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Albania reports first coronavirus death in western Balkans

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Albania reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in the Western Balkans on Wednesday, as ......

War-ravaged Bosnian mosque reopens in a move towards reconciliation

Saturday, 04 May 2019

Thousands of Muslims flocked to the town of Foca on Saturday for the reopening of a historic mosque ......

10,000 foreign fighters returning to Europe: What can be done to stop them?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

When it comes to terrorism, five digits are scary. In the coming months, 10,000 foreign fighters ......

Billion-euro Ottoman smuggling route to Europe still an operating business

Friday, 08 December 2017

It does sound anachronistic, but the routes of smuggling during the Ottoman period still persist ......

Will the Hague convictions bring peace to the Balkans?

Thursday, 07 December 2017

Over 20 years after the crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian war, two commanders ......

21 years after Srebrenica, is the Balkans war really over?

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Twenty-one years ago, the Balkans experienced the most recent genocide perpetrated on European soil. ......

Albania out of Euro 2016 but etched in a nation’s pride

Friday, 24 June 2016

Albania’s football team were knocked out of the European Championship in the group stages but ......

Austria says closure of Balkan route is ‘permanent’

Thursday, 10 March 2016

South-eastern Europe’s “Balkan route”, the main passage for migrants to reach more ......

Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes

Saturday, 06 February 2016

Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat ......

Paris attacker may have had accomplice on journey through Balkans

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

One of the Paris suicide attackers may have had an accomplice with him as he travelled through the ......

Balkan countries threaten to close borders if Germany does

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania said on Saturday they would close their borders if Germany or other ......

Turkey wakes up to ISIS encirclement

Monday, 27 July 2015

Dr. Theodore Karasik is a Washington DC-based analyst of regional geo-political affairs. He received his Ph.D in History from UCLA in Los Angeles, California in four fields: Middle East, Russia, Caucasus, and a specialized sub-field in Cultural Anthropology focusing on tribes and clans. He tweets @tkarasik.

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Balkan route a road of beatings for migrants, refugees: Amnesty

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Police in some Balkan nations are abusing thousands of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, many ......

Stadium of skirts targets stigma attached to victims of wartime rape

Friday, 12 June 2015

Dresses and skirts donated by Cherie Blair and Rita Ora were among 5,000 pegged to washing lines in ......

Halal food production on rise in the crisis-hit Balkans

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Trying to fight back against the persistent economic crisis in the Balkans, food producers here have ......

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