If this type of evil happened once; it can happen again. It's like a bitter taste in your mouth even in times of peace. Knowing that human beings are capable of such evil is a stark reality to come to terms with.
Nikolić's and Jeremić's promotion of historical revisionism that denies genocide and accentuates ethnic chauvinism negates what many in Washington and Brussels may wishfully want to see as a more politically progressive Serbia.
Will Turkey support and Cypriot Turks be expected to reintegrate into a unified Cyprus if the Kremlin is handed even a bigger role in the economic future of the Island and the exploitation of its natural gas reserves?
Osama bin Laden's death meant that Americans had one less evil to fear in the world. Most of the youth at the White House were not celebrating the death of a human being, but rather a long-awaited return of their belief in American exceptionalism.
I covered Richard Holbrooke for the Boston Globe when he was U.N. ambassador from 1999 to early 2001. I've covered about a dozen U.S. ambassadors at the U.N. since 1990. Holbrooke was the most engaging of them all.
For many Democrats, the 1999 U.S-led war in Yugoslavia was a "good" war, in contrast to the "bad" war in Iraq. But it was still an unnecessary and illegal war, with political consequences that are far from settled.