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Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

Gogobot | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.

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.

Alabanians Red-Carded Over Own Drone-Goal

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 12.27.2014 | 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.

Caution: Slippery Loan Ahead!

Nezir Sinani | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered many losses and damage this spring when both countries were hit hard by the heaviest rain in 120 years of recorded weather measurements.

Women Who Loot

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Of course I was not a looter, the CNN camera makes all rebels into looters by definition. But my historical battle was that of yet another Balkan looting raid, against one's own parents and history. Not one Balkan war was ever won with clean hands.

Why This City Is Allowing Gay Pride For The First Time In 3 Years

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices

* Last Pride march attacked by nationalists and hooligans * Serbia under pressure from EU over gay rights * Church compa...

Gay Pride Event Slammed As 'Shameless' By Church Leader

AP | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The head of Serbia's influential Christian Orthodox church on Tuesday denounced a gay pride march planned for the weekend, a...

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...

Far Far Away

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

Hacking War Songs, new video for my SXSW 2015 panel http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/38176 Far Far Away from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....

These Photos Show A Fast Disappearing Way Of Serbian Life

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

A Bubble Generation: The Millennials, Generation X, and Historical Amnesia

Christine Henseler | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

It is time we recognize the impact that Generation Xers across the globe have had on the Millennials' outlook on life, work, politics, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, activism or culture. Let's not sell our Millennials short. Let's add nuance and perspective to the conversation. Let's burst that bubble, shall we?

The Comeback Kids: 5 Former Danger Zones That Are Ready for Travel

Gogobot | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

Travel warnings and restrictions are a traveler's worst nightmare, and a sobering reminder that the world is a complicated place, but you can take solace in knowing that a once-dangerous area can make a comeback.

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.

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.

Serbia, Culture & More

Martina Buchal | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Martina Buchal

Neighboring countries weren't always friendly to one another. But, you would never guess it sitting with this group of young people. Croatians, Serbians, Bosnians, and Albanians -- most of whom had witnessed war first-hand -- were laughing and exchanging ideas together.

Bulgaria Wins Balkan Prize

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

The least miserable Balkan country is Bulgaria. For all of its problems, including a recent bank run, the country's currency board system provides monetary and fiscal discipline, which produces positive results in a region plagued with problems.

Some Call Me Selfish

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Cecilie Aslaksen

Abundance, to me, is a way of living, not something you own or have. It's about who I am as a person, what values I have. And most of all it's about being thankful for the things and benefits I have, and the life I'm living.

Iraq, Syria, and Today's Other Killfests: The Great War as the Tragic Gift that Keeps on Giving

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

The morning of June 28, 1914 dawned bright for most Europeans. By sunset a geopolitical cataclysm loomed. World War I demonstrated the importance of saying no. Any of the great powers could have stopped the march toward war. America could have refused to join the parade after it started. The world would have been a better place had one or all done so. Today, Washington is filled with routine proposals for new interventions: bombing campaigns, foreign invasions, and military occupations. Most seem unlikely to trigger a new world war. But a century ago no one expected an assassination in a distant Balkan province to do so either. That is reason enough for Americans to make war truly a last resort.

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.

Rescuer Recounts Deadly Flooding In Balkans

HuffPost Live | Milos Balac | Posted 08.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Marko Majstorovic, a member of Serbia’s volunteer Mountain Rescue Service, was one of the first rescuers on site on May 14, after devastating floods...

You Should Be Eating and Drinking in Belgrade, Serbia Right Now (PHOTOS)

Stephanie Be | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Somewhere between survival and revolution, young Serbians blew a breath of life into Belgrade.

This Is Not a Transition

John Feffer | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

If the origins of the "transition" were hazy, the trajectory was even more so. Yugoslavia's "transition" was certainly very different from its neighbors, for it seemed to move directly backward from the 1990s into the blood politics of the 1940s.

The Importance of Helping Serbia

Matthew Trinetti | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Matthew Trinetti

You may be aware that Serbia and the other Balkan countries are experiencing devastating flooding right now. It's the worst flooding the area has experienced in over 120 years.

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...