Slobodan Milosevic

Louis Theroux


Sunday, 30 August, 2009, 12:00am

Karadzic is a victim of the EU's soft power

Radovan Karadzic's disguise was quite elaborate, but he didn't spent the past 13 years hiding from the Serbian authorities. They knew where he was all along.

29 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Willing subjects of a tyranny of fear

I honestly don't know which is more pathetic: the insuperable fact that we are stuck with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen for another five years or that most Hongkongers are willing to accept this fate.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Bird flu nothing to do with DNA

I was very pleased to read in the Sunday Morning Post that Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai was advising people not to abandon their pets because of fears that they could transmit bird flu to people.

19 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

A symbol for war crime survivors or dogmatic fanatic?

When Carla Del Ponte started work in The Hague more than six years ago, she pinned the mugshots of three men to the wall behind her desk: Slobodan Milosevic, Radovan Karadzic and General Ratko Mladic.

18 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Uphill task for Serbia

As Nato and those who demanded democracy in Yugoslavia learnt, former president Slobodan Milosevic is not a man who likes to quit. But the former dictator, the man who led his country into four disastrous wars and turned it into an international pariah, now appears at last to have entered the political wilderness.

26 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Leadership itchy over Yugoslavia's people power

THE EVENTS IN Yugoslavia during the past fortnight have had a stunning impact on the Chinese Communist Party leadership. This is despite the fact that the fall of former president Slobodan Milosevic and the rise of Belgrade-style people power took place half a world away, and few world leaders and commentators have drawn parallels between the Serbian and Chinese situations.

11 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Time for celebration as terror makes way for freedom

'I'm watching the Yugoslav Parliament burning. Turn on the television quick.'

These words, relayed on the phone by a friend, stopped my heart late on Thursday night. Words I could not believe were true until I saw the images myself.

7 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Embattled leader

It looks as if 13 could be Slobodan Milosevic's unlucky number. The President of Yugoslavia has clung to power all those years, in spite of four disastrous wars and a shattered economy. At many times in the past it looked as if his regime was finished; but he has always proved unsinkable. However badly events go against him now, he will not loosen his grip without a fight.

6 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Votes and violence

Throughout the past century, much of the Balkans' contribution to world affairs has consisted of war and misery, sometimes exported to the rest of Europe. Following last Sunday's elections in Yugoslavia, the pattern seems all too likely to be repeated.

27 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Free elections

I regularly read the South China Morning Post, because sometimes, it sees events in Europe from a different angle.

4 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Bold move

Belgrade: Australia's new ambassador to Belgrade met Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, in a move likely to anger the US. Australia denied reports the relations were part of a deal to secure the release of three of its aid workers jailed during last year's Nato air strikes.

14 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Peace prospects

Just months ago, Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic was besieged in Belgrade by massive throngs of people demanding his removal. Today he remains in power, apparently unassailable, and using all his old tactics of divide and rule to bring the country to a state of anarchy.

25 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Rebuilding the Balkans

THE United States and its European allies who forced Yugoslavia to retreat over the Kosovo crisis now rightly see their victory as a step which should lead to what President Bill Clinton called 'a better Europe'.

1 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Usual hypocritical silence?

Isn't it strange that all is quiet on the Beijing front, now that the mass graves of Slobodan Milosevic's ethnic cleansing are beginning to be uncovered? Add to that the landmines and unexploded artillery shells which will maim and kill hundreds of innocents over many years and take decades to clear.

3 Jul 1999 - 12:00am