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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.

Slovenia and the Refugee Crisis (Video Coverage)

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Chaker Khazaal

This month, I embarked on a journey to seek out candles of hope amidst the darkness: Love Under Bullets, a project debuting in 2016 where I share love stories from conflict areas.

Austria Plans Border Fence With Slovenia To Control Migrant Flow

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.14.2015 | World

Austria will build a 3.7-km (2.5-mile) fence on either side of its busiest border crossing with Slovenia to help manage the flow of thousands of migr...

Miss the Locks of Love Bridge in Paris? Try This One

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 11.11.2015 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

What started as an innocent ritual became a global happening as bridges across the world became receptacles for the locks of couples in love. Eventually the Pont des Arts bridge couldn't handle the weight of all those locks and they were removed. So what are young lovers in Europe to do?

Austria To Build Fence Along Parts Of Border With Slovenia

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Austria, a strong critic of fences built to cope with Europe's migrant influx, on Wednesday announced it is joining other nations...

Slovenia's Migrant and Refugees Bottleneck: By the Numbers

Vocativ | Posted 10.19.2015 | World

A bottleneck ballooned in the Balkans on Sunday as migrants and refugees were barred from reaching Western Europe by a domino of restrictive government policies.

Migrants Diverted To New Routes After Hungary Shuts Border

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

Migrants streaming across the Balkans reached Slovenia on Saturday, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary's border with Croatia in the latest ...

What It's Like Inside a German Refugee Center

Riley Arthur | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Riley Arthur

Germany, one of the biggest supporters of the refugee crisis, is allowing some 800,000 people into the country this year. Unfortunately, its refugee centers are nearing capacity, and many are in need of repair. This is a look at Schwäbisch Gmünd in the Ostalbkreis district, beyond the fence into the homes of the refugees who live there.

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: