Clinton’s visit to Kosovo and rating agencies still not giving Turkey the rating it wants.

Read the articles here and here.

An excerpt from the Clinton piece.

Yet while Kosovo appears in many ways to be a U.S. foreign policy success, the challenges still facing the new country are only too apparent nearly three years after self-declared independence. “I would be cautious in terms of calling it a success,” said Ian Bancroft, executive director of TransConflict, an organization that monitors Balkans affairs. “With respect to free and fair elections, there has been progress. With other key elements, such as the fight against organized crime and ensuring the rule of law, there have been many failures in Kosovo.”

Read the entire article here

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Written by Justin Vela

October 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm

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