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Keeping The Lights On In Kosovo

Fron Nahzi | Posted 07.25.2016 | World
Fron Nahzi

Kosovo's energy transition is at a standstill. Between trying to live up to the standards of industrial countries and meeting the needs of its citizens, the tiny country of 1.8 million is grappling with the growing global pressure to adopt alternative energy strategies.

A Faint Ray Of Light Through The Darkness

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In the aftermath of the hideous massacre in Orlando on June 12, relations between Muslims and Westerners seem to have reached their lowest point in de...

A Galvanizing Moment for Women's Rights

Jennifer L. Windsor | Posted 06.19.2016 | Impact
Jennifer L. Windsor

For a women's rights activist, this week's United State of Women Summit hosted by the White House was a reminder that ending violence against women re...

On Interfaith Dialogue and Combatting Religious Extremism in Kosovo

Ron Kronish | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Ron Kronish

I had the privilege of attending a wonderful interfaith conference in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo last week, with over 300 people from more than 50 countries around the world.

Hillary Clinton Criticizes Donald Trump, Reveals Herself to Be Queen of War

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Clinton's biggest problem in this case is her foreign policy record. Most Americans don't want to intervene more overseas, but Clinton is not most Americans. She is the Democratic neoconservative, a veritable war queen, who backed every major conflict fought by the U.S. over the last quarter century.

Kosovo: The Collateral Damage of Saudi's Funding Extremist Ideology

Hiam Nawas | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Hiam Nawas

Informed observers believe that Kosovo is part of the collateral damage from the political controversy regarding Saudi government's alleged links to Islamic terrorism and 9/11. Certainly, one could argue that the NYTimes article is more about Saudi Arabia than Kosovo.

U.S. and NATO Should End New Cold War With Russia

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.22.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

It's good that NATO and Russia met. Dialogue should continue, with the EU and U.S. prepared to negotiate a deal normalizing relations.However, the allies won't know without trying. And everyone would benefit from ending the current impasse. Especially the Ukrainian people.

Kosovo as a Guide for Muslim-Jewish Collaboration

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

A majority-Muslim country invites ten Jewish Millennials from New York to attend an interfaith conference. At a time of cynicism and division, it sounds implausible, but it happened to us.

The Shrinking European Chess Championship

Dylan Loeb McClain | Posted 05.16.2016 | Sports
Dylan Loeb McClain

Players at the European Individual Chess Championship in Gjakov, Kosovo, during Round 2. Photo from the official Web site. The European Individual Ch...

Women Making Decisions: The Norm, Not the Exception

Atifete Jahjaga | Posted 04.29.2016 | Women
Atifete Jahjaga

Women have yet to earn their equal share in the society and the right to decide for their lives. Yet I am more than ever confident that we will succeed in making women empowerment a reality everywhere, in every country, in every city and in every village.

@TalkToMe: Stephen Schwartz Interviewed On Islam By His Son Matthew Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 04.08.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz of the Center for Islamic Pluralism interviewed on why he became Muslim by his son Matthew Schwartz.

Countering Islamic Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kosovo

David L. Phillips | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

This article considers the rise of Islamic radicalization and violent extremism in Kosovo. It proposes strategies for de-radicalization by Kosovo state structures, civil society, religious figures, as well as the international community.

Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa at the Oxford Union: Takeaways from his Speech on Socioeconomic and Political Issues in Kosovo

Samuel Ramani | Posted 03.01.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On February 22, 2016, Isa Mustafa, the Prime Minister of Kosovo made a speech at the Oxford Union, addressing a range of political, geopolitical and s...

Why Serbia is Strengthening its Alliance with Russia

Samuel Ramani | Posted 02.16.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On January 11, 2016, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitri Rogozin announced Moscow's intention to arm Serbia with sophisticated weaponry, including ...

Kosovo Protesters Set Fire To Government HQ

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.09.2016 | World

PRISTINA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Kosovo fought running battles with police and briefly set fire to government headquarters on Saturday in ...

Turkey's Islamist Agenda in Kosovo

David L. Phillips | Posted 01.01.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

Turkey's foreign policy in the Balkans promotes a neo-Ottoman agenda, aimed at expanding its influence in former territories of the Ottoman Empire. Turkey exports Islamism under the guise of cultural cooperation. It also seeks economic advantage, using business as leverage to consolidate its national interests.

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.

Foreign Liberals Shouldn't Be Liberal With American Lives and Money

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Liberals from other nations will continue to lobby Washington to advance their home countries' interests. No surprise there. But they shouldn't complain if American liberals choose priceless domestic peace and prosperity over costly international charity and conflict.

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.

For Veterans Day Next Year: Let's Stay Out of Unnecessary Foreign Wars

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. was born in war. Sometimes military action is necessary. But not often. Indeed, virtually never these days. Almost all of the conflicts so often initiated or joined by Washington implicate no important, let alone vital, interests. Most are far more likely to undermine than advance liberty and peace.

Writing the Story of Education: Scholarships for Young Women in Eastern Europe

To The Market | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
To The Market

Coupled with a history of political unrest and rural poverty, Kosovo is one of the poorest countries in Eastern Europe. Currently, Kosovo is struggling with the second highest unemployment rate in the world for students aged fifteen to twenty-four. A staggering sixty percent of women in Kosovo are unemployed making it the highest unemployment rate for women in all of Europe.

What It's Like Inside a German Refugee Center

Riley Arthur | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Riley Arthur

Germany, one of the biggest supporters of the refugee crisis, is allowing some 800,000 people into the country this year. Unfortunately, its refugee centers are nearing capacity, and many are in need of repair. This is a look at Schwäbisch Gmünd in the Ostalbkreis district, beyond the fence into the homes of the refugees who live there.

Kosovo Party Leader Smoke Bombs Parliament To Protest New Deal

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

Here's one way to get your colleagues' attention when things don't go your way. In Kosovo's live-streamed parliamentary session on Thursday, Albin Kur...

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.

Kosovo's Battle for Clean Air and Energy

Lauren Burke | Posted 09.01.2015 | Green
Lauren Burke

At this stage, it is fair to question what it will take for Kosovo and the World Bank to reach an inflection point and consider more economical alternatives to coal.