After nearly 27 years of haggling, the race to the finish line for a formal end to the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute kicked into full gear after prime ministers Alexis Tsipras of Greece and Macedonia/FYROM’s Zoran Zaev reached a deal on June 12 that would see the former Yugoslav republic renamed “North Macedonia”.

The quarter-century-old dispute between the rival governments in Athens and FYROM’s capital, Skopje, goes back to when the old Socialist Federation of Yugoslavia tore itself a...

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