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Anti-Corruption Raids In Kosovo Re-Ignite Existing Tensions

On Tuesday 28th May anti-corruption raids were carried out by authorities in the north of the city of Mitrovica, Kosovo. Al Jazeera states that more than 20 people were arrested, including both citizens and police. However, the raids have provoked deep-seated ethnic tensions between Serbians and Albanians, especially in Kosovo’s […]


In Splintered Bosnia-Herzegovina, Its Recent Elections Reveal Deep Divisions in the Balkans

Recent elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina have revealed a nation and a region that remain deeply divided.  The election results for Bosnia’s presidency express the bitter ethnic tensions between the three dominant ethnic groups—Bosnian Croats, Bosniaks, and Bosnian Serbs.  In elections for the three-person presidency, in which each of these ethnic groups […]


Kosovo Serb Politician Oliver Ivanović Slain

Moderate Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanović was slain in Mitrovica, Kosovo, on January 16th. Ivanović, the leader of the SDP, died in the hospital after being shot several times in the chest outside his party offices. The New York Times described him as “a rare voice for coexistence of ethnic […]


Refugees Face Violence By Border Forces In The Balkans

According to a watchdog, refugees and migrants seeking to move from Serbia and into neighbouring European Union countries have been subjected to illegal deportations as well as systemic police brutality. A recent report by Rigardu, a German NGO and monitoring group, has detailed 857 instances of violence committed against people […]


No UN Compensation For Kosovan Victims Of Lead Poisoning

In 1999, the UN resettled 8,000 refugees fleeing the terror of the Kosovo war with the creation of two refugee camps in an area previously occupied by the Trepca mine. A further three camps were created nearby and all but one of the supposedly temporary camps were adjacent to the […]


Serbian-Australian Dragan Vasiljković Sentenced To 15 years Imprisonment In Croatia For War Crimes

Ex-Serbian commander Dragan ‘Captain Dragan’ Vasiljkovic has been sentenced by a Croatian court to 15 years imprisonment for war crimes, including torturing soldiers and murdering civilians during the 1991-95 Croatian War of Independence. The three-judge panel of the municipal court in Split, Croatia, found Vasiljković guilty of two of the […]


Controversial KLA Militia Leader Elected PM Of Kosovo

The stability of the western Balkans, which since the Yugoslav wars has seen internecine ethnic separatist conflicts erupt in what used to be a harmonious multi-national and multi-confessional state, shows no signs of improving, particularly between the nominally neutral Serbia, the self-proclaimed state of Kosovo, and Albania. In addition, the […]


Strained Relations Between Two Balkan Neighbours

The relations between Serbia and Macedonia, which has been tense for years, was further damaged this past April 2017 when Serbian intelligence officer, Goran Zivaljevic, was in the Macedonian Parliament. Protesters attacked and injured members of the Parliament, including Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Shortly after the European Union and Balkans […]


Kosovo And Serbian Conflict

The OSCE, otherwise known as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, will be managing and organizing the collection of votes from the Serbian minority within Kosovo. Kosovo has been a difficult situation in the world of international relations for quite a while now. According to Deutsche Welle, a […]


Minsk II: Hasty Agreement Yields Weak “Peace”

The territory of Ukraine has been occupied many times by the Russian Federation, in its various forms and the currently frozen conflict in the Donbass is another example of Russia’s occupation of Ukraine. The Donbass is in Eastern Ukraine close to Ukraine’s border with Russia. The Donbass is comprised of […]