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Kosovo's Upcoming Iceland Match Is More Than Just Football — It's A Diplomatic Score

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Loïc Trégourès, Université de Lille 2 – Université de Lille Australian football star Besart Berisha recently flew to Kosovo’s capital, Pristi...

Kosovo Looks To ISIS Wives In Order To Fight Extremism

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.09.2017 | Home

Most Kosovar men who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight with ISIS are accompanied by their wives. For our series “Women and Jihad,” we talk to coun...

Bringing Women On Equal Footing With Men In Kosovo Police

UN Women | Posted 03.06.2017 | Home
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN WomenPolice work in Kosovo has been primarily seen as a man’s job. In 2010, only 12.5 per cent of Kosovo Police officers were w...

Impact of “America First” on US-Kosovo Relations

David L. Phillips | Posted 02.20.2017 | Home
David L. Phillips

In President Trump’s “America First” world, Kosovo cannot only ask what the United States can do for Kosovo. It must also consider what Kosovo c...

The Virus Of Serbian Nationalism

David L. Phillips | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home
David L. Phillips

Ramush Haradinaj, the former Prime Minister of Kosovo, was arrested in Paris on January 4 under a 11-year old Interpol warrant requested by Serbia. The Government of Serbia demands France extradite Haradinaj to face war crimes charges.

How I Got There: Martti Ahtisaari

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Lan Anh Vu

Martti Ahtisaari is the former President of Finland and an internationally recognized mediator and peacebuilder. In 2008 he was awarded the Nobel Peac...

Albanians are Reliable Allies

David L. Phillips | Posted 12.12.2016 | Home
David L. Phillips

Brussels - Greater security cooperation with Albania and Kosovo would augment Europe's existing security architecture, and advance US strategic intere...

Calming The Waters: Why The Balkans Need To Adopt To Climate Change

Fron Nahzi | Posted 11.05.2016 | Home
Fron Nahzi

Two weeks ago, the Prime Ministers of Serbia and Albania met in Belgrade to talk about issues that threaten the stability of Southeastern Europe. The...

Hillary Clinton, Wannabe Global Dominatrix And Liberal Neocon, Plans More Stupid Wars

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

About the only reason to hope for a Clinton victory is her flawed opponent, Donald Trump. Yet despite his many failings, he remains superior to Clinton when it comes to foreign policy.

Going To War Should Be A Last, Not First, Resort For The U.S.

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.01.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

A couple of Rand Corporation scholars have discovered America's problem vis-à-vis Russia: Washington isn't willing to use its military as much. This has given Moscow an apparently unfair advantage in challenging America. Maybe Washington should reconsider its policy, they suggest.

Kosovo Celebrates Joe Biden’s Late Son By Naming A Highway After Him

The Huffington Post | Mercy Yang | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics

Kosovo celebrated the contributions of Vice President Joe Biden’s late son, Beau, by dedicating a 22-mile national highway to the former Delaware at...

Keeping The Lights On In Kosovo

Fron Nahzi | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 03.15.2017 | Home
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 03.01.2017 | Home
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 02.12.2017 | Home
Samuel Ramani

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