is professor at the University Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. He teaches International Politics and Contemporary Political Systems. Amongst his publications are: Contemporary Political Systems (1986), International Politics (2000) and The Worlds of Thucydidies and Machiavelli (2001) as well as numerous articles and essays. During 1990/91, visiting Fulbright professor at Bowling Green University in Ohio, U.S.A. During 1998/99, research at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies at Princeton University, USA. Denko Maleski was foreign minister of the Republic of Macedonia from 1991 to 1993, and ambassador to the United Nations, from 1993 to 1997.
Macedonia and Greece
At the moment of the Macedonian nation's greatest victory, independence, "the name issue became the new symbol of our defeat", regrets Denko Maleski. Predictably enough, those in Macedonia to benefit were the nationalist Right, thus confirming Greek fears. [more]
"In the minds of all the Balkan nations there are two maps. One is the contemporary map, the other is the historical map." Denko Maleski on Balkan nationalism and why, in the conflict between Macedonia and Greece, both sides are debating a non-existent issue. [more]
Macedonian politics is dominated by conflicting interest groups, each fearful of their annihilation by the other, writes Denko Maleski. [more]
Macedonia's steps to political pluralism are still endangered by nationalist ideologues. [more]
The political columnist talks about the forces hindering democracy in Macedonia, and about the plight of the Roma, who in Macedonia face severe disadvantage. [more]