Serbia’s nationalist government seeks re-election. If it succeeds, Europe may be poised for renewed war in the Balkans.
COVID-19 infection and death rates in former Eastern Bloc countries suggest the fall of communism was detrimental to the health and well-being of eastern Europeans.
Prosecuting a leader like Vladimir Putin accused of war crimes is difficult. But the trial of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in the early 2000s offers a potential playbook.
It’s common for people to live near others who speak a different – but similar – language. But generally, they handle their differences without violence.
Not all nations have joined in a united front against Russia’s invasion. The conflict and talk of a new Cold War could reignite the nonaligned movement.
Western leaders learned the hard way 25 years ago that conflict in the Balkans can become ethnic cleansing. Add Russia into the mix, and Montenegro’s new problems are US and European problems, too.
Demonstrations by Macedonian villagers in the 1980s, which helped spark the end of Communist rule in the former Yugoslavia, hold vital lessons for Americans peacefully protesting for police reform.
The court’s decision has wider implications for international criminal law.
Formed in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Laibach has offended all points of the political spectrum
The fallout from this 78-day military campaign continues to be felt.
Last of the big trials for UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, but what about high-ranking officials from the other side?
Former commander of the Bosnian Serb army Ratko Mladic has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Survivors of the atrocities have today welcomed the long-awaited news.
Bosnian Serb general found guilty of genocide.
Forensic science of the dead helps to convict the living responsible.
In many countries sports like football brings people together, but in Bosnia it re-emphasises the divides.
Everyone has forgotten there were almost as many asylum seekers in Europe in the early 1990s as today.
How long does it take to make peace? Decades after the end of the Bosnian war, just one in six residents felt that country had reached reconciliation.
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.
The countries ripped apart by the Yugoslav wars have seen this kind of nationalism before.
There are fears that the withdrawal of countries from the ICC would mark the end of international criminal justice in Africa. This need not be the case.