Crimeans have far greater right to autonomy than Kosovo Albanians ever had - expert

(kosovocompromisestuff) Sunday, March 02, 2014

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych on Friday said that the standoff in Crimea was a "natural reaction" to the "bandit-like" takeover of power by the new authorities in Ukraine. Speaking at a news conference in Russia, he said he still saw himself as the Ukrainian president ...


Integration or isolation? Northern Kosovo in 2014 electoral limbo

(Leon Malazogu,Filip Ejdusis,Tomasz Zornaczuk , Central European Policy Institute ) Tuesday, February 25, 2014

With elections in Serbia slated for 16 March, for the EU parliament in May and Kosovo in autumn, northern Kosovo will be left in a dangerous limbo, without clarity about which laws apply and with the danger that the progress made in normalising relations could be reversed. ...


Al-Qaeda finds new home in Kosovo

(Lyuba Lulko, Pravda.Ru) Friday, November 15, 2013

The police of Kosovo arrested six Albanians in Pristina and Gnjilane suspected of preparing terrorist attacks. Reportedly, the detainees were preparing an explosion of one of the man-made lakes to flood several villages. There are reports saying that Kosovo is being converted ...


Radical Islamists Reach for Control Over Kosovo Muslims

(Stephen Schwartz, The Weekly Standard) Friday, August 09, 2013

The Balkan republic of Kosovo has not been spared infiltration by Islamist extremism. In June, Imam Irfan Salihu from the historic and multifaith southern Kosovo city of Prizren—the country’s second largest after the capital, Pristina—was relieved of his mosque duties after ...


Kosovo – November elections loom

(Gerard M. Gallucci, Transconflict) Friday, August 09, 2013

For there to be any chance for a peaceful evolution of the Kosovo stalemate two things must happen – agreements and implementation must be status-neutral, and the northern Kosovo Serbs must decide that the future of Serbs in Kosovo can be best guaranteed through such an ...


Kosovo: Who Gets To Decide EULEX’s Departure? – Analysis

(Gerard M. Gallucci, EuroAsiaReview) Tuesday, July 30, 2013

No one can force EULEX to stay in Kosovo if the EU and Pristina agree it’s time to go. But that would simply pass the buck back again to the UN. A little coordination before doing that would be good, not least because it seems a continued international presence will be ...


Kosovo’s Thaci Aspires to Statesmanship, but Guerrilla Past Haunts Him

(Dan Bilefsky, The new york times) Saturday, July 13, 2013

WHEN Hashim Thaci directed a bloody guerrilla war from the mountains of this poor and rugged country, he was so adept at evading capture that fellow fighters called him the Snake. ...


Fundamentally Freund: Say ‘no’ to Kosovo

(Michael Freud, The Jerusalem Post) Wednesday, July 10, 2013

In recent weeks, a number of commentators have urged Israel to recognize the independence of Kosovo, the renegade province which has been seeking to break away from Serbia. ...


Sacrificing Kosovo

(Steven E. Meyer, Transconflict) Thursday, July 04, 2013

It is necessary for Belgrade to deal directly with Pristina without the interference of Brussels, Berlin, London, Washington or Moscow to discuss the major issues, not technical questions. The Kosovo issue will be resolved only by negotiating sovereignty and the disposition ...


Kosovo – Serbia still on Germany’s short leash

(Gerard M. Gallucci , Transconflict) Thursday, July 04, 2013

While the northern Kosovo Serbs have not openly defied Belgrade, the agreement cannot be fully implemented if they don’t fully engage in the process. Passive resistance and continued rejection of Pristina’s involvement in the north would make it difficult for Belgrade to ...