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EU Fences of Disunity

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Tihomir Kukolja

Two months ago the Slovenian government decided to fence Slovenia off from Croatia using many miles of barbed wire. It was done, supposedly, to protect the sovereignty of the Slovenian territory from the mass inflows of refugees from Croatia.

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...

Why Is NATO Inducting Military Midgets Like Montenegro?

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Montenegro neither threatens nor is threatened by anyone. Adding it to NATO is like accumulating Facebook Friends. They do little more than allow preening Washington officials to wander the globe gloating how popular the U.S. is.

Refugee Kids Completely Own Serbian Cops In Playful Snowball Fight

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.07.2016 | Good News

There might be a lot of snow in this clip, but the interaction between these kids and police officers will warm your heart right up.  A v...

Life After the 25th: Local Nurseries See a Second Christmas Tree Market

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 01.04.2016 | DC
Yuliya Neyman

Christmas trees at Potomac Garden Center are still lined up in crisp, even rows. A sign advertises: "All Christmas Trees 50% Off." The lot is quiet at the moment, but this morning the nursery sold two Christmas trees, and expects to continue selling through New Year's day and beyond.

Ana Popovic: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Belgrade, Serbia is not known for being a city that churns out blues musicians. But this is in fact where a young Ana Popovic was introduced to the blues and the guitar. Jump to twenty years later and she is one of the most popular female blues guitar players in the world.

Refugees Suffer At A Serbian Rest Stop, But The Government Won't Let NGOs Help

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

ADASEVCI, Serbia -- On a brisk November night, over 1,000 refugees and migrants paced the cracked pavement of a poorly lit gas station or idled in th...

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.

To Serbia, With Love

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
Christina Oxenberg

In Serbia I frequently hear people say they would never live anywhere but here, "This is my home," they say. I envy them their certainty. Yet I can't...

7 Foodie Restaurants in Eastern Europe

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 12.03.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

The former communist bloc hasn't yet hit Michelin's radar but it has many star worthy restaurants and stellar chefs. The Iron Curtain has been pulled ...

This Week in World War I, November 28-December 5, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.29.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The Balkan Front was a 900-mile front that stretched from the Isonzo River valley in northeast Italy to the Romanian Black Sea coast. The front consisted of a series of largely separate campaigns.

Branko's Bottom

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 11.23.2015 | Comedy
Christina Oxenberg

I heard tell of a tale of a child, aged five, a girl, was standing beside a grown man when he made the reckless move of stooping. His flat ass, in gra...

The Long Journey of Syrian Refugees

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

It was in mid-June that we first started noticing the refugees in Serbia, the people filling up the parks, the bus and train stations, even shopping malls. You did not even have to talk to them to know that they were not tourists, that behind those faces were stories of desperation.

Courageous Refugees, Cowardly Politicians

Donna McKay | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Donna McKay

At a time when these courageous individuals need the world's protection the most, many politicians are using the Paris attacks for political gain, introducing hateful policies they don't even have the authority to implement.

Do U.S. & EU Now Need Bosnia as Partner Even More Than Vice Versa?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Rather than be source of creating false barriers between the U.S. and BiH, we must move beyond the Dayton Accords, regardless of how we judge it historically, to the next level of advancement of shared strategic interests and political values.

Vampire Literature

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Christina Oxenberg

I love Serbia and I love the lyrical language. Slowly I penetrate, lazily learning words, identifying enough so I can spy on conversations. I find the old city of Belgrade genteel as a dowager with its ancient streets and tiled, slouching village houses and balconies topped with potted red flowers.

This Week in World War I, October 25-31, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 10.25.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The Second Serbian Campaign: October-December 1915 Serbian Troops on the Stava River, Summer 1915 The first Serbian campaign commenced on July 29, ...

Watch 450 Rescue Dogs Frolic With Reckless Abandon On Serbian Farm

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.22.2015 | Good News

EmbedContent(56290a55e4b0aac0b8fbec44,,Embed,html,Some({})) All dogs may go to heaven, but these these pups have already found their paradise here on ...

Liberland: An Interview With Founder Vit Jedlicka

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Lan Anh Vu

Vit Jedlicka is the founder and President of the Free Republic of Liberland. On April 13, 2015, Liberland was founded by Jedlicka and two fellow libertarians and is located on seven square kilometers of unclaimed land along the Croatian and Serbian border.

7 Devastating Photos that Depict Harsh Realities of the Migrant and Refugee Trail

Vocativ | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

Images circulating on Instagram captured images of wet children chilled to the bone and their parents exasperated and desperate to move on with their journey.

Find Azam Before It's Too Late

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 10.20.2015 | World
Chaker Khazaal

Finding Azam urgently requires worldwide action and commitment from each one of us. We need to issue a worldwide AMBER alert, we need full cooperation of local authorities, interpol, and the members of the international community to stop this disaster and prevent it from happening again.

As Borders In West Balkans Tighten, Migrants And Refugees Left Stranded

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.19.2015 | World

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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...

U.S.-South Korea Alliance Treats Pentagon as Department of Foreign Welfare

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.03.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

U.S. foreign policy should reflect global realities. When they change, so should Washington's approach to the world. The radical transformation of Northeast Asia over the last six decades requires a similarly radical transformation of U.S. policy.

Serbia Compares Croatia To Nazis

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

ZAGREB/BELGRADE, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Former Yugoslav foes Serbia and Croatia traded embargoes and insults on Thursday in the latest fallout from Euro...