Vatra and the recognition of Albania by the United States

Vatra and the recognition of Albania by the United States

By Ilir Ikonomi Journalist and author Washington, D.C. Following the Great War, the U.S. government was reluctant to grant de jure recognition to the state of Albania. Washington wanted evidence that the country had a stable central government. Vatra, which

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SPECIAL SECTION: Albania 25 years after the fall of communism

SPECIAL SECTION: Albania 25 years after the fall of communism

How has Albania fared in the past quarter century? Our op-ed pages attempt to provide some answers with contributions from Dr. Elez Biberaj, EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin, U.S.Ambassador Donald Lu, OSCE Ambassador Florian Raunig and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s Frank Hantke. The Albanian

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Elez Biberaj: Albania at a democratic crossroad

By Dr. Elez Biberaj* Twenty-five years after the demise of Hoxha’s totalitarian, communist regime, Albanians have reason to be proud of the political and economic progress that their country has made. Albania is a nation transformed. It has held eight

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