The use of ethnicity to define political life in the Balkans has gone from being a useful analytical vector to a means to discredit manifestations of political change since the wars of the 1990s. Recent municipal elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina have demonstrated this unit of analysis to be faulty.

A Pyrrhic Peace


The international community condemns “Europe’s last dictator”, but its rhetoric rings hollow as another strengthens his grip on power.

Aleksandr Grigoryevich Lukashenko and Milo Đukanović (via glas-javnosti.rs)

The End Of Europe’s Last Dictator?

Over the past few weeks, Western media outlets seem to have re-discovered the existence of Belarus. The country that is largely known for its plentiful harvests of potatoes and its proximity…


In the aftermath of a scandal directly linking the country’s political leadership with corrupt activities, an unprecedented number of protesters swarmed the streets of Montenegro’s capital Podgorica. What can one expect now?

A first scandal?

Before President Donald Trump’s unceremonious shove of its Prime Minister at a 2017 NATO summit, Montenegro was largely…

Pavle Bozalo

Undergraduate student in Political Science at the University of Ottawa. I write about Eastern European political issues and culture.

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