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Putin's 'Yugoslavian Scenario' Threatens Balkan Interfaith Relations

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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.

Serbia's Future- EU Accession or A Closer Alliance with Russia

Samuel Ramani | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Samuel Ramani

While Serbia has made great strides towards integration in the EU, it still has a long way to go before it can achieve economic compliance with EU standards and shed the reputation of intolerance and radical nationalism, personified by Seselj, that has tarnished the country since Milosevic's ascension to power.

"REpower Kosovo"

Nezir Sinani | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green
Nezir Sinani

As Kosovo positions itself to join the European Union in the near future, the country's energy profile bears great importance.

Alabanians Red-Carded Over Own Drone-Goal

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Sasa Milosevic

A debacle of a football match between Serbia and Albania has triggered a new wave of Balkan political tensions that deepens a traditional gap between the two nations whose historical collision has become an inseparable part of Balkan identity.

DokuFest: Prizren 2014

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact
Jasmina Tesanovic

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Will a Dirty Coal Plant in Kosovo Spoil the Clean Energy Record of Dr. Kim and World Bank?

Justin Guay | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

For the fourth year in a row, the World Bank's investments are coal-free. But the real test of the strength of this commitment will come when the bank decides whether or not to fund the Kosovo C coal-fired power plant in Kosovo.

Reporters Without Borders Demands Protection for Kosovar Investigative Journalist

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said, "Duriqi's plight is extremely worrying and the threats should be taken seriously."

Kosovo Is Not Serbia

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Crossing the border from Serbia to Kosovo is easy. Serbian citizens can get by with daily ID, as if they were EU citizen inside the EU Schengen fortre...

ISIS and the Kosovar Albanians

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

U.S. air strikes continue against the terrorists of the so-called "Islamic State" -- formerly the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" or ISIS -- in the borderlands of Iraqi Kurdistan. American military action has been impelled by the genocidal ISIS threat to Christians and various small Kurdish and other religious minorities.

Costly Coal: IMF Shows Why Coal Is Not Cheap

Nezir Sinani | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Energy use is critical for any development, but it can also result in excessive environmental and social negative effects, bearing huge costs to the economy.

Russian Oligarch's Balkan-Style Gambit in Ukraine

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

When Serbia found that Milosevic was an impediment to its campaign to regain world respect, it sent the architect of genocidal crimes to The Hague. Russia's elite may decide the same about Putin -- especially after the ghastly circumstances surrounding the destruction of MH17 -- and dump him as a liability... if they can.

Parliamentary Candidate Shot Dead In Kosovo

AP | NEBI QENA | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police say a parliamentary candidate from Prime Minister Hashim Thaci's ruling party was shot dead early Sunday as he...

Power Plant Shut Down After Deadly Explosion

AP | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green

* Explosion heard in capital * Yugoslav-era power plant Kosovo's second largest * Long slated for shutdown (Updates ...

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.

Memorial Day Reminder of the Foolishness of War: 150 Years Ago Was Another Blood-Drenched Summer in the Civil War

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Memorial Day offers an annual remembrance of courage and sacrifice as well as the all-too-frequent foolish and counterproductive effusion of American blood. Most of the conflicts in which so many Americans died were fool's errands, wars which the U.S. should never have fought.

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.

Vladimir Putin and Crimea

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

The golden rule is that national minorities can not exercise their right to self-determination externally, this right being granted only to nations. By minorities' rights we refer to "individual rights" and not "collective rights."

New Ads Reveal Coal Isn't Cheap in Kosovo

Justin Guay | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Justin Guay

Co-authored with Jeta Xharra, editor in chief of Kosovo's current affairs TV program 'Life in Kosovo' People across Kosovo are banding together to sa...

Blood Brothers: Milosevic and Putin

David L. Phillips | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
David L. Phillips

Understanding parallels between Milosevic and Putin can inform strategies for preventing the escalation of deadly violence in Ukraine, and deterring Russia's further cross-border aggression.

Ukraine Diplomatic Deal: Necessary Next Steps

Michael Shank | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

Beyond economic aid to Ukraine and other Eastern European nations, we have identified four overarching themes that should be reinforced and reaffirmed by Congress and the administration.

Diary of a Political Idiot, 15 Years Later

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.24.2014 | 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.

Let's Not Yield to Putin on the Truth

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

On the subject of the Ukrainian crisis and the possible kidnapping of Crimea by the Russian Federation, we have been hearing two very strange arguments that are in urgent need of rebuttal.

Dr. Kim's World Bank Legacy Hinges on Kosovo Climate Test

Justin Guay | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

When it comes to making decisions that test their willingness to build climate legacies, President Obama has the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and Dr. Kim has a massive coal plant in Kosovo.

Crimea Is Not Kosovo

David L. Phillips | Posted 05.10.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

There are fundamental legal and political differences between the internationally sanctioned process, which culminated in Kosovo's independence, and Russia's land-grab in Crimea. Kosovo's independence is based on international law; Russia's annexation of Crimea is not.

Hillary Clinton: Playing a Dog-Eared 'Hitler' Card

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

From the Vietnam War to the Iraq War, facile and wildly inaccurate comparisons between foreign adversaries and Adolf Hitler have served the interests of politicians hell-bent on propelling the United States into war. Often, those politicians succeeded. The carnage and the endless suffering have been vast.