THE MAN BEHIND THE MADNESS

JOVICA STANISIC IS SERBIA'S SPYMASTER. CAN HE SAVE SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC? OR COULD HE DESTROY HIM?

Serb fairy tales often revolve around the story of an evil wizard who can be defeated only by finding his hidden source of power and destroying it. Modern Serbia has no shortage of wicked sorcerers who fit that archetype, and first among them is Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. In the late 1980s Milosevic loosed chaos upon the former Yugoslavia by conjuring up the ghosts of Balkan nationalism. The four years of war that followed dismembered the country, killed some 100,000 civilians and turned the President into an international pariah. Within Serbia, however, his iron rule remained unchallenged--until last November, when the...

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