NATO’s intervention in Kosovo was an act of symbolic importance for the West’s ‘narrative of success.’ 20 years later, Kosovo is still waiting for the transformative power of the West to catch on.
A black hole of a week in Kosovo politics saw the major parties line up to embarrass themselves as migration figures show the depths of a wider crisis.
Bangladesh’s model of quotas – which sets aside 30 per cent of civil service posts to party members – would be better than Kosovo’s system of completely rampant party-based employment.
Women of the feminist movement are their own biggest critics, and the men who have joined the ranks as protestors and activists need to brace themselves for the same scrutiny.
It is almost meaningless to celebrate the victory of ‘justice’ in the Radovan Karadzic appeal verdict while the politics of denying war crimes flourishes all over the Balkans.
A stark comparison between the social, political and economic development of Ukraine and Kosovo brings to light the EU’s asymmetric policies on visa liberalization.
The feminist movement in Kosovo has experienced a revival, but it remains to be seen if it is ready to join global efforts to reinvent its politics entirely.
Kosovo needs to stop running an ‘ad hoc’ fiscal policy based on customs taxes – and adopt a long-term strategy oriented towards sustainable economic and social goals.
Enver Robelli identifies five hoops that the Kosovo government has to jump through before a credible and trustworthy final agreement for the Kosovo people can be reached with Serbia.
The notion that Kosovo will secure a UN seat in the event an agreement is reached with Serbia is a falsehood, with few explanations offered on how to overcome potential vetoes from Russia and China.
The Kosova e Re plant will be built in violation of Kosovo’s Environmental Impact Assessment law, on top of other violations that have been raised before and never addressed.
On the 11th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence, how do our children now view their own national and ethnic identities?
The creation of a stock exchange in Kosovo would revive a moribund economy, increasing its liquidity and encouraging more people to invest.
Hana Marku responds to the allegations of rape and abuse of power involving public institutions that have gripped Kosovo over the last week, addressing deep-rooted notions of women and girls’ agency and the ‘gift of silence’ given to perpetrators.
While museum culture thrives in the West, representation of Kosovo’s rich cultural history is not on the agenda, and it is saddening to see how its museum culture is in decline.
In the wake of a fresh battle between coalition partners this week, each seeks to undermine the other, and new elections are being called for - but this is nothing new in Kosovo’s political culture.
2018 for Kosovo Serbs was marked by fear, intimidation, and uncertainty, and 2019 does not look like it is going to be any different.