A New Dawn Rises in Montenegro

A New Dawn Rises in Montenegro

The “Democratic Party of Socialists” just lost its first election in Montenegro since the end of communism, heralding an exciting new era of democracy in this tiny Balkan country where such a concept has long laid dormant under the heavy-handed rule of Milo Djukanovic, who had up until this point run his state like a…

Review: Circle In The Darkness: Memoirs of a World Watcher

Review: Circle In The Darkness: Memoirs of a World Watcher

Diana Johnstone has written a compelling and insightful book. It is mostly a review and analysis of significant events from the past 55 years. It concludes with her assessment of different trends that are being debated on the Left today including “identity politics”, Antifa and censorship. This is a book to be read, enjoyed and…

Nationalism, Ideology and the Formation of the Nation-States Among the Yugoslavs

Nationalism, Ideology and the Formation of the Nation-States Among the Yugoslavs

There are many talks about nationalism among the peoples from the former Yugoslavia during the last three decades what is quite understandable taking into consideration the post-Cold War conflicts and atrocities, as a continuation of WWII crimes based on certain political ideologies,[i] committed on the territory of ex-Yugoslavia. Historia est magistra vitae I want to…

Auschwitz Was Evil But So Was Jasenovac, Yet Few Dare to Talk About It

Auschwitz Was Evil But So Was Jasenovac, Yet Few Dare to Talk About It

The 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is a somber event marked by deep reflection across Europe about the evils of its genocidal past, which makes it an appropriate time to remind everyone about Jasenovac, the Croatian-operated death camp that few are aware of and even fewer dare to talk about. *** Europe is…

Аbout Greater Serbia

Аbout Greater Serbia

Much space, time and efforts have been devoted in the recent history of West Balkans, and in particular in the latest political upheavals, about the alleged project of a Greater Serbia especially by the Western authors either academic scholars or journalists.[1] The issue must be, however, considered together with its counterparts from Croatia (a Greater…

What Past Civil Wars Tell Us About the Future of Syria

What Past Civil Wars Tell Us About the Future of Syria

When Syrian government soldiers first recaptured the small village of Deir Hafar from Isis in 2017, they found the black-painted but hurriedly abandoned Islamic “court” strewn with piles of documents. These hundreds of pages contained terrible proof of how the Syrian civilians there had behaved under at least three years of Isis occupation. I arrived in…