croatia-s-oscar-contender-a-tale-of-love-and-war-10-17-2016-1 18 Oct 16 Croatia’s Oscar Contender, A Tale of Love and War

A phone call from a war criminal changes two people’s lives in a film about the continuing impact of the 1990s conflict on relationships by Croatian director Zrinko Ogresta.

croatia-s-wwii-revisionism-terrifying-says-historian-09-26-2016 28 Sep 16 Croatia’s WWII Revisionism ‘Terrifying’, Says Historian

British historian Rory Yeomans, who has researched the Croatian fascist Ustasa movement, says he is worried by attempts by politicians and academics to play down the crimes it committed in World War II.

serb-paramilitary-captain-dragan-s-long-road-to-court-09-19-2016 20 Sep 16 Serb Paramilitary Captain Dragan’s Long Road to Court

Former Serbian paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic was working as a golf instructor in Australia, but after a decade battling extradition, he has gone on trial for war crimes in Croatia.

nazi-hunter-warns-croatia-over-fascist-nostalgia--09-14-2016 15 Sep 16 Nazi-Hunter Warns Croatia Over ‘Fascist Nostalgia’

The chief Nazi-hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Efraim Zuroff, told BIRN that the next Croatian government must confront politicians who try to rehabilitate the country’s World War II fascist regime.

balkan-leaders-revive-nationalism-for-political-advantage-09-02-2016-2 05 Sep 16 Balkan Leaders Revive Nationalism for Political Advantage

The increased nationalist rhetoric in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia is a ploy by some politicians to win votes at upcoming elections and by others to distract from economic problems, experts argue.

serbian-war-crimes-boast-highlights-prosecution-failures-08-05-2016 05 Aug 16 Serbian War Crimes Boast Highlights Prosecution Failures

Despite Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s claim that his country has the best record on war crimes prosecution in the Balkans, data suggests that Serbia is lagging behind neighbours Bosnia and Croatia.

serb-refugee-villagers-dream-of-lost-croatian-homes-08-03-2016 04 Aug 16 Serb Refugee Villagers Dream of Lost Croatian Homes

In the refugee village of Busije, people still cherish the memories of the homes in Croatia that they fled because of the Zagreb military’s Operation Storm in August 1995.

yugoslav-spy-saga-puts-assassinations-in-spotlight-08-03-2016 03 Aug 16 Yugoslav Spy Saga Puts Assassinations in Spotlight

The murder case against former intelligence officials Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic caused political embarrassment for Croatia and revived questions about the killings of Yugoslav dissidents abroad.

a-very-different-long-dark-night--07-29-2016 01 Aug 16 A Very Different ‘Long Dark Night’

The rediscovery of the original 1980 screenplay of the classic Yugoslav wartime film ‘Long Dark Night’ shows how its director, Antun Vrdoljak, adapted to the times.

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.

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.

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.

tito-s-birthday-still-marked-despite-criticism-05-25-2016 25 May 16 Tito’s Admirers Celebrate His Birthday Across Ex-Yugoslavia

Thirty-six years after the death of Josip Broz Tito, his nostalgic admirers in many of the former Yugoslav states still commemorate his birthday despite criticism of his undemocratic regime.

1990-football-riot-remains-croatia-s-national-myth-05-12-2016 13 May 16 1990 Football Riot Becomes National Myth in Croatia

Hardcore Dinamo Zagreb supporters believe a riot at a match against Red Star Belgrade 26 years ago kicked off the war, while conspiracy theories still circulate about why the violence erupted.

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