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The WARM Foundation: Telling the Story of Modern War

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact
K.J. Wetherholt

Rémy Ourdan in Sarajevo (2012), Courtesy of Ourdan and the WARM Foundation "I think WARM is a great vehicle for tomorrow built on honoring and un...

Syria Strike - Symbolic or Conflict Altering?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Intervention, even if limited or "measured" has to calculate the possibilities beyond the initial strike from counterstrikes and further escalation by Assad forces, to the diplomatic response of adversaries and hesitant allies.

'Inclusive' or 'Democratic' Egypt?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Allowing Egyptians to resolve the current crisis and define their own future would normally be the most appropriate and longer-term constructive policy. However, it is evident that some on either side of the political divide are seeking to draw battle lines.

Balkans Road Trip (Part 2)

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Stewart A. Swerdlow

We arrived in Sarajevo and stayed at the Hollywood Hotel. Well, it may have had the name, but it sure did not have the service or design. But, for Bos...

Balkans Road Trip (Part 1)

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Stewart A. Swerdlow

After a one hour delay at O'Hare Airport in Chicago due to an air-conditioning issues on the plane, we took off for Dusseldorf and what we expected to...

War Refugee and Balloon Maker Drivers: Stories From a Gary Truck Stop

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

In this morning's version of Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks," the diner is a Gary, Indiana truck stop and the patrons are cross-country truckers.

International Criminal Tribunal Born as Bastard?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

I had the fortune to be there for the birth of both the ICTY and the ICC, and perhaps give a critical push then to the realization of what is still a work in progress today.

Obama Earns His Nobel Prize on Syria

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

As pressures mount in Washington for a more aggressive American involvement on behalf of at least some rebel groups in Syria, President Obama has seemed intent on proving the Nobel committee was farsighted in awarding him its peace prize four years ago.

Rise of Global Citizen Patriot

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Choosing between loyalty to country and consideration for fellow global citizens has all along been a false choice.

Luxury-Travel Writer Turns Paychecks Into Microloans

The Huffington Post | Lance Gould | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact

Bob Harris learned the handshake that gave him access to the super-secret clubhouse of the extremely wealthy. As a luxury-travel writer, it was his jo...

We Are All Africa: The ICC and Selective Justice

Jack Healey | Posted 06.21.2013 | World
Jack Healey

Africa is just like the West and needs to be treated as such. Yes, just like us when it comes to the crimes/justice that the ICC is tasked with. Justice demands a level playing field. Justice demands this because without justice before the bar we all become shadows.

Tea & Bosnia With Lady Thatcher

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Lady Thatcher invited me to her home as the Special Envoy as well as BiH UN Ambassador. The home, conversation, and the tea served was what one would expect: neat, direct, and English.

Defending the Underdogs

John Feffer | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
John Feffer

In 2010, the European Court on Human Rights had its Brown vs. Board of Education moment when it ruled that separating Roma and non-Roma students in the Croatian school system was tantamount to discrimination based on ethnicity.

Whitewashing Genocide

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.20.2013 | World
Diana Jenkins

The United Nations, which is supposed to represent the best of our collective aspirations for justice and human rights, yesterday represented the worst.

Re-living the Balkan Wars Through Serbian Eyes

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The president of the U.N. General Assembly decided to hold an all day debate on whether international justice promoted reconciliation. But his real purpose was to undermine a war crimes tribunal on the former Yugoslavia because of a perceived bias towards Serbs.

Is United Nations Good for the US?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Whether one perceives the U.S. as a force for good or imperial power, the UN's agenda is inevitably shaped by its veto-wielding powers, either by action or inaction. The UN is frequently injected into issues that serve the interests of its most powerful members.

When Peacemakers Become Perpetrators: Kathryn Bolkovac Introduces The Whistleblower at the UN

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Lia Petridis Maiello

Kathryn Bolkovac had a passion for representing an institution that symbolizes the culture of peace, humanity and international justice like no other in the world. After living up to the moral standards set by the very same institution, her career in international law enforcement ended in April 2001.

Besieged by an Agenda: The Sarajevo Haggadah

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The trust and hope that I and others deposited with western democracies remains an illusion. Disillusioned with the Dayton Accords and current political delineations, BiH's citizens will have to recapture their own future through a revitalized, open political process.

Hillary, Foreign Policy, and the all-American Superbowl

John Brown | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
John Brown

One false way to convince "people" the world over (including in our very own USA) that you're "doing something" when you actually have nothing to do/decide upon, is to be "on the move," with the complacent media, eager for any story, "reporting" on your "new initiative."

I'll Stand By You: One Woman's Mission to Heal the Children of the World

Scott Blakeman | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Scott Blakeman

Elissa Montanti's new book is a stirring reminder of the difference one very determined woman can make, against great odds and bureaucratic red tape, in the lives of children devastated by war and destruction.

Silence on Rape Is the Biggest Obstacle to Prevention

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Marianne Mollmann

If part of the reason rape happens is because we allow it to, that means that to issue a guarantee that rape will stop, we have to change. And that kind of fundamental change is incredibly hard.

Banned Candidate Proud Of Porn Campaign

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

ZENICA, Bosnia (Reuters) - A Bosnian man who was banned from running in next month's local elections for using pornographic images on the Internet as ...

Fit To Be Tried For Genocide

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM, July 13 (Reuters) - The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic will resume on Monday after doctors determined that ...

Soldiers Get 142 Years For Srebrenica Massacre

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

SARAJEVO, June 15 (Reuters) - Four former Bosnian Serb soldiers were jailed for a total of 142 years on Friday for their roles in the mass execution...

LOOK: Bosnia In The 90s

Posted 05.17.2012 | World

On Thursday, a judge at The Hague indefinitely delayed the proceedings in the trial of former Bosnian-Serb general Ratko Mladic, due to 'errors' made ...