- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- All Balkan Countries
Serbia’s announced rehabilitation of Draza Mihailovic is a fatal concession to the idea of Great Serbia - and to the ideas of the Croatian Ustasha, and all who aim to equalise Fascism and Anti-Fascism.
Justice and reconciliation must not be delayed further in the region of the former Yugoslavia, and it is up to national governments to increase their efforts.
The plot of “Ustanicka ulica“ [Ustanicka Street] is an artistic interpretation of our reality. That is why it carries some deeper truths than the ones we recognise in reality.
You do not have to be a conspiracy theorist to accept that this government, pushing an irresponsible ultra-nationalist agenda, is creating all the conditions for all-out conflict.
Our response to the recent rise in ethnic tensions must involve rediscovering part of what we really are.
The Wilsonian dream of rebuilding war-shattered societies by imposing Western values on them is doomed to disappointment if Bosnia and Kosovo are anything to go by.
By obtaining EU candidate status, Serbia has sent an important signal - but the real test will be the membership negotiations, as they will require a deeper transformation of society.
Prison management cannot tackle this growing problem in the Balkans simply with repression; more comprehensive approaches are required.
The mocking of Muslims by men dressed in burqas at a carnival in the village of Vevcani in Macedonia last month, and the reprisals and counter-reprisals it provoked, illustrate the dangerously frail state of ethnic relations in Macedonia.
A plan to rename streets after Albanian heroes instead of Serbian seems futile in a town where no one knew the old street names to begin with.
If Vuk Jeremic succeeds in obtaining the presidency of the UN general assembly, it will be a welcome boost for Serbia - but if he fails it will set back the Tadic government at an uncomfortable time, just before an election.
US policy-makers remain wary of the concept of ethnic solidarity - but harnessing natural links between Albanian communities in the Balkans will actually reduce tensions, strengthening state structures and helping to stabilize the region.
After the European Court of Human Rights rebuked Bosnia’s handling of Arab ex-combatants, important questions remain unaddressed.
Brussels must do what it can to stop Bosnian Serb leaders from undermining the country’s state court.
The failure of the World Bank to develop a large coal-powered thermal power plant in South Africa is one more argument as to why the initiative for a similar project in Kosovo should not be supported.