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We Are All Refugees

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 08.21.2015 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Once I was a refugee, too. During the fall of former Yugoslavia, I visited many refugees camps all over the war-torn region. I edited a book of refugee stories. Every war is different, so we should never put wars into the same theoretical box, or placed on the same vanity shelf.

Will Bill Clinton Apologize in Srebrenica?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.10.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Whether there was acquiescence or complicity before or after the fact of the fall of Srebrenica, Washington pivoted its policy toward satisfying Milosevic's territorial demands. The mythology of peace in BiH continues to be dominated by tales of age-old hatreds as well as ethnic chauvinist politics.

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?

Astoria Characters: The Full-Cup Couple

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.18.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Predrag Grncarski's a cappuccino guy; his wife, Giselle, favors cortados. Not that they ever have time for a coffee break.

Construction According to Putin's Model, from Bosnia to Europe?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The scent of nationalism was present in the former-Yugoslavia before Vladimir Putin effectively assumed power in Moscow. Already during the early stages of the conflict in Bosnia & Herzegovina, "BiH"  solutions were being fashioned in the hope of, well appeasing is perhaps an appropriate term, those leaders in the region but also Moscow who saw feudal nationalism as the vehicle to replace authoritarian communism.

Far Far Away

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

Hacking War Songs, new video for my SXSW 2015 panel http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/38176 Far Far Away from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....

Sarajevo 1914 and New York City 2001: Is It Happening Again?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Sarajevo 1914 does not appear so distant, at least in terms of rhetoric and inclination to dehumanize the other. But, then perhaps our awareness has been raised to the danger.

You Should Be Eating and Drinking in Belgrade, Serbia Right Now (PHOTOS)

Stephanie Be | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Somewhere between survival and revolution, young Serbians blew a breath of life into Belgrade.

The Importance of Helping Serbia

Matthew Trinetti | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Matthew Trinetti

You may be aware that Serbia and the other Balkan countries are experiencing devastating flooding right now. It's the worst flooding the area has experienced in over 120 years.

Why MH370 Will Not Change Chinese/Malaysia Relations

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of the bilateral tension created by MH370, China is likely to remain cautious about taking actions that could jeopardize its partnership with Malaysia, given the country's importance in the region's geopolitical landscape and its warming relations with Washington.

Lili from Belgrade

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

Lili from Belgrade from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo. Live performance at Berlin Transmediale 2014, pacifist remake of Lili Marlene song. I am just a...

A Final Nail in the USSR Coffin? Thank You From NATO, Vladimir Vladimirovich!

John Brown | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
John Brown

Even from the most cynical Cold-War, money-is-money, dog-eat-dog capitalism-is-capitalism perspective, a redrawn Ukraine would be far more in the West's, rather than strictly "Russian," "ethnic" interest.

Diary of a Political Idiot, 15 Years Later

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Jasmina Tesanovic

The city is silent and paralyzed, but still working; rubbish is taken away, we have water, we have electricity... But where are the people, in houses, in beds, in shelters... I hear several personal stories of nervous breakdowns among my friends, male and female.

Raining on the Ukrainian Parade

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria I hate to rain on anyone's parade, but let's get off this thing about poor, picked on Ukraine stand...

Another 'Georgia on My Mind'

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

A walk down Rustaveli Avenue, so named after a 12th Century Georgian poet, on a cold January morning allowed me to appreciate some of the country's history, which my guide recounted with relish.

My Life Without Me: Serbia

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

My Life Without Me from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....

One Terrorist and Two Girls

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

In the former Yugoslavia, there used to be a joke about how to tell the difference between a Serbian girl and a Croatian girl: If you tell a Croatian girl she is pretty, she smiles, but if you say the same to a Serbian girl, she scowls.

Bello Ciao

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

The New Year of 2014 will commemorate the First World War, I will rewrite war songs.

First Nighter: Robert Wilson's "Life and Death of Marina Abramovic," Martha Clarke's "Cheri"

David Finkle | Posted 02.13.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The one thing you can safely say about The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic at the Park Avenue Armory is that it is what it is. What it is is Ro...

Belgrade with a Local and a Bodyguard

This Is My City | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

There is a point in every world trip where things start getting a little bit strange. Belgrade was that point for This Is My City.

This Is My City -- A New Travel Show About Locals

This Is My City | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

When Tim and I traveled together we realized that the quickest and most exciting way into the heart and soul of a place was through the people who lived there. Tapping into the knowledge and of locals let us find the hidden gems that define a city's soul.

Punk Rock Star

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 08.03.2013 | Style
Jasmina Tesanovic

Kepler Aria:Punk Rock Star from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo. Kepler s Aria, lyrics by Bruce Sterling My heart's full of hopes, science in my telescope...

Israel Apology to Turkey -- Key to Regional Peace?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Obama figuratively dialed Turkish PM Erdogan's phone and pressed Israeli PM Netanyahu to apologize for the killings of Turkish activists on board a "peace flotilla" headed to Gaza. Perhaps the relationship has been permanently altered over the last few years, but it may be the fulcrum for resolution of Syria and a broader Israeli/Palestinian peace.

The Dangers of Patriotism in Serbia

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel
Deborah Schoeberlein David

Hotel lobbies are strange places, and the canned music they play can be even stranger. But, sometimes, the juxtaposition of place, time and melody combines and hits a target deep inside the heart triggering explosive thoughts.

8 Reasons to Explore Eastern Europe

Global Yodel | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

It's affordable, steeped in history and, in parts, both bizarre and incredibly beautiful. Plus, in some countries, beer is cheaper than water. Yes, really, it is. But for some reason, Eastern Europe doesn't often feature on many travellers' bucket lists.