How Serb paramilitary violence was perpetrated in two Bosnian towns: an interview with Dr. Iva Vukušić

Support Politika News on Patreon. CN: this article contains discussion of genocide, rape, torture and war INTERVIEW Dr. Iva Vukušić is a lecturer at the Department of History at Utrecht University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Her research focuses on irregular armed forces, perpetrators and perpetration, … Continue reading How Serb paramilitary violence was perpetrated in two Bosnian towns: an interview with Dr. Iva Vukušić

Beyond the glitz of the Oscars, the fight for Srebrenica’s truth continues: an interview with Dr. Hikmet Karčić

Support Politika News on Patreon. CN: this article contains discussion of genocide INTERVIEW In light of the Oscar and BAFTA defeats of the nominated Bosnian film, 'Quo Vadis Aida?', Politika News sat down with genocide scholar, Dr. Hikmet Karčić, to discuss the bigger picture. What are the takeaways from the film's successes and defeats? How … Continue reading Beyond the glitz of the Oscars, the fight for Srebrenica’s truth continues: an interview with Dr. Hikmet Karčić

Continuities between Ottoman and Habsburg Bosnia: an interview with scholar, Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular

INTERVIEW Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular received her Ph.D. from the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University specialising in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. Her research focuses on the history of the Ottoman Empire and Southeast Europe. Presently, Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular is working on a book manuscript titled 'Afterlife of Empire' that explores Ottoman continuities … Continue reading Continuities between Ottoman and Habsburg Bosnia: an interview with scholar, Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular

Greek ethnic nationalism and the Yugoslav Wars: an interview with award-winning journalist and author, Takis Michas

PODCAST CN: this podcast episode contains discussion of genocide and xenophobia Before 8,372 Muslim men and boys were murdered in the Srebrenica genocide of July 1995, it was the blue-white Hellenic flag that was raised alongside the Serbian ensign in the defeated Muslim enclave. No Greek writer has done more to uncover the dark and … Continue reading Greek ethnic nationalism and the Yugoslav Wars: an interview with award-winning journalist and author, Takis Michas

Seeking justice for Bosnia’s women: an interview with scholar, Aida Hozić

CN: this article contains discussion of sexual violence and genocide INTERVIEW A quarter of a century after the Dayton Accords were signed, the women of Bosnia are still living with the aftermath of the terrors of war. Bosnian scholars, activists and artists continue to campaign for the experiences of Bosnian women during the war of … Continue reading Seeking justice for Bosnia’s women: an interview with scholar, Aida Hozić

Chetnik collaboration and acts of genocide in the former Yugoslavia: an interview with Balkans scholar, Stevan Bozanich

Support Politika News on Patreon. CN: this article contains discussion of genocide INTERVIEW Stevan Bozanich is a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University (British Columbia). His research focuses on, among other things, paramilitary violence and far-right nationalism in the former Yugoslavia. Bozanich's wide range of published works range from the sculpture of nationalism in fin-de-siècle … Continue reading Chetnik collaboration and acts of genocide in the former Yugoslavia: an interview with Balkans scholar, Stevan Bozanich

The social construction of “Turks” in Bosnia, and the Srebrenica genocide: an interview with Emir Suljagić

CN: this article contains discussion of genocide and Islamophobia INTERVIEW Emir Suljagić is a Bosnian journalist, politician and scholar. In 1992, at aged 17, he fled the ethnic cleansing of the Drina valley to the last remaining Bosniak (Muslim) enclave, in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. Emir survived the genocide of 8,372 Muslim men … Continue reading The social construction of “Turks” in Bosnia, and the Srebrenica genocide: an interview with Emir Suljagić

The Siege of Sarajevo 25 years on: Bosnia’s women need action, not words

Support Politika News on Patreon CN: this article contains discussion of genocide and trauma OPINION Upon entry to the home I grew up in but was away from for years, I run to the hallway closet to check to see if they are still there. The “they” in this equation are the most perfect pair … Continue reading The Siege of Sarajevo 25 years on: Bosnia’s women need action, not words

A failure at multiple levels: Bosnia’s migrant crisis grows deeper amidst stop-gap measures

Image Credit: Facebook Page of Una-Sana Canton, Bosnia & Herzegovina OPINION Co-written with Dijana Dedić Dijana Dedić is the Coordinator for the European Union integration processes for the Una-Sana Canton and the Secretary for the Development Agency of the Una-Sana Canton. She has multiple years of experience implementing EU-funded projects for the Canton and local … Continue reading A failure at multiple levels: Bosnia’s migrant crisis grows deeper amidst stop-gap measures

Corrupt nationalists could bring another war to Bosnia

OPINION Years of mismanagement, nationalist rhetoric and endemic corruption have led to a tragedy of epic proportions that has unfolded under the nose of Europe - one that the European community has helped facilitate and, seemingly, is choosing to ignore. Of which tragedy do I speak? That of today's Republika Srpska, tucked away in southeastern … Continue reading Corrupt nationalists could bring another war to Bosnia