Diplomatic jargon obstructs understanding of problems to be overcome and construction of the means of overcoming them.
The fraying status quo in the region gives Islamists an opportunity to broaden and deepen their influence.
The last thing the region needs is more “attention” from the European Union.
Bakir Izetbegovic should make public any new evidence he has relating to his appeal of Serbia’s acquittal regarding the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide. In detail. Now.
Given Brexit and Trump, the relationship between Putin and Merkel increasingly will provide the fulcrum of Balkan – and European – security.
The recent agreement on providing Albanian-language textbooks for schools in southern Serbia suggests that lessons have been learned from previous relations between Serbia’s Albanian minority, Kosovo,... Read More
Aleksander Vucic is the most formidable politician to emerge so far in the post-Yugoslav space. What good will that do Serbia?
In the Balkans, the impermanence of borders and states and entrenched social and economic informality work against academic and official theories of formal institution building.
Kosova’s defeat at UNESCO was as decisive as it was narrow because its stunted sovereignty leaves Pristina no room for error.
Dysfunctionality in Serbia and Bosnia reflects the larger economic conflict between Russia and the west.