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The Communal Police: Death Squad Of A Dying Political Regime

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Sasa Milosevic

When the Council of Europe, in 2009 decided to support forming the Communal Police in Serbia, citizens through the country were presented with a promotional campaign. It was seen as a step towards the implementation of EU standards in the Serbian legislature, on its ultimate voyage towards EU membership.

Fake Briton

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

A secession from the Brussels empire is not the end of the whole world, nor will everything collapse because the British are at their wits' end. But I don't think the British can ever recapture the national myth of authenticity that they now perform as a rhetoric.

Institutionalized and Isolated: How Serbia is Failing Children with Disabilities

Kim Samuel | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Kim Samuel

As a passionate advocate for improving the lives of people with disabilities, I'm always eager to learn how different countries approach the obligatio...

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.

Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.22.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism and manifestations of walls, physical and psychological.

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.

Stuck in the Ukrainian Conundrum: U.S. and Europe Need to Drop Sanctions and Negotiate a Way Out

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.15.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Many Ukrainians expect America and Europe to save them. Suggest that they are living a fantasy gets you tarred as a blatant fool and Russian stooge. Yet Ukraine shouldn't waste time posing as a fairy tale maiden in distress waiting for rescue by the Western knight in shining armor. Kiev risks ending up as a failed state.

Serbian Ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj's Acquittal: A Travesty of Justice

Samuel Ramani | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On March 31, 2016, the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) controversially acquitted Serbian nationalist Vojislav Seselj of war crimes.

An historic Week: Bringing War Criminals to Justice

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 03.27.2016 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

The fact that these cases were heard in the same week may be merely coincidental, but it nevertheless sends out a strong signal that commanders who commit or permit atrocities will ultimately be held responsible.

When A Great Artist Becomes His Country's Conscience

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

It was July 1992 when I returned to my assignment in Croatia after a brief vacation in Egypt, only this time Croatia wasn't the main destination, rather it was Bosnia.

Former Bosnian Serb Leader Karadzic Guilty Of Srebrenica Genocide

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.24.2016 | World

THE HAGUE, March 24 (Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was sentenced to 40 years in jail by U.N judges who found him found guilty...

A True Artist Will Outlive a Thousand World Leaders!

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

The Serbo-Croatian war was my first assignment as a war correspondent. I began coverage from the Serbian side; then weeks later moved to the Croatian side.

Stories of Refugees on the Long Road to Europe

Crystal Wells | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Hazam, 35, could no longer see a future for himself and his family in Deir al-Zour, a city that has been a flashpoint in the country's five-year-long civil war. A physical fitness teacher, Hazam could no longer work, while his wife was pregnant with their fourth child.

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.

Serbian Authorities Probe Hellfire Missiles Bound For Portland

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.14.2016 | World

BELGRADE, March 14 (Reuters) - Serbian authorities found two dummy U.S.-made training missiles en route from Lebanon to the United States on a civil f...

Portland-Bound Hellfire Missiles Found On Air Serbia Flight: Report

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.16.2016 | World

UPDATE: The Lebanese army said the two missiles found on the Air Serbia flight were dummy missiles they had used for training, and were sending back t...

Report: Portland-Bound Missiles Found On Air Serbia Flight

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.13.2016 | World

Serbian authorities are investigating reports that two war missiles were found in cargo headed to the U.S on a passenger flight from Lebanon to Serbia...

Making Constellations Out of Stars: the IRC in Serbia

Sarah Wayne Callies | Posted 03.10.2016 | Impact
Sarah Wayne Callies

In the last few days I have met a new phalanx of Heroes. Traveling through Serbia with the International Rescue Committee, we followed the refugee ro...

Two Afghan Refugees

Sarah Wayne Callies | Posted 03.02.2016 | Impact
Sarah Wayne Callies

During a visit to Serbia with the International Rescue Committee this month, I met with refugees who told me about the dangers they fled and their hop...

Serbia: 2 Hostages Killed In U.S. Airstrikes On ISIS In Libya

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.20.2016 | World

BELGRADE/TRIPOLI, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Two Serbian Embassy staff members abducted in Libya in November were among nearly 50 people killed on Friday in U...

The 2016 World Press Photo Winner Captures A Truly Haunting Moment

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.19.2016 | World

The 2016 World Press Photo contest announced its winners on Thursday, with a powerful black and white image taken at the Hungarian-Serbian border awar...

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 ...

The Role of Youth in the Implementation of the SDGs

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 02.16.2016 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

We are in the second month of reaching the 2030 sustainable development agenda; 178 to go.

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 ...