Month

February 2012

Kosovo – referendum, barricades and EU plans

Ahead of a referendum in the north on attitudes towards Pristina, there are growing signs that a number of actors - particularly KFOR and the EU - are beginning to grasp the realities of the north, including the need to treat the local leaders as legitimate interlocutors.

Europe – facing the extreme

Amidst a profound economic and financial crisis, Europe's leaders must not ignore the rising popularity of extreme right-wing parties and radical anti-immigrant movements, and the threat they pose to multi-culturalism.

Sarajevo – beyond the siege

Over twenty years on from the onset of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ted Lieverman explores the progress of Sarajevo's recovery - or not - from the almost four-year long siege.

Kosovo – the referendum reconsidered

Having achieved its aim of demonstrating that the northern resistance to the imposition of Pristina institutions is a genuine popular response, and not the result of criminal coercion, it is now time to reconsider the planned 15th February referendum.