One Day, They'll Sit Down Together

In a matter of six months, possibly less, cartographers will have to make a small change in the political map of Europe: according to a U.N.-backed proposal unveiled Feb. 2, the formerly Serbian province of Kosovo is about to become an independent state. Ethnic Albanians, who make up the bulk of Kosovo's population, welcomed a plan that brings them to the brink of fulfilling their century-old dream; Serbia and Kosovo's Serb minority have already rejected it, and they're struggling in vain to prevent its implementation. But as the wheels of diplomacy spin, the impact of this change on the lives of...

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