Myron Weiner was one the most eminent political scientsits in the United States, known widely and greatly respected for his many scholarly contributions including landmark work on the politics of India and the protection of refugees. He served as the chair of the External Research Committee of UNHCR and offered valuable guidance to UNHCR's research program. "(Michael Doyle, Director of the Center for International Studies, Princeton University and member of our Advisory Board)

This article was first published in "World Politics" in 1971, but is unknown to our public. With his strong analitical mind, Weiner predicted most of the events that will happen in the Balkan Region twenty years later. We are thankful to the editorial of World Politics, which has given us a permission to publish it in New Balkan Politic