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Migrant Trail Ends Where It Begins

Ben Barber | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Ben Barber

If the migrants seek a life with respect and dignity, as they tell reporters, it cannot be founded on the backs of a human wave of misery.

Richard's Picks: Best Hotels in the World for Fall, 2015

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I spent the year on the road, pulling back the sheets of collocation at night, staying in places a roach wouldn't dare nap, but also discovering spaces that were transcendental in their hospitality, personality and sense of purpose.

A Balkan Roadtrip Along the Adriatic Sea

Rachel Stern | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Rachel Stern

For a pick-me-up, try the intense Bosnian coffee, an espresso-sized concoction with a robust flavor -- which to some will equate to being bitter and thick as mud.

12 Hour Destination Guide to Bled, Slovenia

College Tourist | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

While Slovenia is commonly overlooked in European vacations, it is one of the most beautiful countries. Not only is the food amazing and the people friendly, the country never feels tourist heavy. No matter the restaurant, bar or museum, it feels as if you are always surrounded by locals.

Slovenia: One of Europe's Hottest Nature Destinations

Findery | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel

Like many of the growing numbers of tourists visiting the Adriatic coastal region, I've been to Slovenia numerous times. What keeps attracting me back to explore more each time is the combination of pure nature, wine and gastronomical offerings, and the hospitality of the local people.

This May Be The Most Beautiful River On Earth

DL Cade | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
DL Cade

If the Soca river in Slovenia isn't the most beautiful river on this planet, it is most certainly in the running. Nicknamed "The Emerald Beauty," it...

Could the Yugoslav Wars Have Been Avoided?

John Feffer | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
John Feffer

When I met political scientist Mitja Zagar in Slovenia, he provided the most chilling prediction. "I believe that the only way of dismantling Yugoslavia without creating any kind of new links or forms of common living would be if there is a war in some parts."

Four Reasons to Visit Ljubljana, Slovenia While It's Still a Hidden Gem

Heather Keleher | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Heather Keleher

Are you looking for a slice of unspoiled, charming, old world Europe? A road less-travelled to a place rich in history, culture, food, scenery and natural wonders?

A Guide to Slovenia's Best Craft Breweries

Inga Batur | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Inga Batur

Despite its size of 20.273 square kilometers, Slovenia is home to roughly around 28 breweries, making it a perfect destination for any beer connoisseur. Here's a list of the true stars of Slovenia's beer renaissance.

A Health Care System That Works

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jasmine Jaksic

The beautiful thing about Slovenia, like so many other developed countries, is when you are a citizen and need medical care, you don't think about whether your insurance is good enough and what you can and cannot afford; you just get treated. It's extremely affordable even for non-citizens like me.

The Fragility of Federalism in Europe

John Feffer | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
John Feffer

Slovenian poet and cultural critic Aleš Debeljak and I had a wide-ranging conversation on the reasons for Yugoslavia's unraveling, the literary landscape after the wars of the 1990s, the challenge of constructing a pan-European history, the brittleness of social and political institutions.

Slovenia: Travels in Central Europe's Green Gem

Rachel Stern | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Rachel Stern

The tongue-twister stems from the Slovenian word for "beloved" -- an apt name for an often overlooked European country, and its walkable main city, subtly sandwiched in between Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia.

Here Is Why You Should Learn Slovene

Inga Batur | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Inga Batur

Slovenia is small yet incredibly diverse country located in the southern Central Europe. It has everything you need for a perfect holiday, from the Al...

Ukraine: Enough With Stale Insider Debates in the Media

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Going overboard with the geopolitical analysis, the media invites wonky policy insiders to discuss how "U.S. interests" should be deployed in the fight to protect Kiev.

Four Years On, U.S. Should Push Bahrain to Reform Security Forces

Brian Dooley | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

Despite playing a role in the anti-ISIS coalition -- by joining bombing raids in Syria and hosting an international conference on cutting funding to ISIS -- a failure to reform the security services foments the sort of sectarianism that helps fuel ISIS. Yet the U.S. continues to train the Bahraini military while not using its power to insist that civil and human rights be respected.

Paris Attacks and the Kalashnikovs From the Balkans -- The Ignored Enemy From Within

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Designing a long-term strategy and implementing effective policies to successfully deal with radical Islam on Western soil can no longer be delayed. In the immediate future, strong rule of law nations must deal with enemies within our midst which are facilitating:

Adriatic Adventure: Travels in Two Italian and Slovenian Coastal Cities

Rachel Stern | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel
Rachel Stern

Nearly 3.5 million people live along the iridescent shores of the Adriatic Sea, with tourist-flocked Split, Croatia and Venice among its best known cities.

This Christmas Give Love With a Gift From Slovenia

Inga Batur | Posted 02.22.2015 | Travel
Inga Batur

If you are one of those who still hasn't found the right present for all your loved ones, surprise them. This holiday season bestow them with a gift made in Slovenia.

Putin's 'Yugoslavian Scenario' Threatens Balkan Interfaith Relations

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 02.08.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

A Russian threat to Bosnia-Hercegovina could mean a rupture of delicate interreligious relations maintained in the country since Dayton. Bosnia is still divided between a "Republic of Serbs" and the "Federation of Bosnia-Hercegovina," with the latter comprising Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic Croats.

NATO: Rebellion in the Ranks?

John Feffer | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
John Feffer

Misreadings of what's taking place on the eastern stretches of Europe contribute to an almost 1946-like sense of foreboding and inevitability.

The United States Must Lead in Upholding Net Neutrality

Freedom House | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Freedom House

While innovation has flourished under the free-market system, this does not mean that regulation and innovation are mutually exclusive.

3 Great Trips Beyond Lake Bled

Inga Batur | Posted 10.06.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

While it is definitely worth a visit, especially if this is your first time in Slovenia, it really shouldn't be the only place you explore once you are in this region, known for its amazing hiking opportunities, pure and untamed white waters and picturesque villages along the way.

Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.

5 Must-do Things in Ljubljana With Kids

Inga Batur | Posted 09.28.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

The capital of Slovenia might be small in terms of size but it's quality over quantity that makes Ljubljana special. It has everything you need, it is easily accessible, intimate and it quickly makes you believe you know its every nook and cranny.

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...