Tag: anniversary

The Week in Fear and Demagoguery

Nationalism and militarism: on the rise across the region again.  Paranoia reigns in the Balkans. Relations between Belgrade and Prishtina have completely broken down now. Kosovo’s parliament passed a resolution suspending all dialogue with Serbia until former Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, wanted by Serbia on war crimes charges, is…


If Bones Could Talk: Reassembling the Remains of Srebrenica

Twenty-one years after the mass killing of 8,300 men and boys in Srebrenica, the project to find and ID their remains continues. The warning Srebrenica offers to Europe is ever more poignant as the continent drifts apart amid rising nationalism.  “The youngest was thirteen.” The Podrinje Identification Project is the…


Death to Fascism, Freedom to Sarajevo

It is difficult to observe the world from these hills resting on the Adriatic while staying focused and not succumbing too easily to a fateful interpretation of historical dates or to the widespread feeling of the cyclical and unchanging nature of (futile) existence. Nevertheless, this April 6th can serve as…