I recently read an article about the situation in Balkans….where there is growing concern that the rise of the military and far Right politics might be a harbinger of things to come and a repeat of history…..
After I read the article I thought if only someone had been paying attention then just would not come as a surprise……
Someone has been watching! Me!
There are many differences between the Balkans and the Middle East, but they have two things in common. Both regions are former pieces of the Ottoman Empire that have not found stability since that empire receded in the late 19th century.
So someone has been watching and reporting…the problem is NO one is paying attention.
Since I am an analyst of international conflict then nothing about this is surprising and I will continue to be a voice of caution.