|By Jonida Drogu (customer-side2-telecomalbania.atnet.com.al - 22.214.171.124) on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 11:26 am: Edit Post|
There is no doubt that after the Soviet Union's collapse and the Communist block, Albania could not resist to the pressures to change.
Thus, with the transformation of the international relations system, the end of Cold War, and in 1991 after fifty years of absolute rule came the unconditional surrender of the Albanian Communists – the first to come to power without a sponsor and the last to fall. The difficult process of the reintegration of Albania in the structures of the international system has had great consequences on the prestige and the conduct of the Albanian foreign policy.
Until 1991, although Albania was autarchic and independent – Albanian membership in the international organizations was limited to the United Nations – still it could influence the international system as witnessed by the two cases presented above. During the last six years since the overthrow of Communism, Albania has become a member of numerous international organizations and its integration in the system has created new problems and has required the formulation of new policies. The latest events in Albania, though, have tarnished its reputation and have become the last sign of decline of an unforgettable chapter of the international diplomatic history.
While Albanian diplomacy is exploring new frontiers and is confronting delicate situations in Balkans, its long chapter of a maverick State obsessed with its independence, and yet, a reliable element of the international system and of stability in the region is closed, apparently, for good.
|By ERIC BASHA (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 3:39 am: Edit Post|
That s a very good historical brif..
the girl must be in some diplomatic mission because she is very realistic in describing the positon of Albania...