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Russian Oligarch's Balkan-Style Gambit in Ukraine

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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.

Climate Change This Week: Screaming in the Tub, Solar Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter - and more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 20 2014 How unusual has th...

Addressing War Crimes in Former Yugoslavia

John Feffer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

Yugoslavia fell apart in stages, and violence accompanied each of these stages. To assess these crimes and determine culpability, even as the wars continued to rage, the United Nations established the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 1993. It was the first war crimes tribunal since the end of World War II.

The Balkans Revisited: Sarajevo's Protests in Context of Regionalism

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Saleem H. Ali

As protests become violent this week in Sarajevo, many residents across the region might be pondering whether the division of the country was really worth it. The vestigial states have taken many different paths.

Fatal Privilege for Serbian War Criminal

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Sasa Milosevic

The citizens of Serbia face a very unsettling question. How many war criminals are enjoying various prisoner privileges and freely walking the streets? They reasonably ask: Will the truth be told before they go to God?

A Lesson for Dr. Kim and the World Bank as It Ponders the Kosovo Coal Project

Justin Guay | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

As Dr. Kim and the World Bank prepare for the Kosovo project there is one question that Kosovars should be asking: Is the World Bank willing to pay for the costs of the inevitable overrun, or like the Slovenians, will the citizens of Kosovo be stuck with the check?

Demise of the International Herald Tribune

Ladan Rafii | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Ladan Rafii

If there was ever a newspaper one could consider a friend all over the world, it was the International Herald Tribune. It conveyed a sense of warmth and familiarity that is often missing when one is living and working abroad.

Kosovo Coal Plant Fails President Obama's Climate Plan Test

Justin Guay | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

President Obama made a pledge in his Climate Action Plan to lead in the fight against climate disruption when he announced an end to financing for n...

Kate Sheppard

Treasury Issues New Guidance On Funding Coal Plants Abroad

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department issued new guidance on Tuesday that makes it even more clear that the Obama administration will no longer approv...

Dr. Kim Sweeps World Bank Policy Violations on Controversial Tata Mundra Coal Plant Under the Rug

Justin Guay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Justin Guay

Photo courtesy of Joe Athialy, Bank Information Center Just a few short months ago the World Bank got itself on the right side of history by placin...

Father Of Roma Girl Expelled From France Admits To Lying For Amnesty

AP | NEBI QENA | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

MITROVICA, Kosovo -- MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — The father of a Roma immigrant girl who has become a cause celebre in France said Friday he pretended ...