Slobodan Milosevic

Why World War I still matters, 100 years after it began

One hundred years after the First World War, boundaries established after the armistice at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh hour” still shape many of today’s conflicts. From ISIS’s invasion of Mosul to Boko Haram’s kidnapping of schoolgirls, GlobalPost co-founder Charles Sennott journeys from Iraq to Nigeria to the Balkans to Northern Ireland and the Holy Land to see how WWI’s history lives on, the lessons learned — and far too often not learned.

US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses a news conference after the Geneva-2 peace talks in Montreux January 22, 2014.

Are there lessons from Bosnia for the Syria peace talks?

Conflict & Justice
Nebojsa Jovic is urging Serbs to boycott the Kosovo municipal elections. He says the government in Belgrade is betraying Serbs in Kosovo by telling them to vote.

Serbs in Kosovo say Serbia is abandoning them. Again.

Conflict & Justice

Author calls for three-prong approach, including legal action, in response to Syria

Global Politics

Three Prong Approach to Stopping Syria

Conflict & Justice

Devil’s Advocate: the Legacy of Jacques Verges

Conflict & Justice

Lawyer Jacques Verges passed away in Paris on Thursday. He was known as the devil’s advocate for defending criminals like Klaus Barbie and Carlos the Jackal.

Because of disputed status, first Kosovar Olympian competing for Albania

Majlinda Kelmendi will be competing in the Olympics in London this year. She’s the first Kosovar to participate since the country declared independence back in 2008. But because Kosovo isn’t recognized by the United Nations, she must compete for Albania.

Slaughter Nick for President … in Serbia

Arts, Culture & Media

The story of how a forgotten star of a campy 90s American TV show became a political icon in Serbia.

Judo Athlete Not Allowed to Represent Kosovo in Olympics

Global Politics

Kosovo’s contested statehood has made the International Olympic Committee not allow Majlinda Kelmendi to represent her country at London 2012.

The World

Laurent Gbagbo Faces International Criminal Court

Conflict & Justice

Gbagbo appeared in the court at The Hague on Monday to face charges of crimes against humanity.