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.
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.
Partition in Kosovo Will Lead to Disaster
Ill-advised land swaps and population transfers won’t bring peace. They’re more likely to revive the bloodshed that plagued the Balkans during the 1990s.
How to Restart War in the Balkans
The Trump administration will regret looking for simple solutions to Eastern Europe's territorial disputes.
In Bosnia, Forgetting Could Mean a Brighter Future
The debate over whether to build an official memorial to Sarajevo's Romeo and Juliet, murdered in 1993, exposes the pain and peril of dwelling on the past.
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.
An Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Can Work
The two-state solution is dead. Most one-state solutions are unacceptable to the other side. There is, however, a viable peace plan that appeals to both.
For Serbs, Switzerland Isn’t Neutral
Serbia’s nationalist soccer fans hoped to restore their national pride by beating a Swiss team led by Kosovar stars. Instead, the Kosovo-born Xherdan Shaqiri handed them a humiliating defeat.
How Aleksandar Vucic Became Europe’s Favorite Autocrat
The EU is undermining its credibility by choosing stability over democracy in Serbia
An Assassination Could Be Just What Kosovo Needed
A tragic death could spark a lasting peace in the Balkans’ most restive region.
Is Serbia’s (Likely) Next President Flirting With Moscow, or Still With Europe?
Serbia’s pro-EU prime minister will likely be its next president. Why is he making arms deals with Moscow?
In Serbia, a Protest and a Presidential Run
An interview with the Belgrade mayor's ex-wife led thousands to take to the streets.
GOP Lawmaker Says Macedonia ‘Is Not a Country,’ Macedonia Goes Ballistic
...because it is a real country.
Donald Trump’s Big League Balkans Problem
The first victim of Trump-induced instability might not be Ukraine, or the Baltics – but tiny Kosovo.
Inauguration Is Upon Us: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead
It's a big week as Washington (and the world) prepares for Trump's inauguration.
In Asylum Limbo, Europe’s Forgotten Refugees Are Dying of Cold
And aid groups accuse EU of inaction.
This Is What It Looks Like When Russia Really Wants to Mess With Your Election
In the United States, the Kremlin is hacking emails. In the Balkans, it's staging coups.
Why the Election in Serbia Is No Cause for Rejoicing
The prime minister’s electoral victory this weekend is being cast as a win for the European Union. It wasn’t.