An op-ed by Serbian human rights activist Milos Ciric published in today’s edition of Danas, prior to the UN-backed tribunal in The Hague convicting General Ratko Mladic of genocide.
As the saying goes, when someone comes out, the whole family transitions. The support and love, followed by opposition and hate, are all part of this struggle.
Kosovo's intellectual space is a wasteland occupied by a group of cacophonous commentators who have managed to generally reduce socio-economic discourse to a little more than cantankerous politicking and inconsequential blather.
A tribute to Dr. Robert Elsie, Albanian studies’ best known foreign scholar, who left behind an unparalleled body of work about the nation’s culture, literature, and linguistics.
The available narratives about violent extremism in Kosovo have less to do with Kosovo’s ‘radical Islamists’ and more with projected fears of a Europe that is polarized.
In post-war Kosovo, student organizations failed to find a renewed, genuine sense of purpose and activism that goes above and beyond daily narrow political interests.
The Rama-Haradinaj meeting was an exercise in empty gestures; an opportunity for Rama to spew propaganda points that sound like bygone announcements from the communist Radio Tirana.
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci’s initiative for a “unity team” to represent Kosovo in negotiations with Serbia may strip Kosovo’s statehood down to its last item of clothing.
As local elections are approaching, we should take a long view of the negligence of citizens’ needs and broken promises that have shadowed Kamenica’s governance in the past four years.
The issue of limited municipal powers to address major issues will not be mentioned during the local election campaigns, nor will the the problem of bloated assemblies and misused budgets.
The upcoming local elections in Kosovo are important for Serbs. But even if we want to vote for someone other than Srpska Lista, we will be deprived of that right in front of our very eyes.
The financial burden of Ramush Haradinaj’s government weighs on the sectors that are in dire need of investments, such as education and healthcare.
Ramush Haradinaj takes over the PM office today, and has still not yet presented a governing program. But as things stand, with just a few superficial changes he could recycle his 2004-2007 program.
To harness the court’s capacity for positive societal impact, it is key that society has realistic understanding and expectations about the court’s purpose and possibilities.
What Game of Thrones teaches us about the mistakes made by political parties in Kosovo.
Despite Kosovo’s measures taken to prevent traffic accidents, latest figures show that there has been an increase in deaths and serious injuries. Apart from blaming the drivers, institutions should change their approach and policies.
There are lousy drivers everywhere in the world, but what seems to separate Kosovo traffic from other places is an outright criminal disregard for road safety rules, turning a reasonably manageable driving gamble into a lethal exercise.