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Can Bosnia's Army Save the World?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.17.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Soldiers, officers and police that fought against each other two decades earlier are now working together in UN and NATO operations to keep or deliver peace.

As Colombia Seeks to Address Serious Crimes, Are There Lessons From International Experiences?

David Tolbert | Posted 12.05.2014 | World
David Tolbert

Colombia is in the midst of historic peace talks. Many difficult challenges have been addressed, but a number of thorny issues are still on the table. A key point left to be settled is that of criminal accountability for the most serious crimes committed during the country's 50-year internal armed conflict.

Construction According to Putin's Model, from Bosnia to Europe?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The scent of nationalism was present in the former-Yugoslavia before Vladimir Putin effectively assumed power in Moscow. Already during the early stages of the conflict in Bosnia & Herzegovina, "BiH"  solutions were being fashioned in the hope of, well appeasing is perhaps an appropriate term, those leaders in the region but also Moscow who saw feudal nationalism as the vehicle to replace authoritarian communism.

4 Travel Memoirs You've Probably Never Heard of

Dominique Kane | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Dominique Kane

Picking up an amazing travel memoir about someone else's experience in a foreign country is one of the most effective ways for would-be travelers to escape, on a more regular basis than their annual holiday.

Do You See or Taste Music?

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Susan Sacirbey

Some persons apparently see conversation in geometric patterns or concepts in numerical forms. Color reflecting music or ideas is perhaps the most frequently described form of synesthesia, a phenomena long recognized but only more recently rediscovered.

Confronting ISIS: Is Rule of Law and Democracy Part of Coalition?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Beating ISIS on the battleground could prove inconclusive, even counterproductive, if its dogma is not de-legitimized. This cannot be done by the gun but the law and a political system that offers an alternative to the rule of might.

Bosnia Muslim Community Urges Safety and Release of Hostages

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Let there be no doubt that those who commit such horrific acts in the name of the "Islamic State" or Islam will be judged by the Muslim community of BiH (traditionally also Sunni) as violating Islamic values as well as inconsistent with our experience.

Blurred Lines: Journalism or Activism?

Noor Tagouri | Posted 11.02.2014 | Media
Noor Tagouri

For days I was thinking about the invisible lines between journalism and activism. Journalism involves the telling of truth and stories. Activism involves fighting for a cause one believes to be right and true. What if the story someone is reporting on has a loud cause crying to be fought for?

Growing up a "Patriot"?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Let me thank my classmates, teachers, and Valley Forge for having educated me to be still that Patriot even as America and the globe around us changes.

It Hasn't Been a Good Day: William Dalrymple, Bosnia, Punjab, Zimbabwe and ... Robin Williams

T. Sher Singh | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

He was a year younger than me, I note immediately. That's so very young, I say to myself. It saddens me because I enjoyed his work, all the way from his television days in the early 1980s to his recent, sporadic appearances on the big screen.

Starting Over Again in Croatia

John Feffer | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
John Feffer

The wars in former Yugoslavia led to an enormous displacement of people. Even before the war broke in Bosnia, nearly 300,000 refugees from that multi-confessional region flooded into Croatia.

The Decadence of Persecuting Deviance

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Inquisitions to current day intolerant extremists, life and resources are wasted with perverted extravagance. Difference and deviance have become the most frequently employed rationale to persecute, punish and kill.

New Cold War on the UN Stage and Closing Curtain on 'We the People'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.

Making Justice a Reality Where It Counts

Paul Seils | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Seils

Citizens must see social institutions at work in their home countries, as it is there that courts can repudiate wrongdoing and reaffirm the most fundamental elements of the contract that binds a society together. It is there that having the dignity of a citizen can have its fullest meaning.

Helping Youth Be Bold

Global Kids | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Ranti Ogunleye, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids In 1996 I was a freshman in high school on the North Shore of ...

Srebrenica Forgiveness!!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.

Sarajevo 1914 and New York City 2001: Is It Happening Again?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Sarajevo 1914 does not appear so distant, at least in terms of rhetoric and inclination to dehumanize the other. But, then perhaps our awareness has been raised to the danger.

Follow Live: Bosnia And Herzegovina vs. Iran

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Follow Live: Bosnia And Herzegovina vs. Iran....

Breaking Up Iraq Could Support Putin's Effort to Annex Eastern Ukraine

David Paul | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Today, the Iraq civil war is increasingly becoming a conflict between those who believe that there is --or must be -- a nation called Iraq, and those who view Iraq as a transient historical phenomenon with no inherent identity or purpose.

Tradition and History Matter to Albanians

David L. Phillips | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

Today Kosova is free. It is, however, a flawed state with serious problems. Every UN Member State should recognize Kosova's independence, but only 106 have recognized it so far. Now is the time for Kosovars to vote and express their determination for reform.

World Cup Preview: Bosnia's Edin Dzeko Among Group F Players to Watch

Eight by Eight | Posted 08.03.2014 | Sports
Eight by Eight

This is the first-ever World Cup for the imposing striker and for his country. This tournament's only debutant, Bosnia will be hoping for six-foot-four Dzeko to lead their line with the same authority that has seen him score better than a goal every two games in his previous 60-plus appearances for his country.

Bosnia Floods Unearth Grim Wartime Mass Grave

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

DOBOJ, Bosnia, June 3 (Reuters) - Floods in Bosnia last month have unearthed a secret mass grave containing corpses with hands tied behind their bac...

Flood Backlash Puts Serbian Leader in a Flap

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Sasa Milosevic

Prime Minister Vucic is a potentially dangerous man. During these turbulent days, he has shown that he is willing to push the panic button and would rather seek counsel from conspiracy than science.

Visiting Sarajevo, Where World War I Began

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — If you find yourself on Ferhadija street behind the old synagogue at noon, close your eyes and listen to the bel...

Floods In Serbia Menace Towns, Power Plants

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

By Fedja Grulovic and Daria Sito-Sucic OBRENOVAC, Serbia/MAGLAJ, Bosnia, May 19 (Reuters) - C ommunities in Serbia and Bos...