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Bosnian War

Kosovo Widens Its International Interfaith Scope

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The Kosovo government has committed notably to public reconciliation efforts bringing official Albanian Muslim clerical authorities together with representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Peace Is More Than the Absence of War

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

I lived a childhood of peace. I experienced war as a teenager. And as an adult, I see how the aftermath of violent conflict transforms communities. Unfortunately, the death and suffering of war does not end when the last bullet whizzes by.

Bosnian Sephardic Jews - Few But Influential

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Sephardic voices continue to be heard in Bosnia-Herzegovina, providing an important alternative to a clogged system, obstructed progress, and hopelessness.

Bosnians Providing an Alternative to Fear

Julie Biro | Posted 05.03.2014 | World
Julie Biro

Bosnian citizens are no longer scared. From Mostar to Sarajevo they have taken to the streets and public squares. They are stridently raising their voices as one, calling for another Bosnia.

The Promise of Sarajevo

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Odd, the importance of Sarajevo in my life. I find myself here once again, this time to receive, from the mayor, Ivo Komsic, the city council's gift of honorary citizenship.

A Big Voice in a Small Room

Rob Taub | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Rob Taub

Cloven Tongues is a drama about the effects of sex trafficking and war. When Lela, a woman with an unknown past, is arrested while crossing the Canadian border, she is taken in by Jenny, a social worker, and a priest, Ronald . Lela has a past, and as we soon find out, helping her is no simple task.

Photographer Harun Mehmedinovic Seeks the Sublime With Bloodhoney* Book Project

Michael Juliani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Juliani

After some success with his short film, In the Name of the Son, Harun kept crisscrossing the country, traveling ceaselessly as he'd done since landing in the United States, taking pictures of landscapes and skies.

The Significance of Sarajevo

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

What was the image that crossed the mind of that Muslim president who was doing his utmost to save his people from a bloodbath announced by the Serbs? "We are the Warsaw ghetto," he wrote, "Will the Warsaw ghetto once again be left to die?"

Clinton Praises Release Of War Documents

AP | Array | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The American public wasn't clamoring for military intervention in Bosnia nearly two decades ago, but ...

The WARM Foundation: Telling the Story of Modern War

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact
K.J. Wetherholt

Rémy Ourdan in Sarajevo (2012), Courtesy of Ourdan and the WARM Foundation "I think WARM is a great vehicle for tomorrow built on honoring and u...

'Justice Is Slow But Reachable': Commemoration Held Near UN in Honor of Srebrenica Genocide Victims

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Jared Feldschreiber

The Srebrenica genocide was a dark chapter in an already nasty Balkan conflict. One group committed ethnic cleansing against another, as a largely passive international community helplessly, and needlessly, watched it from the sidelines.

Whitewashing Genocide

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.20.2013 | World
Diana Jenkins

The United Nations, which is supposed to represent the best of our collective aspirations for justice and human rights, yesterday represented the worst.

Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 03.18.2013 | Books

The Book of My Lives by Aleksandar Hemon Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, $25.00 Published on March 19th What is it about? Novelist Aleksandar Hemon g...

Sundance Wrap-up: Magic, Magic, Circles and Everything I Missed

John Lopez | Posted 03.27.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

As Sundance heads into its mythic second weekend -- of which many have heard but few dare endure -- all trappings of mainstream movie civilization fall away: plot resolution, reliable narrators, temporal continuity.

Silence on Rape Is the Biggest Obstacle to Prevention

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Marianne Mollmann

If part of the reason rape happens is because we allow it to, that means that to issue a guarantee that rape will stop, we have to change. And that kind of fundamental change is incredibly hard.

Notorious War Crimes Suspect Acquitted On Genocide Charge

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal acquitted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of one charge of genocide Thursd...

Sarajevo, 1992-2012: What Future For A Broken Society?

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

A society that once stood for peace and mutual respect is, for now, free of ongoing collective violence, but has also been shorn of its legacy of intercommunal cooperation. What progress has been made for the ordinary people of Bosnia-Herzegovina?

Mladic Tries To Delay War Crimes Trial

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Ratko Mladic appealed Monday for a six-month delay in the start of his Yugoslav war crimes trial, saying delays by pros...

Bosnian War Veteran Rows Across Atlantic, Raises Money For Other Vets

Hamilton-Wenham Patch | Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact

Rowing a boat gently down a stream, merrily, merrily merrily, makes life seem but a dream. But what about rowing a boat hard across the sea? It’s a ...

Sarajevo Marks 20th Anniversary Of The Bosnian War

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnians walked silently and sobbed on Sarajevo's main street, leaving flowers and gifts on 11,541 red chairs arr...

For the Women of Bosnia, War Was Not the End

Andrée Simon | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Andrée Simon

Bosnia changed the perception of what it means to be a woman in war forever. For the first time, women became targets of war, as close to 50,000 women were raped during the conflict.

I Was Born in the Land of Blood and Honey

Diana Jenkins | Posted 03.29.2012 | Home
Diana Jenkins

For me the pain is still very real. I can't just watch this film, step out of the movie theater, and resume a normal life. That's not a luxury I have. War changes people and leaves a mark on the soul. Angelina's movie tries to capture that change.

Youyoung Lee

Angelina Jolie: 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey' Inspired Great Fear, Great Emotion

HuffingtonPost.com | Youyoung Lee | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment

Angelina Jolie wasn't always an expert on the Bosnian War. That's one reason she wanted to make a movie about it. "I was very confused as to what were...

Former Enemies Reach Into Their Pockets To Help

AP | By AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 01.31.2012 | World

By AIDA CERKEZ, Associated Press KOCINOVAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- They were bitter enemies on opposite sides of the front line during the horrors o...

Movie review: In the Land of Blood and Honey

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You would think that, after World War II, Europe had seen all of the genocide it could stomach for a century or so. But, no, here came the Serbs in th...