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In Sarajevo, the Ruling Party’s “Victory Over Anti-Fascism”

A young city official has proposed renaming Tito Street in Sarajevo. Harm Rudolf Kern on the party politics and ideology behind the controversial idea.   In the name of Allah and a new generation of Bosniaks, Sarajevo Old Town councilor Tarik Dautović, announced last week that he would make every effort to…

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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 Zetra Project: Remembering the Concert That Tried to Save Yugoslavia

Remembering the Sarajevo rock show that tried to save Yugoslavia, 25 years later. The forgotten peace movement in Yugoslavia arguably peaked at a rock concert in Sarajevo’s Zetra Olympic Sports Hall on July 28th, 1991. Due to a bad weather forecast, the concert was relocated to Zetra at the last minute. A Sarajevo taxi…

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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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Op-ed: The Gentlemen in the Boxing Ring

A very smart person once told me that politics should be a gentleman’s sport, played in gloves. Yes, everyone throws punches here and there in the form of political deals and bargains, but the gloves never come off. No punches below the belt. No backstabbing. I’d try to convince you…

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Sarajevo, 1996

Author and journalist Boris Mrkela recounts his first post-war visit to Sarajevo and his eventual decision to move to the city from his native Banja Luka while his “feet still stank” of his soldier’s boots. The homeland can also be defended with silence, especially if you fought for her unwillingly.…

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