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Putting Ideology Aside: An Unholy Alliance to Keep Croatia’s Government Alive

Croatia is (un)fortunately a small enough country not to be on the radar of the world’s major media most of the time, but what has been unfolding on the political scene in recent weeks and months has provided the public with some truly engaging political theater, resembling something between an overwrought…

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Comfortable Narratives, Difficult History: The Troubled Legacy of Croatian Symbols and Nationalist Narratives

Nationalist narratives from WWII, resurrected during the 1990s War of Independence, continue to plague Croatian political life, with many potential consequences for the region. On Tuesday, Croatia marked the 20th anniversary of Operation Storm (Operacija Oluja) by holding a military parade in Zagreb, memorializing the ‘liberation’ of the country and…

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