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The 'Loser Terrorists'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.17.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The inspiration of many of today's terrorists is to achieve name recognition or even re-branding from loser to terrorist.

Srebrenica, In Memoriam

Merima Trako | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Merima Trako

They say that you could have been fathers now and grandfathers. Your wives, sisters, daughters and sons miss you still, and forever will. You are also...

Hevel and Kayin in Srebrenica

Mirnes Kovac | Posted 07.12.2016 | World
Mirnes Kovac

It is important to learn what makes some people, who otherwise look "normal" to hate others, who take part in crimes or simply stand by and witness systematic killing and elimination of others. The core teachings of our holy books seem to provide clues of this primordial sin of human from the very beginning of our existence on earth.

Thousands Gather At A Ceremony For Victims Of Srebrenica Massacre

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.11.2016 | World

SREBRENICA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Thousands of Muslim Bosniaks paid respect to 127 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre buried in individual graves on...

Coffee with the Souls of Srebrenica

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.09.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Photo: Sanjin Avdičević, - Sto Te Nema? monument,Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, July 11, 2014 For most, the Srebrenica Genocide has become a footno...

Dancing With Arab Mujahedeen In The Hills Of Bosnia

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

Aside from the growing negativity towards the US in Afghanistan, its role in Bosnia had also come to be viewed suspiciously. In the autumn of 1994, during my coverage of the war there, I received information from a reliable source that bands of Arab mujahedeen had arrived from Afghanistan seven months before.

How The Taliban And The US fell Out Of Love

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

Just as the Western media had been unwittingly misinformed about the relationship between the Taliban and Osama bin Laden, so too had it failed to grasp the ideological differences between the Taliban and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda.

What Does American Bread Say About Our Culture?

Melina Delkic | Posted 06.07.2016 | Taste
Melina Delkic

No matter where I go in the U.S. -- New York City, Washington, D.C., small-town bakeries, or the most elaborate artisan bread stands I can find -- I don't find that warm, steamy stuff of my childhood. And that leaves a little hole in my heart.

Muhammad #Ali's Humility, My Greatest Lesson

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.04.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Muhammad Ali defined my assimilation as an American and growth as global citizen. He was so different that we might have expected him to go to the grave screaming of his greatness. However, we all saw a piece of ourselves in him, and his greatest character strength was that he saw in everyone he met a connection to the higher.

Does Religious Freedom Still Exist for Muslims?

Melina Delkic | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion
Melina Delkic

I was 16 years old when I ran for student government in my high school. After a long and trying campaign, I won. Until a boy made a joke that I should be impeached and assassinated because I was a foreign-born Muslim.

Why I Didn't Study Abroad

Melina Delkic | Posted 05.31.2016 | College
Melina Delkic

After years of fleeing, I've come to a conclusion that every version of myself eventually reaches: traveling is never the escape that we romanticize in books and movies. Living in another country for a few months or a year is incredibly difficult, stressful and confusing.

Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.22.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism and manifestations of walls, physical and psychological.

How to Be a Good Loser: A Guide to Being a Refugee

Dragana Kaurin | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact
Dragana Kaurin

It's generally not war that refugees choose to remember, but the people who help you. My mother's colleague who snuck us out of Serbia, French volunteers who took refugee kids camping, and those who came to welcome us at the airport when we were resettled in Ohio; those are the people I think of daily. I hope Basel finds such people on his path too.

New Light on Bosnian Jews During World War II

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The fate of Bosnian Jews during the Holocaust has attracted significant attention from historians and other commentators. According to a standard wor...

Serbian Ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj's Acquittal: A Travesty of Justice

Samuel Ramani | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On March 31, 2016, the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) controversially acquitted Serbian nationalist Vojislav Seselj of war crimes.

Diplomatic Bluff to Break Longest Modern Siege

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 04.06.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The battle for the survival of Sarajevo deserves a much greater devotion than can be addressed in a short blog. It has been given too little attention by film makers and politicians, and its lessons and links to current ills still too often not comprehended. Those politicians who failed in their initial test to rescue Sarajevo then set into refashioning the story to reflect their own stereotypes and agendas. Many were also eager to escape the responsibility for allowing the longest modern siege of a city to perpetuate for almost four years, and no one could claim ignorance of either the suffering or the methodology of the siege.

Dubioza Kolektiv Representing World's Gen X Population

Merima Trako | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Merima Trako

As Dubioza Kolektiv took the stage of a small performance venue The Cutting Room in New York City I was prepared to have fun, feel young (my boys at h...

Sarajevo: the city steeped in stories

THINK Global School | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
THINK Global School

The tram, adorned in a blanket of graffiti, makes its first stop since I stepped on. The tired doors creak open to reveal the mall. Home to all the fo...

An historic Week: Bringing War Criminals to Justice

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 03.27.2016 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

The fact that these cases were heard in the same week may be merely coincidental, but it nevertheless sends out a strong signal that commanders who commit or permit atrocities will ultimately be held responsible.

As a Child Who Grew Up in Wartime Sarajevo, I Won't Atone for Karadzic's Sins

Jana Jevtic | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
Jana Jevtic

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- The idea of atoning for crimes that Karadzic was found guilty of sends shivers down my spine and makes me feel as alienated as I had felt some 20 years ago -- as a child born of mixed marriage growing up in wartime Sarajevo.

When A Great Artist Becomes His Country's Conscience

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

It was July 1992 when I returned to my assignment in Croatia after a brief vacation in Egypt, only this time Croatia wasn't the main destination, rather it was Bosnia.

Former Bosnian Serb Leader Karadzic Guilty Of Srebrenica Genocide

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.24.2016 | World

THE HAGUE, March 24 (Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was sentenced to 40 years in jail by U.N judges who found him found guilty...

My Love Letter to Sarajevo

THINK Global School | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
THINK Global School

I can't believe you were the one to catch my eye. I don't believe in love at first sight, but the second I saw you, I was already in too deep. I had never seen such a place like you, with your enigmatic past and thriving future.

Bosnia's War of Kindness

THINK Global School | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
THINK Global School

Walking through Sarajevo in 2016, I realize just how incomplete my narrative of BiH once was. I'm not reminded of war as much as I'm reminded of kindness, in the face and warm welcome of each local I encounter.

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...