Memory Politics: Serbia’s Genocide Denial

May 24, 2021

In January this year, the public attention was drawn to a Serbian souvenir shop selling shirts with the inscription “Noz, Zica” (“Knife, Wire”), the slogan celebrating the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica where the Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys. The...

Amidst the Pandemic, Central and Eastern Europe Witnesses an Erosion of Democracy

December 10, 2020

Nearly a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on people’s lives, countries’ economies and health care around the world are becoming clearer. In some Central and Eastern European countries, however, this pandemic has had repercussions in another crucial area: democracy....

This Is How You Bring Down a Dictator

January 09, 2018

A political activist who helped bring down Slobodan Milosevic gives a 101 on how to topple a dictator. For some, democracy is not in the air. Nearly half of the world’s population is ruled by autocratic governments. In such countries, opponents of the regime are often silenced. This is usually...

Ratko Mladic is Convicted of War Crimes

November 25, 2017

Ratko Mladić has been convicted, but justice hasn’t entirely been served in The Hague. The conviction of Ratko Mladić in The Hague for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian War hardly came as a big surprise. The evidence was strong and stacked up...