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Kosovar Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti speaks with an aide after signing an agreement on opening economic relations with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in the White House on Sept. 4.

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Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti

Kosovo PM: ‘There Is No Other Solution Than Mutual Recognition’

As two days of talks between Serbia and Kosovo begin at the White House, Kosovo’s prime minister says Serbia’s got to finally recognize his country—or risk both their futures in the EU.

A picture taken on Jan. 25, 2017 shows a mural, vandalized with paint, depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump and bearing the Cyrillic letters reading "Kosovo is Serbia," in Belgrade.

Trump Has a Fix for Kosovo. He’s Ignoring It.

The White House is hosting another summit on the Balkans—while failing to apply its most promising model for solving the conflict.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Sochi on December 4, 2019.

The EU Needs a New Balkan Strategy

Russian and Chinese influence in Serbia is growing. The EU needs to step up its game to avoid being sidelined.

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, left, and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic

Collapse of Kosovo Talks Amid Leader’s War Crimes Charges Are Rebuff for Trump

Serbia’s president consolidates his control as Belgrade edges toward autocracy.

U.S. envoy Richard Grenell

Anatomy of a Kosovo Summit Catastrophe

The Trump administration is hosting Balkans leaders this week to culminate a peace process that’s gone wrong from the start.

Newly elected Prime Minister Albin Kurti reviews Kosovo's honor guard during the handover ceremony in Pristina on Feb. 4.

‘In the Balkans, if You Neglect History, It Will Backfire’

The acting prime minister of Kosovo says the United States helped bring down his government.

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci reviews members of the Kosovo Security Force during a ceremony in Pristina on March 5.

Trump Is Stirring Chaos in Kosovo at the Worst Possible Time

A political crisis encouraged by the United States threatens to worsen the coronavirus outbreak.

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell

Meanwhile, America’s Kosovo Strategy Is Melting Down

As the coronavirus pandemic raises tensions, the Trump administration’s strategy of bowing to Serbia’s authoritarian president is coming completely undone.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic

Vucic: Most Serbs Prefer a ‘Frozen Conflict’ with Kosovo

But the Serbian president says “we need more talks” with the former province, which insists that Belgrade recognize its independence.

Serbian children play in the playground of the condominium where they live, on Nov. 24, 2007 in Mitrovica, Kosovo.

Playacting the Cold War in Kosovo

The Balkans are center stage for new tensions between Russia and the West—but how real is the action?

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic walks under a giant Serbian national flag during his arrival in the village of Gazivode, Serbia on Sept. 8, 2018.

Serbia Needs Kosovo’s Respect, Not Its Land

Peace talks have fallen apart again in the Balkans—but Greece and Macedonia show the proper way forward.

Supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin wait for his arrival in front of Belgrade's Saint Sava Church on January 17, 2019.

There’s One Country in Europe Where Putin Is a Rock Star

The Russian president’s visit to Serbia was a lovefest—but beyond the odes to Orthodox brotherhood, the two authoritarian leaders are using one another to advance a geopolitical agenda.

People gather to celebrate the return of the formerly banned anti-government group the Oromo Liberation Front at Mesquel Square in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Sept. 15, 2018.

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.

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The Small War That Wasn’t

Why the Kosovo conflict still matters today.

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