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.(...)

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.(...)

The Battleground / 08 Nov 2021

Letter to Vladimir Bilčík

Petition to the European Parliament

On the occasion of your visit to Montenegro, we are writing to you to share our deep concern about the clericalisation of Montenegrin society, the suppression of media freedoms, the collapse of the concept of a civil state, multicultural society and many human rights violations.(...)

The Battleground / 29 Oct 2021

Letter to Oana Cristina Popa and Catherine Wendt

Montenegrins Petition the European Commission

We are a representative group of concerned Montenegrin citizens – academics, activists, journalists and intellectuals of all genders. We do not represent any single political party or civic group in Montenegro, but we support and defend Montenegro’s status as a secular, multi-ethnic and anti-fascist society, which we believe is being threatened and even dismantled by the current government.(...)
Natalie Sarkic-Todd / 28 Jul 2021

Antifascist Montenegro

Eighty Years of Resistance

Montenegro is a study in contrasts: a proudly traditional culture that adopts the latest technology and trends with ease; a rugged, mountainous topology that drops dramatically to the gentle Adriatic Sea via modern highways and old, winding roads; and a climate of baking dry heat in the summer, turning to cooling rain and snow-topped peaks in the winter. (...)

Natalie Sarkic-Todd / 28 Sep 2020

Change Comes to Montenegro

Resisting the Call of Nationalism

We arrived late in the evening by car from Brussels to Podgorica. No small feat, given the length of the journey and borders closing due to Coronavirus. We found ourselves following the Israeli cycling team out of Belgium’s Ardennes.(...)