Croatia Is Abusing Migrants While the EU Turns a Blind Eye
The evidence of Croatian police violence toward migrants is overwhelming, but Brussels continues to praise and fund Zagreb for patrolling the European Union’s longest external land border.
NATO Defense Funds Have Been Building for Years, but Trump Wants the Credit
Renewed defense spending by European states is in part a response to Russian aggression.
How Europe’s Nationalists Became Internationalists
Many European far-right parties made their mark by railing against the EU. Now they are appealing to a pan-European identity to further their goal of a racially pure, white Christian continent.
Refighting the Balkan Wars Won’t Lead to a Seat at the Table in Brussels
Historical feuds still threaten to stop Eastern European countries from joining the EU.
In Bosnia, a Migrant Way Station Is Becoming a Winter Prison
For years, the country remained untouched by the global migrant crisis, but now, even in a place where many people were once refugees, tensions are on the rise.
Don’t Let Ethiopia Become the Next Yugoslavia
Federations of ethnonational states can become explosive during moments of political liberalization. Abiy Ahmed must tread carefully to avoid a Balkan nightmare.
In Croatia, Nazi Sympathizers Are Welcome to Join the Party
The national soccer team celebrated its strong World Cup showing alongside a singer who glorifies the country’s fascist past. But it shouldn’t have come as a surprise.
How a WWII-Era Chant Found Its Way to World Cup 2018
Symbols have power, even in soccer. Just ask Croatia.
Croatia’s Soccer Stars Should Be Heroes. Instead, They’re Hated.
A corruption scandal involving the country’s top club and the national team’s captain has enraged Croatian fans.
Oh, Lorde: New Zealand Singer Picks up Croatian Citizenship
The beloved popstar got the green light to become a Croat.
Croatia’s Far Right Weaponizes the Past
The new government includes an outspoken apologist for the country's World War II-era fascist regime.
When a Serbian Warlord Celebrates His Escape from Justice, He Burns EU Flags
Despite overseeing the torture, sexual assault, and deaths of hundreds of civilians, Vojislav Seselj is still on the lam.
The President of Croatia Doesn’t Seem to Care That This Man’s Pants Fell Down During a Photo-Op
Croatia's president barely seemed to notice that her honoree's pants fell down during a photo-op.
The Bosnian War Cables
The 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords is a time to reflect on the power of American diplomacy. But it is also a time for a reckoning of America’s dismal diplomatic response to genocide in the heart of Europe.
Slovenia’s Solution to the Refugee Crisis? ‘Technical Obstacles’ on its Borders
Overwhelmed by the number of migrants and refugees crossing its borders each day, Slovenian officials announced plans to install obstacles on their borders as a deterrent.
Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Balkans
Refugees fleeing war in the Middle East have stumbled into older enmities between Croatia and Serbia.
Europe’s Refugee Crisis Isn’t Only About Syria
Amid an influx of Iraqis and Syrians into Europe, the West is neglecting another group of refugees also in desperate need of help.