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A Final Nail in the USSR Coffin? Thank You From NATO, Vladimir Vladimirovich!

John Brown | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
John Brown

Even from the most cynical Cold-War, money-is-money, dog-eat-dog capitalism-is-capitalism perspective, a redrawn Ukraine would be far more in the West's, rather than strictly "Russian," "ethnic" interest.

Diary of a Political Idiot, 15 Years Later

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Jasmina Tesanovic

The city is silent and paralyzed, but still working; rubbish is taken away, we have water, we have electricity... But where are the people, in houses, in beds, in shelters... I hear several personal stories of nervous breakdowns among my friends, male and female.

Raining on the Ukrainian Parade

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria I hate to rain on anyone's parade, but let's get off this thing about poor, picked on Ukraine stand...

Another 'Georgia on My Mind'

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

A walk down Rustaveli Avenue, so named after a 12th Century Georgian poet, on a cold January morning allowed me to appreciate some of the country's history, which my guide recounted with relish.

My Life Without Me: Serbia

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

My Life Without Me from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....

One Terrorist and Two Girls

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

In the former Yugoslavia, there used to be a joke about how to tell the difference between a Serbian girl and a Croatian girl: If you tell a Croatian girl she is pretty, she smiles, but if you say the same to a Serbian girl, she scowls.

Bello Ciao

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

The New Year of 2014 will commemorate the First World War, I will rewrite war songs.

First Nighter: Robert Wilson's "Life and Death of Marina Abramovic," Martha Clarke's "Cheri"

David Finkle | Posted 02.13.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The one thing you can safely say about The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic at the Park Avenue Armory is that it is what it is. What it is is Ro...

Belgrade with a Local and a Bodyguard

This Is My City | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

There is a point in every world trip where things start getting a little bit strange. Belgrade was that point for This Is My City.

This Is My City -- A New Travel Show About Locals

This Is My City | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

When Tim and I traveled together we realized that the quickest and most exciting way into the heart and soul of a place was through the people who lived there. Tapping into the knowledge and of locals let us find the hidden gems that define a city's soul.

Punk Rock Star

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 08.03.2013 | Style
Jasmina Tesanovic

Kepler Aria:Punk Rock Star from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo. Kepler s Aria, lyrics by Bruce Sterling My heart's full of hopes, science in my telescope...

Israel Apology to Turkey -- Key to Regional Peace?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Obama figuratively dialed Turkish PM Erdogan's phone and pressed Israeli PM Netanyahu to apologize for the killings of Turkish activists on board a "peace flotilla" headed to Gaza. Perhaps the relationship has been permanently altered over the last few years, but it may be the fulcrum for resolution of Syria and a broader Israeli/Palestinian peace.

The Dangers of Patriotism in Serbia

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel
Deborah Schoeberlein

Hotel lobbies are strange places, and the canned music they play can be even stranger. But, sometimes, the juxtaposition of place, time and melody combines and hits a target deep inside the heart triggering explosive thoughts.

8 Reasons to Explore Eastern Europe

Global Yodel | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

It's affordable, steeped in history and, in parts, both bizarre and incredibly beautiful. Plus, in some countries, beer is cheaper than water. Yes, really, it is. But for some reason, Eastern Europe doesn't often feature on many travellers' bucket lists.

Belgrade, Share Conference

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Share.mov II from SHARE Conference on Vimeo. By Jasmina Tesanovic and Bruce Sterling Jasmina: Street Smart Cities I like them big, I like them dir...

Elderly Man Guilty Of Shooting Local Teacher Over Farm Equipment

Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 08.08.2012 | Crime

An 82-year-old Minnesotan father pleaded guilty to fatally shooting Timothy Larson, a local teacher, after the two argued over $50. Delbert Huber, ...

Bosnia: Shame on Us All

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

On the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war we should feel anger and shame because 'the international order' is still ignoring those warning signs when they occur. We should also acknowledge the human consequences of the West's failure in Bosnia.

Giuliani To Help Serbian Nationalists Despite Criticism

AP | Posted 04.20.2012 | New York

BELGRADE, Serbia -- Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, plans to become an adviser to Serbian nationalists who were once allied with the la...

View From Across the Atlantic

Wendi L. Adamek | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Wendi L. Adamek

As I'm leaving London I'm taking a last look around, reflecting on the last four months and the transition to 2012. There are things I don't want to d...

Thawing Ice Wrecks Hundreds Of Boats

AP | DUSAN STOJANOVIC | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Giant chunks of melting ice broke free on the Danube River on Monday, crashing hundreds of boats into each other, sweeping a...

Libya: It's All Over But the Doubting

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

Will Gaddafi's rule be replaced by democracy, by Islamic theocracy or by tribal rivalry? Can Libya remain a united country?

Balkan War Crimes Fugitive Extradited To Hague Tribunal

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 09.21.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The last suspect wanted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal was extradited and jailed Friday, paving the way for the final ...

Serbia Arrests Last Balkan War Crimes Fugitive

AP | JOVANA GEC | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

BELGRADE, Serbia — He was on the run for seven years, the last Serbian fugitive sought by the U.N.'s Balkan war crimes tribunal. Goran Hadzic, ...

Was J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello Inspired by Canada's Elizabeth Abbott?

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Abbott

Literature is rife with naming mysteries, from Dominick Dunne-like romans à clef to Shakespeare's "Who is Sylvia?" Esteemed poet Ken Babstock has introduced a new twist into the name game, and it's jarringly personal.

Serbia Denies Hiding Alleged War Criminal Mladic

AP | Posted 08.10.2011 | World

BELGRADE, Serbia -- Ratko Mladic was treated in a Serbian military hospital nearly a decade ago, but after that the army did not help him hide, the co...