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A Conversation With Carl Bildt

A while back, I interviewed the most enigmatic diplomat in the world: Carl Bildt. Mr. Bildt has served as Sweden’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, and held a number of posts in the Balkans, including as the EU’s Special Envoy to the former Yugoslavia, Co-Chairman of the Dayton Peace Conference…

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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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Knitting in Sarajevo: Empowering Women to Re-engage in Everyday Life

Hanieh Khosroshahi looks at how the practice of knitting is changing the lives and livelihoods of women in Bosnia.  This past January, Samija Klipo, a housewife, was browsing the Internet as she sat in her Sarajevo home in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Unemployed and with two children, she came across a company…

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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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In Their Own Words: Balkan Youth on the Legacy of the ICTY

In late March, two long-awaited verdicts on war crimes charges were handed down in the Hague. First, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić was found guilty of one count of genocide in Srebrenica. A week later, Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Šešelj was acquitted. I decided to ask young people…

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The 2016 Australian Open and Bosnia’s Emergence from Tennis Obscurity

Is Bosnia-Herzegovina about to join its neighbors as a new tennis superpower? As the sun set in Melbourne on the third day of the Australian Open, two emerging but seemingly unremarkable tennis players waved goodbye to their adventure Down Under for another year. Bosnian pair Damir Džumhur and Mirza Bašić did well…

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