Milorad Dodik (photo: Politico, Andrej Cukic/EPA-EFE)

Background:

The Bosnian War started in the early 1990s amid Yugoslavia’s breakup. In the war, the Bosniaks, Croats, and Serbs fought against each other. Bosnian Serbs tried to create ethnically pure regions to join Serbia during the war. Simultaneously, Bosnian Croats also proclaimed their parastate, backed by Croatia. The conflict ended…

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Republika Srpska and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina; photo: Euronews)

Background:

The Bosnian War started in 1992 amid the breakup of then-Yugoslavia, when Bosnian Serbs tried to create ethnically pure territories to join neighboring Serbia. Simultaneously, Bosnian Croats also proclaimed their parastate, backed by Croatia. In the War, the primarily Muslim Bosniaks, the Orthodox Christian Serbs, and the Catholics Croats…

The geopolitical importance of the Western Balkans is particularly significant today. It is undoubtful. The region is the economic, political, and intelligence battlefield of all great powers and many regional powers. The USA, the European Union, Russia, China are present, but Turkey and Saudi Arabia are also seeking influence. The…

A British and an United States soldier in Brueck, Germany (photo: Army Times, Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)

Background:

The United States has been stationing large numbers of military personnel in Europe since World War II. Nearly 65,000 military personnel are moved between European countries permanently, and a further 6,000 people are rotated between European countries. Most of the people, more than 34,000, are in Germany.

Military cooperation is…

This April, US President Joe Biden said that the United States of America officially recognizes the 1915 massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide. With that, Joe Biden became the first US president to recognize the Armenian genocide formally.

Joe Biden, the president of the United States (photo: The Times of Israel)

Previous American presidents have refrained from the…

2018. Twitter suspended 166.153 accounts between July and December in 2018 for promoting terrorism. 2019. In 2019, Twitter suspended accounts linked to Hezbollah and Hamas after U.S. lawmakers criticized the company for allowing those entities to remain active on the platform. 2020. In October 2020, Samuel Paty, a French teacher…

Gergely Husz

international relations analyst

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