Why Europe Can't Put Out The Fire In Yugoslavia

While the empire of the czars and commissars crumbles, a nasty war in Yugoslavia is flashing warning signals throughout the former East bloc. The danger is that more old rivalries will erupt into conflicts between newly liberated nations. Fighting between Croatians and Serbians, who are backed by Yugoslavia's Serbian-led national army, is "the tip of the iceberg," says Stephen Larrabee, an expert on Eastern Europe at Rand Corp. "I think we are going to see many more of these problems."

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