Tuesday, June 13, 2006


The US government, following action by Russia and the European Union, today recognized the independence of Montenegro.
Diplomatic recognition does not sound like much, but deciding who gets to have their own telephone country code and accredit ambassadors that other countries will talk to is a very big deal. Congratulations to Montenegro. Kosovo will come soon enough, maybe even Kurdistan someday, if Iraq goes sour, but I'll take a long shot bet and say that Somaliland might just be the next new state.

1 comment:

hank_F_M said...

Thanks for the link on Somaliland (Republic thereof). I really haven't been keeping up on Africa and I missed that one.

That might explain how the GWOT units function in Djibouti, they have a larger base, without a lot of foriegn press to poke around.

I would think they might want to hold off recognition until they get more solidifed, the UN won't interfere in what it refuses to acknowledge.