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Learning From The Past, Living For The Future

Sheryl Olitzky | Posted 02.09.2016 | 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 | World
xxxx

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 be...

Keeping the Dream of an Open Europe Alive

Enika Bushi | Posted 01.25.2016 | 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 12.28.2015 | 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 12.21.2015 | World
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 12.21.2015 | World
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 12.21.2015 | World
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 12.11.2015 | 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 12.04.2015 | 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 11.29.2015 | World
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 10.28.2015 | 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 10.23.2015 | World
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 10.22.2015 | World
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.

Albania Is a Land of Artists

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Maks Velo is an Architect Painter. The oldest and perhaps best-known among Albania's artists, Mr Velo has recently exhibited his work at the National Art Gallery in Tirana.

Albania Is Land Of Artists (1)

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.14.2015 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Artist Painter Ali Oseku sits down for a half hour and drinks a cup of coffee at 11H00 every morning from Monday through Friday at the beautiful corne...

Albania's Ageing Problem

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

The World is proving incapable of addressing its greatest challenges. An ageing population is no longer limited to developed nations. Many developing countries particularly in the Balkans are facing the pressure of ageing.

Praying for Peace in Tirana, Albania

Katherine Marshall | Posted 09.09.2015 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The 2015 meeting was in Tirana, Albania, from September 6-8. Three themes dominated: Albania's journey from a ferocious atheism that has few parallels in history to a proud religious openness and harmony today, the horrors that ISIS represents and the current migrant crisis.

From Tirana: The Migrant Crisis

Katherine Marshall | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Personal testimonies are heart-rending and bring statistics into focus. Calls for political action and spiritual support reflect keen awareness and a wish to respond. Carolyn Woo, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, combines deep spirituality with an eminently practical approach.

A Balkan Roadtrip Along the Adriatic Sea

Rachel Stern | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Rachel Stern

For a pick-me-up, try the intense Bosnian coffee, an espresso-sized concoction with a robust flavor -- which to some will equate to being bitter and thick as mud.

Missing Special Olympics Athlete Turns Up 350 Miles Away

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.03.2015 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — An Albanian athlete who disappeared from the Special Olympics in Los Angeles turned up safe early Monday 350 miles away in the Sa...

A Global Partnership Against Violent Extremism

Antony Blinken | Posted 07.29.2015 | World
Antony Blinken

Today in Rome and every day into the future, we can show violent extremists that their efforts to divide us have not only failed, but have inspired new unity, agility, and resolve to defeat them.

This European Nation Used To Jail People For Listening To The Beatles

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.25.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with author Fred Abrahams about...

A Look in the Mirror

Fron Nahzi | Posted 07.16.2015 | Books
Fron Nahzi

In Modern Albania, Fred Abrahams has managed to put Albania's past, current, and future leaders under one roof and monitored their deeds for 25 years. In first-person narrative, Abrahams turns the tables from Big Brother watching you to us watching the Big Brothers.

Albania 1990 -- Embassy Storm

Fred Abrahams | Posted 07.12.2015 | World
Fred Abrahams

Ervis Gega was 16 years old in summer 1990 when hundreds of frustrated Albanians, craving to rejoin the world, began storming foreign embassies in their capital. Gega and her relatives watched the news on Italian television from their hometown and quickly made up their minds.

Greece's Debt Crisis Is Hurting Its Even Poorer Neighbors

Reuters | Benet Koleka | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

KAPSHTICA, Albania, July 8 (Reuters) - Sun-beaten and sullen, the four Albanian fruit-pickers returning home from a three-week stint working in Greece...