US and The Balkans

WEEKEND READ: An American in the Kosovo War

WEEKEND READ: An American in the Kosovo War

“It’s no secret that police officers are often faced with horrific crime scenes, but one local retired officer has seen more than one can imagine. Brian Honeybourn, a retired Vancouver police sergeant, investigated war crimes 20 years ago and will be sharing his stories of war at the […]

Bosnian Presidency Member Meets With State Department Official

Bosnian Presidency Member Meets With State Department Official

“BiH (Bosnian) Presidency Member Dragan Čović met with Susan Falatko, Director of the Central and South Eastern Europe Office at the State Department at the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs. The meeting discussed the situation in BiH after the elections and plans for the future. Čović highlighted […]

Washington Focuses on BosniaPhoto: Martin Falbisoner

Washington Focuses on Bosnia

“(US) Government and private sector representatives gathered on Tuesday for a full day event to discuss the impact of recent elections in the Middle East and North Africa, and the Western Balkans. The conference was organized by the newly established think tank “Transatlantic Leadership Network”, a successor to […]

Croatia and US Sign MoU for Locating and Transferring US WW II Soldiers

Croatia and US Sign MoU for Locating and Transferring US WW II Soldiers

“The Croatian Minister of Veterans’ Affairs, Tomo Medved, and the Director of the US Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Kelly McKeague, in Zagreb on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding on investigating, locating and transferring the remains of US military personnel gone missing in Croatia during World War II. […]

United States to Help Montenegro with Cyber Space Protection

United States to Help Montenegro with Cyber Space Protection

“The United States (USA) is helping Montenegro build a defense of cyber (internet) space in order to protect itself from Russian influence and disinformation. According to the US Cyber Command website, their officials worked with the Ministry of Defense to “build capacities for the cyber defense” of the […]

Nice view of the town of Perast, Montenegro and bay

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: US Navy Divers Train Montenegro’s Navy; PM Markovic – Bittersweet World War I Celebration; UNESCO Advisory Mission at Durmitor National Park

“U.S. Navy Divers from the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) in Panama City, Florida recently traveled to Montenegro to provide two weeks of capacity building training to Montenegrin Navy Divers, EOD Technicians, SEALs, and Medics. This collaboration was instrumental in enhancing the security cooperation between the United States […]

Dodik: Vote RepublicanPhoto: Vesna Andjic/RFERL

Dodik: Vote Republican

“The US-sanctioned and virulently pro-Russian leader of an ethnic Serb region of Bosnia, Milorad Dodik, has a request for Serbs living in the United States: Vote Republican. Dodik, who wants his semi-autonomous region, Republika Srpska, to secede from Bosnia and perhaps rejoin Serbia, sees an ally in President Donald Trump, […]

Macedonia Shows Off Military to NATO Officials

Macedonia Shows Off Military to NATO Officials

“Senior NATO officials are in Macedonia to attend military demonstrations and meet top defense officials in the former Yugoslav republic that is hoping to become the 30th member of the alliance next year. The visiting delegation is headed by U.S. Lt. Gen. Steven Shepro, deputy chairman of NATO’s […]

Montenegro’s Defense Minister: Euro-Atlantic Integration for a Prosperous BalkansNATO

Montenegro’s Defense Minister: Euro-Atlantic Integration for a Prosperous Balkans

“Euro-Atlantic integrations are a prerequisite for a harmonious and prosperous development of the Western Balkans, and the NATO membership candidates will receive sincere support from Montenegro, Defense Minister Predrag Boskovic said. He received today in an inaugural visit of the newly-appointed non-resident envoy of the Defense of Slovakia, […]