Poland today was not like it was when Julie was there. It seems redundant to say “places change”, but people forget so it bears repeating. Julie was in Poland as a Peace Corps volunteer between 1992 and 1994. Now, she was back in Laramie with her family.
This Op-Ed originally appeared in Kosovo 2.0 in English & Albanian.
Against the constant chatter of corruption, questionable leadership, and failing government structures, there is one clear bright spot in Kosovo:
the juvenile justice system. Thanks to a concerted effort, Kosovo has put in place fundamental building blocks towards a just and equitable juvenile justice system. With further reform, Kosovo can be the juvenile justice leader in the region.
This weekend marked the end of election season in Kosovo. The upstart, oppositional party Vetëvendosje won an upset victory in Pristina making Shpend Ahmeti the first non-LDK party mayor since independence.
Will this victory permit
Who started the Yugoslavian Wars?
Croatia: Warmongering Serbs.
Serbia: Nationalist Croats.
Slovenia: What Yugoslavia?
Macedonia: What war?
Montenegro: What did Serbia say?
Bosnia: Does it Matter?
Last week, Turkey's Prime Minister said "Turkey is Kosovo, and Kosovo is Turkey." Once the Serbian government voiced outrage over this disregard for their perceived sovereignty, the Turkish government walked back their comments.
"Turkey is Kosovo," Erdogan obtusely declared
"What we need is a field of blackbirds over there"
Serbia outraged (when are they not?)
They consider Kosovo their soul, over a decade ago lost
Taken by land and moral attrition
Kosovo is not North Ireland, and Serbia is not Britain
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia, a government run in triplicate
Can't even issue a birth certificate
Everyday a child is born
to a bureaucracy forlorn
Making American Republicans look heaven-sent