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    1. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: Montenegro is proving its commitment to Euro-Atlantic values

      By Milo Đukanović, president of the Government of Montenegro Although Montenegro is one of the smallest of the Balkan...

    2. June 27, 2014

      The town that Emir Kusturica built

      Emir Kusturica’s Andricgrad One hundred years ago today, a 19-year-old Bosnian Serb, Gavrilo Princip, ambushed and...

    1. June 6, 2014

      Bosnia & Herzegovina’s World Cup debut

      In this café, the stocky middle-aged man with a crinkly smile and a Balkan accent is just another local. Safet Susic,...

    2. May 18, 2014

      Thousands flee worst floods in century in Bosnia and Serbia

      Tens of thousands of people fled their homes in the Balkans this weekend as Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia battled to cope with...

    3. February 7, 2014

      Street violence flares in Bosnian protests

      Riot police used rubber bullets and tear gas against protesters in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s capital, Sarajevo, on Friday, after...

    4. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2013

      Russia: the 37th most tech-savvy country in Europe...

      soon to be 36th? Why invest in Russian web companies? Look at the country’s web usage figures, and there are plenty of...

    5. July 12, 2013

      Snapshot: ‘Overnight Generation’ (2012), by Italo Morales

      The photograph above, taken two years ago, shows four men in their twenties sitting on a bench outside the housing estate...

    6. July 1, 2013

      Let Croatia lead the Balkans into the EU

      James Joyce wrote that “history is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake”. Twenty years ago, Croatians lived that...

    7. February 28, 2013

      Balkan ex-army chief cleared of war crimes

      An international court in The Hague has thrown out the war crimes convictions of Momcilo Perisic, the former Yugoslavian...

    8. beyondbrics

      February 16, 2013

      Weekender, February 16

      The week in emerging markets, featuring: our top 10, five things we have learned, and the week in one chart – this week,...

    9. FT Alphaville

      December 5, 2012

      And the most corrupt EU state is...

      Greece, apparently. Closely followed by Italy. Those are the conclusions by Transparency International in their latest...

    10. June 8, 2012

      War stories

      I suspect that Kate Adie is not fond of the word “schoolmarmish” – a word one newspaper used to describe her when she was...

    11. June 4, 2012

      Action needed to stop slaughter in Syria

      From Mr Kurt Bassuener. Sir, Gideon Rachman believes that despite the latest in a list of Syria’s government-conducted (or...

    12. May 29, 2012

      UK experts to aid war-zone rape victims

      Britain will create a team of investigators to help tackle rape and sexual violence in countries torn apart by war, William...

    13. March 31, 2012

      Captured – what is seen and what is under the surface in Bosnia

      From Ms Una Delic. Sir, I read Alec Russell’s article “Unforgiven, unforgotten, unresolved: Bosnia 20 years on” (Life &...

    14. March 31, 2012

      A reminder of the horrors in Bosnia

      From Lord Williams of Baglan. Sir, Alec Russell’s article was a haunting reminder of the horrors of 20 years ago and their...

    15. March 31, 2012

      A lesson for the interventions of our time

      From Mr Nader Mousavizadeh. Sir, Alec Russell’s remarkable essay on the legacy of the war in Bosnia captured with...

    16. March 23, 2012

      Slideshow: What happened in Visegrad, Bosnia?

      Bosnia slideshow...

    17. March 23, 2012

      Unforgiven, unforgotten, unresolved: Bosnia 20 years on

      Mayor Tomislav Popovic has a dark three-piece suit, a diffident demeanour and weighs every syllable as if his career depends...

    18. February 28, 2012

      Do we sit back and let Homs burn?

      Anyone with a political memory is thinking about Sarajevo these days as President Bashar al-Assad’s artillery shells blast...

    19. February 17, 2012

      Bear essentials

      Each new day at the Berlin Film Festival has begun with a mass striptease. The audience arrives for the morning screening,...

    20. February 5, 2012

      Big freeze brings snow to Europe

      Bitterly cold weather has brought widespread disruption to transport services across Europe, and left thousands without...

    21. February 2, 2012

      No winners in Afghanistan’s war

      Hillary Clinton once promised that 2011 would be the year of a “diplomatic surge” in Afghanistan. Robust civilian effort...

    22. November 4, 2011

      The hits and misses of history

      On June 28 1914, Gavrilo Princip was hanging around outside Moritz Schiller’s delicatessen in Sarajevo. In some versions of...

    23. October 28, 2011

      Gunman stages US embassy attack in Bosnia

      A gunman fired shots outside the US embassy in Sarajevo on Friday in an attack apparently motivated by Islamic extremism,...

    24. October 1, 2011

      Amira: Amulette

      Hard on the heels of the Bosnian singer’s first album, Zumra, comes this follow-up. Happily, she rejects Balkanisation,...

    25. September 7, 2011

      Truth and Reconciliation, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, London

      The title of debbie tucker green’s [sic] new play clearly refers to the process, most associated with post-apartheid South...

    26. August 12, 2011

      Losing Small Wars

      Frank Ledwidge has served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, and he is a very angry man. His book, Losing Small Wars,...

    27. August 8, 2011

      We must all share the blame for Srebrenica killings

      From Sir John Weston and Sir John Goulden. Sir, Our old Nato colleague Bob Hunter offers a distorted account of the “safe...

    28. July 27, 2011

      Serbia’s stance on Kosovo rules out EU candidate status

      From Dr Muhamet Hamiti. Sir, Your editorial, “Serbia’s EU dream” (July 25), urges European Union governments to award Serbia...

    29. July 24, 2011

      Serbia sets its sights on Europe

      Serbia’s authorities deserve warm praise for the arrest last week of Goran Hadzic, the fugitive war crimes suspect who was a...

    30. beyondbrics

      July 19, 2011

      Bosnia gets a McDonald's

      “Try your Big Mac”, a giant billboard advises patrons in Sarajevo, as the hours tick down to one of the biggest events since...

    31. July 9, 2011

      How to give it: Martin Bell

      Martin Bell, 72, is a former war reporter and independent MP. He reported from 80 countries and 11 wars, including Bosnia,...

    32. July 5, 2011

      Dutch state found responsible for Srebrenica actions

      A Dutch court has held the Netherlands responsible for the deaths of three Muslim men executed by Bosnian Serb troops in the...

    33. July 4, 2011

      Ratko Mladic forcibly removed from court

      Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb military commander, was forcibly removed from the courtroom at his trial in The Hague...

    34. July 2, 2011

      The tulips of Srebrenica

      It is July 1995 in Srebrenica, Bosnia. The Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic is shouting at the Dutch commander Thom...

    35. July 1, 2011

      Short cuts

      Sarajevo: Kate Adie, the BBC’s former chief news correspondent, is turning her hand to being a tour guide, working alongside...

    36. June 27, 2011

      Column: Cold reality of confrontation with the neighbours

      When Recep Tayyip Erdogan secured his third successive election victory on June 12, his triumphalism appeared to know no...

    37. June 3, 2011

      Mladic refuses to enter plea at tribunal

      Former Bosnian Serb Military Leader Ratko Mladic at the International Criminal Tribunal At his first appearance before an...

    38. May 29, 2011

      A page has turned in the Balkans

      It is just three years before the 100th anniversary of the assassination in Sarajevo that triggered the first world war....

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