Tag: Kosovo

Wonders, and Horrors, Drawn From Boyhood in a War Zone

ST. IVES, England — When Petrit Halilaj was 13 and a refugee from the brutal war in Kosovo, a group of Italian psychologists arrived at his camp in Albania and gave him some felt-tip pens. Halilaj was soon drawing dozens of bright, childish pictures. But their subjects were far from colorful: In one, he depicted […]

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U.S. Struggles With Afghan Evacuees Weeded Out, and Now in Limbo

But the United States took them to military bases in Persian Gulf countries and Europe for scrutiny. At these transit zones, known as “lily pads,” teams drawn from Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Counterterrorism Center and intelligence agencies interviewed the Afghans and took their biometric and biographical information. Hundreds […]

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The Foreign Policy “Credibility” Argument Is, Well, Not Credible

With respect to Korea, for example, as Jonathan Mercer, the author of Reputation and International Politics, notes, for all of the Truman administration’s concerns about how U.S. “weakness” in Korea would be perceived by its European allies, the view in Europe was quite different. French leaders, for example, were more concerned “that American resolve would […]

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