7 March 1997 THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE 19TH CENTURY and well into the 20th, the Balkans were known as “the powder keg of Europe.” That referred not only to a highly unstable region but, in particular, to one in which the great powers could interfere for their own ends by manipulating the nationalist passions of […]

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