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This European Nation Used To Jail People For Listening To The Beatles
An expert reflects on Albania's tragic recent history and how the country has changed.
A Look in the Mirror
Fron Nahzi, Global Business Development Director, Walton Susta...
, Fred Abrahams has managed to put Albania's past, current, and future leaders under one roof and monitored their deeds for 25 years. In first-person narrative, Abrahams turns the tables from Big Brother watching you to us watching the Big Brothers.
Albania 1990 -- Embassy Storm
Associate Director, Program, Human Rights Watch
Ervis Gega was 16 years old in summer 1990 when hundreds of frustrated Albanians, craving to rejoin the world, began storming foreign embassies in their capital. Gega and her relatives watched the news on Italian television from their hometown and quickly made up their minds.
Invading Albania's Party Beaches
Jared S. Baumeister
Avid traveler and former lawyer IG: JSBaumeister
Albania was sealed off to foreigners for almost the entirety of the Cold War. With democracy came an influx of visitors from the rest of the world. No one knew quite what to expect. But getting to the pristine beaches of the Albanian Riviera is not an easy task.
Pope Francis in Albania: Four Lessons
Executive Director, Center for Islamic Pluralism
Let us hope the Papal visit will stimulate wider study of Albania's years of religious persecution. As Muslims and Christians lived and live together in Albania, so they also suffered together - and their misfortune should never be forgotten.
Star-tissima: The Grande Donna of Contemporary Turin
Arts writer; author; photographer
London and Paris tend to be the Fall Focus of Europe's Contemporary Art scene but, instead of Fiac-ing off and Friezing away, I tucked into Turin.
One Insane Day in Albania. (Yes, Albania.)
Washington Post contributor, children's book author.
Color is coming back to the now-independent free-market democracy. A bit of the Balkan Peninsula, it's only slightly larger than Maryland. But there's variety inside that space, including a mountain-studded interior and an unspoiled Adriatic coastline.
Global Pop: Finding Michael Jackson in Albania
Richard (RJ) Eskow
Host, The Zero Hour; Sr. Fellow, Campaign for America's Future
Popular music has always been global. But Michael Jackson became a worldwide star in the first era to have satellite communications. People didn't just hear his music. They
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