Balkans

Review – Russia Abroad

Galina Bogatova • Apr 13 2020 • Features
A meaningful contribution to regionalism studies that reveals the overlooked patterns of the marginal “subordinate” states’ agency in relation to the great powers.

Review – Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans

Siddharth Tripathi • Sep 26 2018 • Features
Mujanović's book outlines the crisis of democracy and failure of Western efforts to democratise the Balkan region but offers pessimism as well as hope for the future.

Europe’s Barbwire Fences: Reflections on Reporting the Refugee Crisis in Greece

Marianna Karakoulaki • Jun 24 2018 • Articles
The failure of states to protect refugees amounts to their failure to discontinue the violence created by borders. This is where a no borders politics comes as an answer.

Balkan Schrodinger’s Cat: The Case of Macedonian Democracy

Julija Brsakoska Bazerkoska • May 12 2017 • Articles
Urgent reforms on systemic rule of law issues and the restoration of freedom of expression need to occur in order to determine the future of Macedonian democracy.

A Goal at a Time: Sports and Kosovo’s Statehood

Rakshit Chopra • Sep 27 2016 • Articles
Battling the everyday struggles of a lagging economy, it is the next goal or gold medal that Kosovo greatly relies on for the dissemination of its political voice.

Review – After Ethnic Conflict

Siddharth Tripathi • Aug 18 2016 • Features
An insightful account of persisting ethnic divisions in the power-sharing institutions and broader post-conflict political context of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia.

Islam, National Identity and Choices of Faith in the Post-Communist Balkans

Arolda Elbasani • Oct 6 2015 • Articles
In the prevailing nationalist discourse any discoveries of faith raise the suspicion of a religious obscurantism, extra-territorial allegiances, or threats of terrorism.

“Pax Russica” in the Balkans: Serbia Between Myth and Reality

Eduard Abrahamyan • Apr 30 2015 • Articles
The article critically examines the misconceptions and prejudices of Russia's political elite and ideological thinkers regarding Serbia

Peace and Reconciliation in the Balkans: Croatia vs. Serbia

Nikolina Židek • Feb 25 2015 • Articles
Reconciliation is a slow process but when there is political will, changes can occur and victims can eventually get redress through justice, truth and memory.

Rama-Vucic: A Historic Visit?

Joseph Coelho • Dec 12 2014 • Articles
Doubts about the view that current tensions in Albania-Serbia relations are based on long-standing projects of greater nation-state expansion. Such narratives are myths.

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