Tensions in Serbia
Serbia's reformist Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic is headed for a confrontation with his own military. Djindjic has until Mar. 31 to show better cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal on the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, or the U.S. may cut off aid to Serbia. That would cost Belgrade $40 million and strike a blow to Djindjic's radical economic reform program. Djindjic was expected to arrest several indicted war criminals, including Serbian officers, in March. But now rumors are flying that the military will try to protect its officers from arrest. That could undermine Djindjic--and Serbia's democracy.
Edited by Rose Brady