US and The Balkans

US Camp Bondsteel Update: 125 Tennessee Nat’l Guard Arriving in September, Ramush Haradinaj is First Kosovo PM to Visit BasePhoto: Kosova Press

US Camp Bondsteel Update: 125 Tennessee Nat’l Guard Arriving in September, Ramush Haradinaj is First Kosovo PM to Visit Base

“In September, more than 125 Soldiers assigned to the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion will begin an 11 month deployment to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian, the NATO-led international peacekeeping force which is responsible for establishing a secure environment in Kosovo.  The 1-230th provides Air Assault, Air Movement and Aerial Casualty Evacuation.  […]

Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) Support the Name Change of the Republic of MacedoniaPhoto: Martin Falbisoner

Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) Support the Name Change of the Republic of Macedonia

“U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bipartisan resolution on Wednesday to support the name agreement between Macedonia and Greece, and warn against Russian interference. In June, Prime Ministers Tsipras and Zaev came together to seal a historic agreement […]

Matthew Palmer Meets Officials in MacedoniaPhoto: Meta

Matthew Palmer Meets Officials in Macedonia

“President Gjorge Ivanov, at a meeting with US Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer, again stressed that he does not accept the agreement reached between Macedonia and Greece as it violates the Constitution and the laws and harms Macedonia’s national interests, reports the presidential office. Ivanov expressed […]

US Admiral Praises Slovenia’s Contribution to NATOPhoto: MZZ

US Admiral Praises Slovenia’s Contribution to NATO

“US Admiral James Foggo, commander of the NATO Joint Operations Command in Naples, met today with representatives of the Slovenian Armed Forces and the political summit in Slovenia. In his talks with STA, he expressed satisfaction with today’s meetings and praised Slovenia for its contribution to the Alliance. […]

A member of European Forces (EUFOR) stands in front of the Bosnia and Herzegovina and European Union flags during Change of Command Ceremony in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina March 28, 2017. REUTERS/Dado RuvicPhoto: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Int’l Community Urges BiH to Change War Crimes Trial Strategy

“International officials urged Bosnia on Tuesday to change the way it is dealing with war crimes trials because cases that regional courts could be dealing with are piling up at the State Court and a better distribution would allow the country to complete the trials by 2023. A […]

Camp Bondsteel Soldiers Gear Up for 22K for 22 a Day Suicide Awareness March

Camp Bondsteel Soldiers Gear Up for 22K for 22 a Day Suicide Awareness March

“Over 180 service members serving in the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) strapped up their boots and packed their rucks in preparation for a road march at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 29. The march concluded with no badges meeting each marcher at the end, but something potentially more meaningful, […]

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Sarajevo to Sue Croatia Oveer Peljesac Briege?; BiH Veterans Protest Turns Violent on Thursday; BiH Minister of Foreign Affairs and PM of Republika Srpska at Banquet in Washington DC

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Sarajevo to Sue Croatia Oveer Peljesac Briege?; BiH Veterans Protest Turns Violent on Thursday; BiH Minister of Foreign Affairs and PM of Republika Srpska at Banquet in Washington DC

“In spite of objections from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia officially begins the construction of the Peljesac Bridge. The idea of the construction of this bridge has existed since the 90’s and the first preparatory works began some 15 years ago. Bosnia objects its construction because it never agreed […]