Ivan Duque, a peace process sceptic.
EPA/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda
Post-conflict processes are often slowed down or even halted by fear. Can Colombia buck the trend?
The foreign secretary will host a summit in London this summer on helping Balkan states join the EU.
An American soldier on a training exercise with a soldier from the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
U.S. Army Europe
The revelation that a Bosnian company had broken the arms embargo on Iraq unified three armies which had been fighting each other a decade before.
Preparing for the birthday party in Pristina.
Europe's youngest state badly wants into the EU, but the hurdles in place are high.
A giant rally in Thessaloniki and another in Athens show the strength of feeling in Greek Macedonia – and all over a country's name.
Vetëvendosje founder Albin Kurti takes the stage.
After years of propping up corrupt parties in the name of 'order', Kosovo's international backers have a very different partner to deal with.
Displaced team Velež Mostar FC’s far less glamorous postwar home, in the village of Vrapčići.
In many countries sports like football brings people together, but in Bosnia it re-emphasises the divides.
The NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, reaches out to Donald Trump.
While Donald Trump's disdain for the alliance has apparently abated, the future is still disturbing.
If the western Balkan countries can't join the EU, their complicated ethnic politics might boil over once again.
People pass posters of Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic, in Novi Sad, Serbia March 18, 2017.
Serbians go to poll on April 2. Will the country's trend of illiberalism and authoritarianism continue its three-year run?
UNDP in Europe and Central Asia
An influx of people seeking shelter from conflict has sharpened attitudes against groups which have been in Europe for centuries.
Children wave Albanian and Kosovar flags for Kosovo independence day, February 2016.
Recent events in France have triggered more tensions in the Balkans. But analysis should focus on regional tendencies to lean towards Russia or the US than on catastrophic scenarios.
By engaging a broad base of people on a popular level, film has a much more immediate and visceral impact than formal lustration proceedings.
Before the Rain (1994)
Cinema can be instrumental in opening up dialogue on collective culpability for the past. Manchevski’s Before the Rain and Angelopoulos’ Ulysses’ Gaze are perfect examples of this.
‘Make America Great Again’ or the projected visions of President Trump for Americans.
The countries ripped apart by the Yugoslav wars have seen this kind of nationalism before.
The memorial in Srebrenica.
In the run up to the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, nationalists are fuelling divisions.
The bodies of some of the thousands of men and boys murdered in Srebrenica.
Russia is the latest to deny 1995 massacre was genocide. Why is it so hard to agree on this issue?
Here we go again? Ukrainian servicemen in training.
A fragile ceasefire deal is just about holding in Ukraine, but hopes for its long-term success are not high. It is clear that the war for eastern Ukraine is far from over. And most ominously of all, it…
Catastrophic floods in Bosnia could have the unexpected political benefit of bringing people together across ethnic lines.
The heaviest rainfalls ever recorded in the Balkans have led to catastrophic flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Swelled by weeks of rain, the devastating floodwaters swamped more than 60% of the country…
Serbia’s new government will look to advance the country’s cause for EU membership.
After capturing 48% of the vote and 158 of the 250 seats in parliament at elections in March, the centre-right Serbian Progressive Party – led by first deputy prime minister Aleksandar Vučić – can form…
Crimean referendum campaign posters in Sevastopol.
The Crimean crisis is sliding from bad to worse, not least for the inhabitants of what until a month ago was an idyllic peninsula waiting for the glory of springtime. As the ultra-right and neo-Nazi thuggery…