Death of a Nation-State

Originally published on Atticus Mullikin’s Newsvine column.

Balkanization: a chic geopolitical term derived from the repeated breakup of the Balkans, that convergent point between Turkic, Greek and Slavic identities, Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic religiosities, and a dozen sets and subsets of each of these. But Balkanization is used to describe a worldwide phenomenon. Kosovo isn’t the exception, but the rule of the future. What we’re seeing is the Balkanization of the nation-state system, period.

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