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Bosnian War

My Reflections on Srebrenica

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Yasmina Blackburn

If this type of evil happened once; it can happen again. It's like a bitter taste in your mouth even in times of peace. Knowing that human beings are capable of such evil is a stark reality to come to terms with.

Illustrious Lives: The Blind Resistance Fighter, Sartre's Fellow Traveler, and the Coup That Ushered in the Terror

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Jérôme Garcin has completed his heroic trilogy. Twenty years ago he gave us Pour Jean Prévost. In 2013, Bleus horizons resurrected poet Jean de La Ville de Mirmont, who was killed at age 28 during the first months of the First World War.

For The First Time, A Bosnian Court Grants Compensation To War Time Rape Victim

AP | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian court has granted compensation for the first time to a war crimes victim in criminal proceedings in a ...

'Secrets of State' A Conversation with Matthew Palmer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Matthew Palmer is a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service. Having been at ground zero for many pressing global issues from Kosovo to Africa, he has extensive knowledge of international crises.

A Century of Genocide and Indifference

Bennet Kelley | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

The problem appears to be that our repeated declarations of never again are directed at the genocide itself and not at the indifference and cowardice that enabled it. Until that changes, we will continue to live in the Age of Genocide.

Ukraine, the Theater, and Their Echoes

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

It has been a year, almost to the day, since the revolution in Ukraine overthrew the corrupt, tyrannical, and, in its last days, murderous regime of Viktor Yanukovych. To mark the anniversary of that event, President Petro Poroshenko invited me to the Kiev National Opera to perform my play, Hôtel Europe.

Does the UN See US "Institutionalized Discrimination" in the Wake of Ferguson?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Ferguson grand jury decision not to criminally prosecute a police officer in the shooting of an unarmed young black man has reached the Geneva HQ of the UN Office of Human Rights Chief Prince Zeid, but the consequences will be felt globally and probably with indefinite impact.

The Chance for a Multi-Ethnic Bosnia

Michael Haltzel | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Michael Haltzel

Forging universal attachment to a multi-ethnic Bosnian state will not be easy, but the stakes for the West are high. Any attempt at division of Bosnia and Herzegovina would restart civil war and radicalize the heretofore secular Muslim community, raising the specter of an Islamist country in the heart of Europe.

Quest for identity - orphans of the narrative

Ziyah Gafic | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Ziyah Gafic

These are simple objects: clocks, keys, combs, glasses. They are the things that victims of genocide in Bosnia carried with them on their final journe...

Kosovo Widens Its International Interfaith Scope

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The Kosovo government has committed notably to public reconciliation efforts bringing official Albanian Muslim clerical authorities together with representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Peace Is More Than the Absence of War

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

I lived a childhood of peace. I experienced war as a teenager. And as an adult, I see how the aftermath of violent conflict transforms communities. Unfortunately, the death and suffering of war does not end when the last bullet whizzes by.

Bosnian Sephardic Jews - Few But Influential

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Sephardic voices continue to be heard in Bosnia-Herzegovina, providing an important alternative to a clogged system, obstructed progress, and hopelessness.

Bosnians Providing an Alternative to Fear

Julie Biro | Posted 05.03.2014 | World
Julie Biro

Bosnian citizens are no longer scared. From Mostar to Sarajevo they have taken to the streets and public squares. They are stridently raising their voices as one, calling for another Bosnia.

The Promise of Sarajevo

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Odd, the importance of Sarajevo in my life. I find myself here once again, this time to receive, from the mayor, Ivo Komsic, the city council's gift of honorary citizenship.

A Big Voice in a Small Room

Rob Taub | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Rob Taub

Cloven Tongues is a drama about the effects of sex trafficking and war. When Lela, a woman with an unknown past, is arrested while crossing the Canadian border, she is taken in by Jenny, a social worker, and a priest, Ronald . Lela has a past, and as we soon find out, helping her is no simple task.

Photographer Harun Mehmedinovic Seeks the Sublime With Bloodhoney* Book Project

Michael Juliani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Juliani

After some success with his short film, In the Name of the Son, Harun kept crisscrossing the country, traveling ceaselessly as he'd done since landing in the United States, taking pictures of landscapes and skies.

The Significance of Sarajevo

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

What was the image that crossed the mind of that Muslim president who was doing his utmost to save his people from a bloodbath announced by the Serbs? "We are the Warsaw ghetto," he wrote, "Will the Warsaw ghetto once again be left to die?"

Clinton Praises Release Of War Documents

AP | Array | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The American public wasn't clamoring for military intervention in Bosnia nearly two decades ago, but ...

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 u...

'Justice Is Slow But Reachable': Commemoration Held Near UN in Honor of Srebrenica Genocide Victims

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Jared Feldschreiber

The Srebrenica genocide was a dark chapter in an already nasty Balkan conflict. One group committed ethnic cleansing against another, as a largely passive international community helplessly, and needlessly, watched it from the sidelines.

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.

Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 03.18.2013 | Books

The Book of My Lives by Aleksandar Hemon Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, $25.00 Published on March 19th What is it about? Novelist Aleksandar Hemon g...

Sundance Wrap-up: Magic, Magic, Circles and Everything I Missed

John Lopez | Posted 03.27.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

As Sundance heads into its mythic second weekend -- of which many have heard but few dare endure -- all trappings of mainstream movie civilization fall away: plot resolution, reliable narrators, temporal continuity.

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.

Notorious War Crimes Suspect Acquitted On Genocide Charge

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal acquitted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of one charge of genocide Thursd...