our-hero-your-killer-a-sarajevo-story-08-10-2015 10 Aug 15 Our Hero, Your Killer: A Sarajevo Story

Public denial of crimes against Serbs by the Bosnian Army in besieged Sarajevo shows that rival interpretations of the wartime past remain hard to reconcile, historian Nicolas Moll tells BIRN.

nationalist-commemorations-threaten-balkan-reconciliation-08-07-2015 07 Aug 15 Nationalist Commemorations Threaten Balkan Reconciliation

Recent events commemorating the region’s violent past have pitched several former Yugoslav countries into a nationalist frenzy, casting a shadow over hopes for reconciliation.

operation-storm-anniversary-shows-bosnia-s-ethnic-divisions-08-05-2015 05 Aug 15 Operation Storm Anniversary Shows Bosnia’s Ethnic Divisions

Politicians from different ethnic groups either celebrated Croatia’s victory during Operation Storm or mourned the Serb victims, highlighting divisions that still paralyse the country 20 years on.

operation-storm-childhood-memories-of-a-refugee-exodus-08-02-2015 04 Aug 15 Operation Storm: Childhood Memories of a Refugee Exodus

Twenty years after he fled the Croatian Army’s Operation Storm with his mother, two bags and a single toy, images of refugee convoys and burned-out houses remain vivid in 24-year-old Milos Ivanisevic’s memory.

operation-storm-croatia-s-triumph-serbia-s-grief-07-31-2015 03 Aug 15 Operation Storm: Croatia’s Triumph, Serbia’s Grief

Croatia this week celebrates its defeat of Serb rebels during Operation Storm 20 years ago, but Serbia will mourn the hundreds killed and the 200,000 who became refugees.

tudjman-takes-zagreb-15-years-after-death 13 Jul 15 Tudjman Takes Zagreb, 15 Years After Death

The first democratically-elected Croatian president, Franjo Tudjman, is to become more prominent in the capital than he ever was when he was alive.

croatian-ww2-veterans-reminiscences-on-antifascist-struggle 22 Jun 15 Croatian WWII Veterans Remember Fight Against Fascism

As Croatia marks Anti-Fascist Struggle Day, two men who fought alongside Partisan forces against Nazi-allied troops during World War II recalled how they risked their lives for freedom.

belgrade-recalls-tito-s-golden-age 26 May 15 Belgrade Remembers Tito’s ‘Golden Age’

Thirty-five years after Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito died, his admirers, led by Belgrade’s Communist association and fuelled by nostalgia, staged their annual celebration of his rule.

a-serbian-village-trying-to-forget 06 May 15 A Serbian Village Trying to Forget

Twenty-three years after Croats started fleeing the ethnically-mixed village of Hrtkovci in the Serbian province of Vojvodina, many people prefer not to remember the nationalist rally that sparked the exodus.

operation-flash-two-sides-of-medal 01 May 15 The Contested History of Croatia's Operation Flash

Croatia is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the victorious military operation which it says liberated its territory, but thousands of Serb civilians who fled in fear say their suffering has been ignored.

serbia-will-send-better-picture-on-july-11 24 Apr 15 Mass Demo For Srebrenica Victims Planned in Belgrade

The journalist behind an action to honour the victims of Srebrenica in Belgrade hopes his initiative will send a different picture of Serbia to the world.

no-takers-for-tito-s-secret-cold-war-ark 20 Apr 15 No Takers for Tito’s Secret Cold War Ark

Tito’s emergency command bunker in Bosnia and Herzegovina now hosts art exhibitions and thousands of tourists each year, yet no one seems willing to take on full management of this unique piece of Cold War history.

how-belgraders-remember-the-nato-bombings 30 Mar 15 How Belgraders Remember the NATO Bombings

As the Serbian state tries to construct a narrative of national victimhood around the 1999 NATO air strikes, how did ordinary Belgraders experience the days and nights under fire?

serbia-keeps-memory-on-fallen-nighthawk 27 Mar 15 Serbia Keeps Downed US Stealth Bomber on Show

Sixteen years after it was shot down by Yugoslav air forces during the NATO bombing, the wreckage of a US stealth plane is still proudly displayed at the Belgrade Museum of Aviation.

victory-was-born-on-the-day-of-nato-intervention 24 Mar 15 Why I Named My Kosovo War Child ‘Victory’

Nazmi Kaciku’s daughter was born on the day NATO launched air strikes against Serbian forces on March 24, 1999, so he gave her a name that celebrated Kosovo Albanians’ struggle.

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