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.
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.
Kosovo’s leaders should focus on understanding the role ethnic identity plays within Kosovo’s borders, and bring down the walls that divide Kosovo’s ethnic groups.
It’s time for the Albanian diaspora to take on leadership roles by championing robust Albanian studies, instead of passively reacting to events in their homeland.
The Presevo valley and north Kosovo are not monoethnic spaces. Eventual territorial swaps would lead to an inevitable dislocation of populations.