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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...

Report From The Serbia-Croatia Border: The Refugee Crisis In Europe Is Getting Worse

Christoph Asche | Posted 09.18.2015 | World
Christoph Asche

Border security won't let anyone cross, not even Croatian citizens. "It's crazy, what's happening here," says a Croatian truck driver. "What does this have to do with Europe? I'm not even allowed to return to my own country."

Croatia Can No Longer Accept Refugees, But They're On Their Way There Anyway

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Asche | Posted 09.18.2015 | World

The small Hungarian village of Roszke, which is located on the border with Serbia, has for weeks been the main venue for the refugee crisis in Eur...

Croatia Worries Refugees May Run Into Minefields

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.16.2015 | World

ZAGREB, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Croatian demining experts have been sent to a border area where migrants began crossing on foot from Serbia on Wednesday,...

Refugees Stranded On Edge Of Europe After Hungary Slams Border Shut

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.15.2015 | World

The main gateway to Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants was slammed shut on Tuesday when Hungary sealed its southern border. Hu...

7 Ways You Can Help Syrian Refugees

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Continued warfare in Syria, and violence in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, has contributed to the surge of refugees from those countries, while deteriorating economic conditions in places like Sub-Saharan Africa has led people to Europe in search of a better life.

Acts of Loving Kindness & Profound Cruelty

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe two of the litmus tests by which we can judge any society are to investigate both the ways in which societies treat their children, and the ways in which they treat animals. In some countries around the world, we have clear evidence of the poaching of animals for their body parts, such as tusks and as trophies.

Seduction Diplomacy

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.03.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

As nationalism may seduce the masses, so may vanity have the same effect upon individual diplomats engaged in conflict resolution. While some may debate what strategic interests, conspiracies or prejudices are at play in motivating policy, too frequently it may be the egos of the personalities involved.

Hungary Plans Migrant Holding Camps Amid Clampdown At Border

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

BUDAPEST, Aug 28 (Reuters) -- Hungary plans to tighten laws on migration next week and set up holding camps near Serbia but would only send soldiers ...

CRS Cares for Migrants in Serbia

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Imagine, for a second, your favorite public park. Now imagine that park as a temporary home to thousands of people fleeing war, violence and poverty.

Kindness and Art Trump Commerce

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

We were at Fringe Central, which is the building where performers who are registered with the Fringe can hang out. There's wi-fi, a copy machine, café area, and helpful people who are in the same boat as you are (if you're putting a show on this year).

Celebrate the Midwest's Mutli-Ethnic Heritage with Folksongs of Another America

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.

Is MH17 Putin's Katyn Wood Massacre?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Blocking accountability and seeking to blame others for its crimes, even when premeditated is a KGB tactic, but only marginally successful. Putin should have learned the lesson that the truth is bound to come through.

Serbian Prime Minister Attacked At Srebrenica Commemoration

AP | Braden Goyette | Posted 07.11.2015 | World

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Anger boiled over Saturday at a massive commemoration of the slaughter of Bosnia Muslims at Srebrenica 20...

Serbia Bans Gatherings Marking Srebrenica Anniversary

AP | DUSAN STOJANOVIC | Posted 07.10.2015 | World

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Fearing unrest, Serbia's police on Friday banned gatherings honoring the victims of the Srebrenica massacre 20 years ago as ...

Srebrenica Must Be a Universal Lesson

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Sasa Milosevic

The septicemia of nationalism must be cured by embracing clear-headedness, and the process of reconciliation. If not, Serbian victims will be killed once again without knives and bullets, but with political and judicial silence instead.

Bosnia to US, From Refugees to Great Americans

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.03.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Early July still brings a bittersweet week for Bosnian-Americans. They are reminded by the Srebrenica genocide commemoration why so many had to flee Bosnia and Herzegovina and why they/we are so fortunate to have been welcomed in America.

The Political Lessons We Learn From Serbia

Gary Shapiro | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
Gary Shapiro

I met Vucic at the ITIC lunch and asked him how he has achieved so much in such a short period of time. He said Serbians knew that things had to change; namely, that doing things the same way would not help create jobs, cut the deficit or propel the economy.

Meet The Transgender Army General Who Won A Surprise Legal Victory In Serbia

AP | JOVANA GEC | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In macho Serbia, he came across as macho as they come: an army major in a military culture that glorifies masculine strength...

Keep the U.S. Military Home: Washington Is a Bigger Threat to Mideast Stability Than Iran

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Obama administration's decision to negotiate with Tehran triggered near hysteria among U.S. politicians and pundits who advocate perpetual war in the Middle East.

A "Great Fear" in Kosovo

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In this carnage, both the Damascus dictatorship of Bashar Al-Assad, which is supported by the Iranian regime, and the ultra-Wahhabi "Islamic State" that opposes the civil resistance to Bashar, are guilty.

American People Must Say No to Washington's Foolish Policy of Constant War

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

American foreign policy is controlled by fools. What else can one conclude from the bipartisan demand that the U.S. intervene everywhere all the time, irrespective of consequences? No matter how disastrous the outcome, the War Lobby insists that the idea was sound. Any problems obviously result, it is claimed, from execution, a matter of doing too little: too few troops engaged, too few foreigners killed, too few nations bombed, too few societies transformed, too few countries occupied, too few years involved, too few dollars spent. As new conflicts rage across the Middle East, the interventionist caucus' dismal record has become increasingly embarrassing.

Serbia Asks People To Please Stop Throwing Their Grenades In The Garbage

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

BELGRADE, March 17 (Reuters) - The Serbian government asked people on Tuesday not to dispose of hand grenades and other munitions in the garbage, ho...