Tag: genocide

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…

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Notes on a Really Lousy Memorial Service

So by now you all know the story of young Aleksandar Vučić’s first visit to Potočari. He made a few silent gestures, got kissed by a couple of mothers, and pinned a symbolic flower on his jacket. Then some people yelled at him and threw some stuff and he ran…

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The Srebrenica Commemoration: As it Happened

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. Thousands of people gathered in the town to attend a memorial ceremony. Here’s how it all unfolded, along with some of our own commentary and analysis. 15.45 CET – Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, the international community’s favorite standard-bearer of regional stability and…

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Serbia’s Pyrrhic Veto

In attempting to re-write the historical record on Srebrenica, argues Jasmin Mujanović, the Serb nationalist establishment has only succeeded in once again shooting itself in the foot. In the days and weeks leading up to the UN Security Council’s vote on the United Kingdom’s Srebrenica resolution, Serb leaders in Serbia…

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Neither Serious Nor Sorry, Aleksandar Vučić Goes to Potočari

So Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vučić won the “emptier gesture than Boris Tadić“ category, and will be making his way to the commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. What will happen there? A few pious words, penned by somebody else, may scamper their way across his livery…

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