Ethnicity is a theme that has dominated the anthropology of the Balkans for the past twenty years. Anthropologists have questioned assumptions regarding the “natural” character of ethnicity and have shown both its construction and negotiation in everyday life. Yet very few authors have discussed ethnicity as potential: how does the risk of ethnic conﬂ ict, more than its actual presence, shape everyday life? This is the central issue Vasiliki Neofotistos tackles in her book The Risk of War: Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia. The author explores the case of Macedonia, a country that has experienced recurrent ethnic tensions and conﬂ icts, leading in 2001 to a set of violent clashes between Albanian paramilitary and Macedonian security forces. Giving particular attention to the experience of the Albanian community, Neofotistos presents both the history and the effects of potential ethnic conﬂ ict, as lived through everyday interactions in Skopje, Macedonia.