Serbia


Permanent Peace In Serbia: Russia, Kosovo, Republika Srpska, And The Right To Self Determination

After being silent for several years, tensions in the Balkans have risen again. After the completion of a train line from Belgrade to the ethnic Serbian town of Mitrovica in Kosovo, Serbia sent a train emblazoned with the words “Kosovo Is Serbia”. In response, the Kosovar government sent soldiers to […]


Refugees In Serbia Face Freezing Temperatures, Abuse, and Deportations

In the abandoned warehouses and streets of Belgrade, refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and beyond struggle with the living conditions they sought to escape. The harsh winter that has swept Europe, coupled with the bitter reception of refugees by European governments, has ensured that suffering and a perpetual feeling of […]


Fearing Deportation: Refugees In Serbia Refuse Official Camps

In Serbia, 2,000 refugees are currently seeking shelter in an abandoned railway depot in the capital city Belgrade, as they are refusing to go into official camps due to fears of deportation. As reported by Médecins Sans Frontières, this shelter risks becoming a ‘New Calais’ as the refugees, abandoned by […]


Report: On The Road For A Canadian UN Security Council Seat

  It has been announced, recently, that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would attempt to seek a temporary United Nations Security Council seat in 2020 (Axworthy & Rock, 2016). This is a step for Canada to re-engage with institutions that place global affairs as a primary responsibility (Axworthy & Rock, […]


Ratko Mladić’s Prosecution To Bring Long Awaited Peace And Justice

  As the trial for notorious Bosnian Serb military commander, Ratko Mladić, comes to a close after a lengthy five-year trial, survivors, victim’s families, and the prosecution are calling for a life sentence. Anything less, lawyers are saying would be an ‘insult to his victims.’ Mladić is being accused of […]


Ethnic Tensions Rise In Bosnia Herzegovina Following A Nationalist Driven Referendum

The autonomous Serb Republic, housed within the borders of Bosnia Herzegovina led by President Milorad Dodik, defied a Constitutional Court decision to cancel a controversial referendum at the end of September, this year. The referendum concerned the celebration of January the 9th as the Day of the Serb Republic (RS), […]


Putin’s Security Ideals Embedded In The Balance Of Power Theory: Russian Perspective

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, gave insight into his regime’s practical approach to international security via the classical Balance of Power (BOP) theory. The dominant practice of determent before and during the Cold War is still  highly relevant, notably in nuclear capabilities. Speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) […]