Macedonia’s Bicycle

There was an old Bill Cosby bit about an uncle who promised him that he’d get a bicycle for Christmas if he’d just be good.  Bye and bye, the uncle would find some minor transgression as an excuse and tell him that he’d ruined his changes at the bicycle.  Eventually, it dawned on Bill that the uncle never had any intention of buying him a bicycle.

As I explain in my New Atlanticist piece “Macedonia Elections Last Chance for Slim EU Hopes,” Macedonia, or FYROM if you like, is now playing the part of young Cosby with the EU as the mean uncle.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.