Twenty years ago, bloodshed in Kosovo was halted by NATO intervention. However, ethnic tensions between Albanians and Serbs continue to haunt that young country. Many Serbs in North Kosovo culturally identify with neighbouring Serbia, and some Balkan leaders have proposed partition as the solution. Aidan Simardone argues that a better solution can be found in transnational citizenship for Serbs.
As tensions grow in the Western Balkans and Russia appears to be expanding its influence in the region, Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview of the situation.
What is the relevancy in the date of a national holiday? Rejeanne Lacroix examines how the disagreements over the celebration of the Day of Republika Srpska are representative of deeper issues inherent in the governance of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the first of a three part series, Vedran Kuljanin addresses what the West doesn’t understand about the Balkans. Parts two and three discuss Alexander the Great’s lasting legacy on Macedonia and why Kosovo matters to both Serbians and Albanians.
Vedran Kuljanin discusses the rise of ISIS in the Balkan region of Europe and what to expect from NATO and the EU.