Kosovo – what if the election fails?
Detaching membership – for both Serbia and Kosovo – from finding an immediate solution to the Kosovo issue might help everyone move forward with a... Read More
On reconciliation in Kosovo
The Balkans, in general, and Kosovo, in particular, will not come to terms with the past without real political determination and recognition. The process of... Read More
Municipal elections in northern Kosovo – towards a new balance?
This paper aims to assist all stakeholders to the Brussels Agreement to work effectively toward a positive outcome in northern Kosovo (as differently as this... Read More
Elections in Kosovo’s north – ideological purgatory?
Should the November local elections in Kosovo ultimately fail due to a combination of violence and boycotts, then the very process of normalization between Belgrade and... Read More
Kosovo – conflict or politics?
Some may say that Serbs always prefer heroics to acting rationally in their own self-interest. But Serbs love their children too. If for no one... Read More
Palestine (and Syria) and Kosova
Regarding existential, zero-sum struggles it matters which side has more options.
What is Belgrade doing with Kosovo?
Kosovo Serbs – north and south of the Ibar – believe that Belgrade is giving Kosovo away to the Albanians. The Albanians may see it... Read More
Kosovo – to vote or not to vote?
Belgrade’s position is that the elections must be conducted in a status neutral manner. Though the Kosovo government has said no decision has been made... Read More
Kosovo – November elections loom
For there to be any chance for a peaceful evolution of the Kosovo stalemate two things must happen – agreements and implementation must be status-neutral, and the... Read More
Kosovo – who gets to decide EULEX’s departure?
No one can force EULEX to stay in Kosovo if the EU and Pristina agree it’s time to go. But that would simply pass the... Read More
Five inconvenient truths about Kosovo
If Kosovo is ever to be the functioning state its supporters think it is, considerable attention will have to be paid to issues of power-sharing... Read More
Kosovo – what or who can convince the northern Kosovo Serbs?
“Multi-ethnic democracy” is a peculiar Western myth that few in Kosovo really believe in but that the Albanians have been very clever at using to... Read More
Dialogue and the public realm
Dialogue has to address the fundamentals of faiths – not just to discover how much they have in common, but to understand the differences and... Read More
It is necessary for Belgrade to deal directly with Pristina without the interference of Brussels, Berlin, London, Washington or Moscow to discuss the major issues,... Read More
Kosovo – Serbia still on Germany’s short leash
While the northern Kosovo Serbs have not openly defied Belgrade, the agreement cannot be fully implemented if they don’t fully engage in the process. Passive... Read More
Transitional justice takes a back seat during Hashim Thaçi’s US trip
Reactions of Kosovo’s political elite to recent arrests of several high officials by EULEX raise a question as to whether it will be possible to... Read More
The fallacy of “stability” – impunity, human rights and the meaning of the Haradinaj ruling
Those who pretend that Kosovo is a normal functioning state or who valorise “war heroes” such as Haradinaj are not only refusing to face the... Read More
Conclusion – Kosovo under autonomy
The case of the mobilization of Kosovo Serbs in the 1980s reveals that an exclusive focus on elites and their politics in the literature on... Read More
Kosovo – can everything “agreed” get done this month?
Following the Belgrade-Pristina April accords, the parties agreed to an implementation plan which remains just an outline with important details still to be determined. It seems... Read More
Where things stand
As it becomes clear that the arrangement between Belgrade and Pristina is no more decisive than was Dayton or so many other internationally supervised agreements,... Read More
Kosovo – what role will US combat troops play in the north?
While sending US combat troops to Kosovo may be just a benefit of drawdowns elsewhere, the Germans, Americans and Austrians – the three largest national... Read More
Kosovo Serbs, Serbian nationalist intellectuals, and officials of the Milošević Regime – part two
The consolidation of support for the social movement among Kosovo Serbs and the efforts of Milošević to break the resistance of Kosovo’s officials to the... Read More
Multiculturalism in Kosovo – the case of the historic centre of Prizren
The cultural heritage of Prizren has long been one of peaceful coexistence, yet various political agendas – both international and domestic – have chosen to... Read More
Fear and loathing in Kosovo
The conflict over the north has been – and remains – zero sum. No matter what the Kosovo Albanians say to their internationals, the local... Read More
Kosovo – the truth will set the Serbs in the north free
The status quo in the north is neither stable nor productive. Whatever responsibility Albanians have, Serbs must accept their own responsibility for the lack of... Read More