By Ky Krauthamer on October 25, 2012
A Turkish-based Islamic movement committed to interfaith dialogue, globalization, and making money is changing the face of the country’s school system.
By Ky Krauthamer on October 15, 2012
Unchecked growth in Albania’s Adriatic port city leaves history in the construction dust.
By Attila Horváth on October 11, 2012
Turkish society benefits more from the preparations for joining the European Union than it would from membership itself. The EU needs a prosperous Turkey more than Turkey needs the Union. In Istanbul, you often hear such views expressing both hope and disillusion in potential EU membership.
By Tomas Sacher on October 10, 2012
How the former student activists who toppled Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic are teaching the world’s oppressed to rise up.
By Attila Horvath on October 9, 2012
Part 1 in a series on Turkey: Technological revolution and digital literacy Turkey is a predominantly Muslim country of 75 million with a 7 percent annual economic growth. Its inhabitants consider themselves to be a part of Europe and past surveys have shown that a majority of people want to belong to the European Union. [...]
By Witold Szablowski on August 31, 2012
TIRANA | Baba Mondi foists one sweet after another upon me, as if this is his way of convincing me that Islam – or at least Sufism – is a religion of peace, and that we shouldn’t treat all Muslims as fanatics.
By Tomas Sacher on August 22, 2012
SARAJEVO | When Jovan Divjak walks along Sarajevo’s main street, Ferhadija, everyone recognizes him. To passers-by, this smartly dressed man in a white shirt is like a magnet. Everyone wants to be photographed with him, shake his hand, get his autograph. Yet Divjak is neither an artist nor a politician. He is an army general. [...]
By Tihomir Loza and Berina Pekmezovic on August 10, 2012
They are everywhere. Often lavishly built and ridiculously tall, some look like architectural pranks. Sometimes they are built on former school or kindergarten grounds or in the front yards of houses whose owners have been chased off. Often they glitter in their unseemlyopulence right in the middle of a neighborhood that has obviously seen better days. Very [...]
By Silvie Lauder, Translated by Lenka Rubenstein on August 2, 2012
Some say that nowhere in the world do women enjoy a better life than here – although Iceland’s reputation as a “women’s paradise” seems an inaccurate cliché since the country is hardly the Garden of Eden. Nonetheless, the position of Icelandic women, as well as their male counterparts, is quite remarkable.
By Andrej Ban on July 10, 2012
After four failed bids, one-time nationalist stalwart Tomislav Nikolic is finally Serbia’s president. Perhaps the biggest concern accompanying Tomislav Nikolic’s election as Serbia’s president is his unreadability. The nationalist politician who said five years ago that he would rather see Serbia become a Russian province than a European Union member assured the West during the recent campaign [...]