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.(...)

Casualties of war. Martyrs' Memorial Cemetery Kovači, Sarajevo.
Heather Allansdottir / 09 Sep 2019

Sarajevo to the West

Susan Sontag’s War

When Zdravko Grebo, a legal scholar at the University of Sarajevo, died this year, it seemed to many Sarajevans the end of an era: the last of his generation, of dissident, socialist anti-fundamentalist Bosnian thinkers who embodied the best of Yugoslav dynamism and spoke to the hope – as Sarajevo has often stood for – that Europe can carve out a space between totalitarianism and late capitalism alike.(...)

Ready for duty. German paratrooper, 2012.
Johannes Simon / 20 Feb 2019

No More Mr Nice Country

Germany and Its Military

I tried to get out of military service, I really did. When I was called up for inspection in 2010, it was easier than ever to evade the draft. They just didn’t seem to care anymore.(...)

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