Tag Archives: #sarajevo

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Was Sarajevo 1997 Start of “Global Citizen” Consciousness?

By, Ambassador Muhamed (Mo) Sacirbey

Art and music were integral part of defense and global solidarity that helped Sarajevo survive the longest modern siege of a European capital. From around the globe, artists as U2…

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Austria to Bosnia Diplomatic Connection

By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

It was not the “Muslim majority” countries or the super-power that projected freedom as its international commitment. Bosnia & Herzegovina’s (BiH) first true diplomatic friend was Austria and this robust…

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In majority-Muslim Bosnia and Herzegovina, a Small Jewish Community still Thrives

By any measure you choose, anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe. But in Europe’s only Muslim country, Jews say they couldn’t feel more at home, reports Maya Shwayder,  Deutsche…

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Coffee with the Souls of #Srebrenica

For most, the Srebrenica Genocide has become a footnote in history once again linking horrific crimes against fellow man that many thought could “Never Again” occur after the horrors of…

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Diplomatic Bluff to Break Longest Modern Siege

Sarajevo could have been liberated, rescued early into the siege; however too many EU and US political leaders either were acquiescent or resigned to what they viewed as the inevitable…

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#NewOrleans, Love Me or “Hate Me for my Freedom”?

In the immediate aftermath of #Katrina, many around America blamed the death and destruction on New Orleans and its residents – some asked should the US simply abandon New Orleans?…

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Returning to Eastern Bosnia

I recommend this true story of the lacking rights of returnees to Eastern Bosnia about an elderly woman living on her pension who survived a horrible genocidal war who may…