croatia-serbia-tensions-escalate-into-diplomatic-war-07-29-2016 29 Jul 16 Croatia-Serbia Tensions Escalate Into Diplomatic War

As the two neighbours exchange verbal missiles, unresolved tensions dating back to World War II are once again coming to the surface.

investigating-narratives-of-war-through-focus-groups-07-28-2016 28 Jul 16 Investigating Narratives of War through Focus Groups

Focus groups prove to be useful in researching narratives of war in Croatia, despite raising ethical concerns.

court-deals-macedonian-lustration-knockout-blow-07-27-2016 28 Jul 16 Court Deals Macedonian Lustration Knockout Blow

The highly controversial process of naming and penalizing former secret police collaborators in Macedonia is ending in farce, as the courts annul its decisions one by one.

changing-belgrade-street-names-a-sign-of-the-times-07-26-2016 26 Jul 16 Changing Belgrade Street Names: A Sign of the Times

Most eastern European cities have renamed their streets since the fall of communism, but in Belgrade the process has been especially radical.

it-is-time-to-let-go-of-cardinal-stepinac-07-25-2016 25 Jul 16 It is Time to Let go of Cardinal Stepinac

The endless-seeming arguments over Cardinal Stepinac’s life and actions are a depressing reminder that World War II remains unfinished business in parts of the former Yugoslavia.

bosnia-s-diaspora-untapped-resource-for-state-building-07-24-2016 25 Jul 16 Bosnia’s Diaspora: Untapped Resource for State-Building

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 1.5-million-strong diaspora is increasingly sending less money back home, but this underused resource could provide the country with expertise as well as investment to boost economic development.

serbian-anti-war-reporter-s-death-remains-a-mystery-07-19-2016 20 Jul 16 Serbian Anti-War Reporter’s Death Remains a Mystery

Twenty-two years after the death of Radislava ‘Dada’ Vujasinovic, who reported on wartime collusion between politicians and criminals, new forensic analysis has again failed to identify whether it was suicide or murder.

serbia-s-detention-camps-invisible-but-not-forgotten-07-15-2016 18 Jul 16 Serbia’s Detention Camps: Invisible But Not Forgotten

All the 1990s prison camps and mass graves in Serbia are still unmarked, but as the government seeks Croatia’s backing in EU accession negotiations, it has pledged to erect the first memorial.

bosnia-s-segregated-schools-perpetuate-ethnic-divisions-07-15-2016 15 Jul 16 Bosnia’s Segregated Schools Perpetuate Ethnic Divisions

Dozens of Bosnian secondary schools are still segregated according to pupils’ ethnicity - perpetuating divisions within society but benefiting ethnically-based political parties that seek to exploit the system.

srebrenica-genocide-kingpin-becomes-literary-villain-07-12-2016 12 Jul 16 Srebrenica Genocide Kingpin Becomes Literary Villain

Croatian journalist Ivica Djikic has published a novel about the life of Bosnian Serb war criminal Ljubisa Beara, who he describes as “the co-creator and the main operational organiser” of the Srebrenica massacres.

srebrenica-prison-sentences-637-years-and-counting-07-11-2016 11 Jul 16 Srebrenica Prison Sentences: 637 Years and Counting

The Bosnian state court and the Hague Tribunal have sentenced 38 people to a total of 637 years in prison - plus three life sentences - for the atrocities committed 21 years ago against Srebrenica’s Bosniaks.

srebrenica-s-bone-hunter-maintains-his-one-man-search-07-08-2016 09 Jul 16 Srebrenica’s Bone-Hunter Continues His One-Man Search

Walking the forest paths each day in the Bratunac area, where thousands of Srebrenica victims were killed in July 1995, Ramiz Nukic has found the bones of more than 200 people.

silence-shields-killers-of-albanian-americans-in-serbia-07-08-2016 08 Jul 16 Silence Shields Killers of Albanian-Americans in Serbia

The Belgrade authorities have so far failed to convince fearful witnesses to testify about who murdered three Albanian-American brothers after they were detained by Serbian police in 1999.

a-srebrenica-mother-s-portrait-of-her-lost-sons-07-07-2016 08 Jul 16 A Srebrenica Mother Remembers Her Lost Sons

Ahead of the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica massacres next week, a woman whose two sons were killed by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995 recalls the day she saw them for the last time.

serbia-s-genocide-denial-ensures-an-annual-fiasco-07-06-2016 07 Jul 16 Serbia’s Genocide Denial Ensures an Annual Fiasco

Despite pledges about reconciliation, Serbian officials continue to deny the July 1995 Srebrenica massacres were genocide, meaning that every year, the anniversary commemorations are marred by bitter rows.

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