Former Yugoslavia
Former Yugoslavia

Former Yugoslavia

13 April 2015

Kosovo and Bosnia:
the EU’s Iraq

It’s not just Iraq that has been destroyed by Western intervention.

1 October 2014

Yugoslavia, Scotland and the end of nation

After the Scottish independence referendum, Britain should learn the lessons of Yugoslavia.

27 February 2014

Bosnia: the limits to EU rule

Recent protests in Bosnia reveal the problems of the EU’s stage-managed democracy.

6 December 2012

A common enterprise against the Serbs

The international court trying cases from the former Yugoslavia is there to heap blame on just one side.

25 April 2012

History and politics are never a ‘High Court’ matter

It is a sad sign when a leading war reporter can declare that big issues are not for ‘media debate’ and threaten critics with libel writs.

13 May 2009

The Hague: a tool of ‘legal vengeance’

ESSAY: The ICTY’s Kafkaesque decision to bump up a prisoners’ sentence by 12 years shows that it is nothing like a proper court of law.

24 March 2009

The legacy of Kosovo? International paternalism

The transformation of Kosovo into a colonial-style protectorate exposes the authoritarianism behind Western governments’ ‘ethical’ foreign policies.

24 March 2009

The rise of the laptop bombardier

Journalists and editors did more than simply cheer NATO’s bombing of Belgrade: they wrote the script for it.

24 March 2009

When is a war crime not a war crime?

When it is devised and defended by whiter-than-white Clare Short rather than by evil Israel or George W Bush.

23 July 2008

Who’s dressing up Karadzic?

The former Bosnian Serb war leader has been painted as a Hitlerian monster to try to boost the moral authority of the international community.