“North Macedonian” foreign minister….

The “North Macedonians”

Note: This is a list of examples of media, and others, using the term “North Macedonians” or a variation thereof, as the identity of the Macedonian people, which is wrong. In many instances, these examples show how the media, and others, are using the term, wrongly, to…


Rescuing a nation

In my last column, “The dead, the unborn, the living, and a contract,” I made the Burkean case, (after Edmund Burke) that there is an unwritten contact between our ancestors who have passed on, the dead, those of us who are alive right now, the living, and…


The dead, the unborn, the living, and a contract

So, here we are three years after the failed September 30, 2018 referendum that Zoran Zaev and his handlers in the US State Department, the EU, and NATO rammed through. …


The Republic of Macedonia at 30 — it’s about honor

Happy Independence Day, Macedonia!

While very old as a nation and as a people, you’ve just turned 30 years young as a modern-day nation-state. Congratulations!

I’ve been with you for 25 of those 30 years, following you, living with you…


Macedonia’s membership in NATO

American Express, the American financial services corporation, at one point had a slogan it used in its advertising: “Membership has its privileges,” implying that with an American Express credit card, users would reap all kinds of good things.

Macedonia, now a proud member of NATO, gets…


The Ohrid Framework Agreement at 20

Artan Grubi — a man plucked from the ranks of football hooligans and groomed for his current powerful position in the Macedonian Government — calls it the “Ohrid Peace Agreement.” …


This is our home

On a recent drive to my office one morning, I found myself listening to the Norwegian band a-ha and their 2017 MTV Unplugged album. They started that album and concert with a new song — “This is our home.” Here are the opening lyrics:

It matters…


Some thoughts on the Book of James (Pardew)

“The United States created the NLA and Kosovo. You created Ali Ahmeti. The United States is destroying my country.”

-Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski to American diplomat James Pardew from Pardew’s book, “Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans”…


Malicious or mistake?

Deliberate and repeated attempts to change Macedonian identity

When I go to a restaurant, the grocery store, the hardware store, or any other place where the employees wear name tags, or tell me their name, I always try to use their name in my communications with them…


One of the costs of the agreement — Macedonians are now “North Macedonians”

10 points on Prespa three years later

The so-called “Prespa agreement” was signed on June 17, 2018, by the-then prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece, Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipris. It was hailed as a “historic agreement” by the ruling parties in Macedonia and Greece, along with their cheerleaders and…

Jason Miko

Proud American & Arizonan w/Hungarian ethnicity & passion for Macedonia, Hungary & Estonia. Traveler, PR man, history buff & wine, craft beer & cigar enthusiast

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