Natalie Sarkic-Todd / 02 Jun 2023

May Days in Montenegro

The Month to End All Months

May in Montenegro holds particular historical significance. It marks the country’s triumph over fascism in WWII but also, since 2006, its regained independence, relinquished after WWI to what became Yugoslavia.(...)

Drasko Duranovic / 12 May 2023

A Day of Shame

9 May in Montenegro

On that hundredth day, that ninth of May 1942, at opposite ends of Nikšić, two people, Ljubo Čupić and Joka Baletić, went to their deaths because they stood up against fascism.(...)

Natalie Sarkic-Todd / 09 May 2023

Getting the Balkans Wrong

The Foreign Coverage Crisis

The Western Balkans are notoriously difficult to fathom. The evolving regional map of countries, borders, ethnicities and faiths is so complex that it requires more preparation to cover than other parts of Europe.(...)

Drasko Duranovic / 09 Mar 2023

The Struggle for Montenegro

Moscow’s Hybrid War

For the Kremlin, controlling Montenegro is an opportunity to have its own proxy in NATO. For Belgrade, it’s a chance to regain the territory, which declared independence in June 2006.(...)

Josh White / 06 Mar 2023

Contrarian Right

The Story of Spiked

Spiked is the home of professional contrarians who live to cause outrage at liberal middle-class dinner parties. The magazine’s name is a reference to ‘spike’ in journalese.(...)

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