THE QUESTION

Are the U.S. and Europe right to recognize Kosovo and continue to poke Russia with a stick?

Posted by David Ignatius & Fareed Zakaria on February 25, 2008 9:54 AM

FROM THE PANEL

Ignacio Gil Vázquez is the managing editor of Spain’s second largest circulation newspaper, El Mundo. He previously served as foreign correspondent in France and as Culture section editor. He has covered wide-ranging events throughout his career, including the Basque conflict, Catalan politics, Francois Mitterrand’s final years as president of France, his successor Jacques Chirac’s election, and the death of Princess Diana.

Europe Lacks Leadership On Kosovo

Five reasons Kosovo’s independence was a terrible mistake.

Ignacio Gil Vázquez Madrid, Spain | 11 COMMENTS
Feb 26, 2008 at 10:51 AM
Masha Lipman is the editor of the Pro et Contra journal, published by Carnegie Moscow Center. Lipman is also an expert in the Civil Society Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. She served as deputy editor of the Russian weekly newsmagazines, Ezhenedel’ny zhurnal from 2001 to 2003, and of Itogi magazine from 1995 to 2001. She has worked as a translator, researcher, and contributor forMoscow bureau of The Washington Post and has had a monthly op-ed column in The Washington Post since 2001.

The Kremlin's Case Against Kosovo

Masha Lipman Moscow, Russia | 118 COMMENTS
Nikos Konstandaras is managing editor and a columnist of Kathimerini, the leading Greek morning daily. He is also the founding editor of Kathimerini’s English Edition, which is published as a supplement to The International Herald Tribune in Greece, Cyprus and Albania. He worked as a correspondent for The Associated Press from 1989 to 1997 before joining the Greek press and has reported from many countries in the region.

Kosovo Isn't About Russia

Nikos Konstandaras Athens, Greece | 83 COMMENTS
Former Washington-based columnist for The Hong Kong Standard, The New York Sun, and Insight on the News, an online weekly published by The Washington Times. Covered economic and political relations between the United States and East Asia, with an emphasis on China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Former chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists' Association. Currently a business executive at a Chinese-language newspaper in Hong Kong.

Kosovo = Taiwan

Kin-ming Liu Hong Kong | 66 COMMENTS
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