Let Kosovo be partitioned
It’s wrong to close down the partition option. If this is what the local parties can agree on, let Kosovo be partitioned. The US has... Read More
Kosovo – partition is not the point
Whether Kosova/o has sovereignty remains the only relevant question.
Shape the deal, take the deal, manage the deal
The latest Western proposal on Kosovo could work, but only if the EU this time is willing to do the work required to support an... Read More
A review of the bidding in the Balkans
Save one, conflicts in the region are frozen, EU accession process or not.
Kosovo and Erdogan’s dangerous Islamic agenda
The US and the EU must come to their senses and warn Erdogan that his insidious ambition to dominate Kosovo by whatever means at his... Read More
Assassination of Serb leader in Kosovo signals gathering political storm
Narrow nationalism has led to changes in population distribution toward more mono-ethnic areas, but each state still has ethnic minorities who live uneasily side-by-side. Kosovo... Read More
Chances are that most local people know who was behind the murder. But silence about what is widely known is a Balkans trait and is... Read More
Kosovo without EULEX?
The latest kerfuffle about ending the Special Chambers – which elicited strong negative reaction from both the EU and US – is just one indication... Read More
Investigative journalist Jeta Xharra – challenging politicians and patriarchy in the Balkans
Reporter Jeta Xharra talks about misogyny in journalism, and how she uses her live TV show to challenge politicians on gender inequality.
Condominium in Kosovo
Is there an alternative to zero sum competition for possession and sovereignty? By David B. Kanin Whether there is any point to dialogues about... Read More
Buried conflict – explosive remnants of war in Kosovo
Hekuran and Agron keep fighting for a mine-free Kosovo. Through long stretches without adequate support and funding, through rainfall and snow shifting the sediment of... Read More
Separatism in Europe – Catalonia and the others
Might we see some revival of some secessionist movements in Europe due to the situation in Catalonia or maybe not so much, and why?
The West should get out of the Kosovo debate
If the so-called peaceniks are genuinely interested in peace, then they must stop expecting the Serbs to put aside their core values and interests and... Read More
Vucic and Dacic are mixing political interests with substantive proposals. So what?
Belgrade-Pristina – a false promise of normalisation
The structural flaws in the foundations of the Brussels Dialogue may deal a painful blow to the aspirations of the European Union as the champion... Read More
Hacking the future
TransConflict is pleased to present a new project – initiated with the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, Democracy for Development and NGO Aktiv – which aims... Read More
In the Balkans, perhaps it is time for an Ummah
The fraying status quo in the region gives Islamists an opportunity to broaden and deepen their influence.
The Balkan treadmill
The last thing the region needs is more “attention” from the European Union.
From Pristina to Damascus – understanding Kosovo’s fighters in Syria
A more holistic policy that examines the stagnation of EU integration efforts and addresses Kosovar identity as it relates to empathy with Syrians is necessary to... Read More
Dealing with the past in Kosovo
By jointly approaching and discussing the past in a multi-ethnic group, Serbs, Albanians, Bosnian and Turks in Kosovo find a way to come together again.... Read More
Sexual harassment in Kosovo – no longer invisible
A video of a woman walking in Prishtina being sexually harassed 50 times in 8 hours and publication of the first quantitative data on the... Read More
Kosovo – going nowhere fast
Kosovo is not, by itself, a sustainable economic or political entity. Waiting for Serbia to recognize Kosovo as independent (in order to enter the EU)... Read More
Kosovo’s tough year ahead – five key observations
As Kosovo faces a tough year ahead, it is time to reflect upon the robustness of its institutions, the persistence of Vetëvendosje, Hashim Thaçi’s rise to... Read More