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US Needs a Clear Policy in the Balkans

Luke Coffey | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home
Luke Coffey

US Needs Clear Policy in the Balkans The new U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a highly accomplished individual. As CEO of ExxonMobil, he presi...

Albanians are Reliable Allies

David L. Phillips | Posted 12.12.2016 | Home
David L. Phillips

Brussels - Greater security cooperation with Albania and Kosovo would augment Europe's existing security architecture, and advance US strategic intere...

Calming The Waters: Why The Balkans Need To Adopt To Climate Change

Fron Nahzi | Posted 11.05.2016 | Home
Fron Nahzi

Two weeks ago, the Prime Ministers of Serbia and Albania met in Belgrade to talk about issues that threaten the stability of Southeastern Europe. The...

Richard's Picks: Best Hotels in the World, Fall 2016

Richard Bangs | Posted 10.17.2016 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The wisdom of the crowd is a beautiful thing, except when it's not. When it comes to matters of taste, the pack tends to push quality assessments to a...

Albania's Deep-Rooted Drug Problem Touches All Of Europe

Luke Coffey | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home
Luke Coffey

But the level of corruption emanating from the political elite and the country's role in Europe's illegal drug trade--both occurring with the alleged complicity of senior government officials--should concern policymakers in Washington, D.C., and across Europe.

Albania's Long Road to Reform

Fred Abrahams | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home
Fred Abrahams

After 18 months of debate and delay, advocates for reform in Albania released a collective cheer in late July when parliament approved constitutional ...

Forging leadership opportunities for women police officers in Albania

UN Women | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
UN Women

The leadership training program is being replicated in 2016 with 29 senior women police officers participating. Divided into two groups, the first will be certified by the end of June and the second group will start in autumn.

A Faint Ray Of Light Through The Darkness

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In the aftermath of the hideous massacre in Orlando on June 12, relations between Muslims and Westerners seem to have reached their lowest point in de...

Fighting Human Trafficking in Albania

UN Women | Posted 04.06.2016 | Home
UN Women

Linda* was 16 years old when her neighbor lured her away from her tiny impoverished village in southern Albania. For years, she had yearned for the opportunity to escape her violent father's wrath and to help her younger siblings financially.

Building Bridges: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.16.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven recent grantees who are founding projects that help transition communities and individuals to be resourceful and creative in achieving a more optimistic future.

The Western Balkans and the EU: an Arranged Marriage

Enika Bushi | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics
Enika Bushi

The Western Balkans are back in the EU agenda, perhaps a first intelligible step since the beginning of the migration crisis, as 'gatekeepers' and cro...

Can Albania Meet its Obligations and De-radicalize an Influx of Terrorists into Europe?

Massoud Khodabandeh | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Massoud Khodabandeh

Co-authored by Anne Khodabandeh Situated on the east of Europe, Albania applied for membership of the European Union in 2009. As the poorest country...

Learning From The Past, Living For The Future

Sheryl Olitzky | Posted 02.06.2017 | Women
Sheryl Olitzky

I just returned from a trip to the Balkans. This Building Bridges Journey brought Muslim and Jewish women from the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom to Bos...

Keeping the Dream of an Open Europe Alive

xxxx | Posted 01.26.2016 | Home

In what was the first high official visit from Albania in the history of the College of Europe, where for the last 75 years European elite's have been...

Keeping the Dream of an Open Europe Alive

Enika Bushi | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Enika Bushi

Friday 22 January 2016, the College of Europe, Brugge Campus, welcomed Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama, in what was the first high official visit f...

Coup d'Establishment

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

A coup d'establishment is an imaginary coup d'etat challenging a country's political leadership. As such it belongs in the realm of fiction and is nothing but an announcement of duel launched to a country's executive power.

Islamism in Kosovo

David L. Phillips | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home
David L. Phillips

Given the strong affinity between Albanians and the United States, the recent rise of Islamism in Kosovo is deeply troubling.

A New Global Party

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.20.2016 | Home
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

The Drama Of Albania is not an exclusive representation of today's miserable quality of governance and leadership in the Balkan republic, but a depict...

Albania: Ambassador Lu's Watch List

Fron Nahzi | Posted 12.20.2016 | Home
Fron Nahzi

As a driving force behind Albania's judicial reforms, US Ambassador Donald Lu recently told a room full of judges that they were divided into two grou...

A Call To All Albanians

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

It is Wednesday 9-December-2015. Only the day before former Albania's Finance Minister Arben Malaj has invited me to present "The Drama Of Albania" before his elite master's students at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tirana.

The Drama Of Albania

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Since I deliberately landed in Albania this past Sunday 30-August I have met about one hundred of the country's most relevant personalities, including...

This Week in World War I, November 28-December 5, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
Joseph V. Micallef

The Balkan Front was a 900-mile front that stretched from the Isonzo River valley in northeast Italy to the Romanian Black Sea coast. The front consisted of a series of largely separate campaigns.

So Many in Need, It's Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve t...

Tirana Top Secret (2)

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.22.2016 | Home
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Albania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates that there are currently 33 Honorary Consuls posted in Albania. Honorary Consuls are usually businessmen and businesswomen with a successful track record at the corporate level and well positioned to remain influential in political circles.

Tirana Top Secret

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Tirana, the capital city of Albania, hides an exciting hidden, secret life at the diplomatic level that this article intends to open up.