George of Corpus Christi, TX asks:
In this game of chess, Ambassador Holbrooke appears to have won
an interim peace, but is there any hope of lasting peace as long
as Milosevic is in power?
Alex Dragnich responds:
In the short-run, we cannot expect "lasting peace,"
with or without Milosevic. We should seek to establish a process
designed for the two sides to work out differences. In successful
in this, peace could be a by-product.
I believe I have answered this question in Nos. 1 and 2. Serbia's
pro-democracy activists, independent journalists, most outside
experts and many governments regard Milosevic and his "red-black"
coalition -- socialists, Marxists and nationalists led by former
paramilitary chief Vojislav Seselj -- as Europe's gravest post-cold
war source of political and economic instability and the rebirth