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June Elections: High Stakes for Kosovo

June Elections: High stakes for Kosovo by Naim Rashiti The campaign starts officially on 28 May with elections only ten days later, on 8 June – but the parties have been in campaign mode for weeks if not months. Kosovo...

Bosnia's Social Impact

After years of passivity Bosnia shows it can still surprise; maybe two decades of Daytonian slumber have left it, as the poet would have it, defiant after sleep (“prkosna od sna”, Mak Dizdar). When the news comes as qu...

Bosnia on fire

The anger of Bosnia’s long-suffering people is finally spilling out onto the street. My friend and colleague from our days at International Crisis Group, Srećko Latal, has been prophesying this for years and I have to...

Unfree and Unfair in Northern Kosovo

The municipal elections in Kosovo on 3 November were not really local, and come down to two very different stories depending on whether one looks at the Serb-held northern region or the rest of the country. In the gove...