Tag: bosnia-herzegovina

The Structure

This week saw some major shifts on the political scene in Bosnia, as independent and non-major party candidates won key positions in local mayoral elections throughout the Federation. The country’s Bosniak community now faces unfamiliar challenges and political fragmentation on both the left and the right. Nedim Jahić walks us through it. More than 1,720,000 citizens…

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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…

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Croatia vs. Turkey: Remembering the Mostar Football Violence of 2008

As Croatia and Turkey face off at the European championship, Albinko Hasic takes a look back at the football violence that erupted in Mostar after the last time the two teams met in 2008.  As the last seconds elapsed, Croatia’s Euro 2008 dreams were over. Falling like Icarus, only seconds…

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Historic and Cultural Preservation in Bosnia: Abandoned and Forgotten

Bosnia-Herzegovina is currently experiencing one of the largest tourism growth rates of any country in the world. But is it squandering this opportunity by failing to protect its historic and cultural heritage? In 1984 the world came together in Sarajevo to celebrate the winter Olympics. Over 1,200 athletes from 49 nations, journalists, and…

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