Fight for Human Rights in Bulgaria Meets With Mixed Success

Fight for Human Rights in Bulgaria Meets With Mixed Success

Krassimir Kanev monitors and assesses human rights for minorities in Bulgaria. Cross-posted from JohnFeffer.com. John is currently traveling in Eastern Europe and observing its transformations since 1989. Bulgarian politician Ahmed Dogan was in the news this weekend...
Beyond Libya’s Election

Beyond Libya’s Election

On July 7, 2012, 1.7 million citizens participated in Libya’s first democratic election with multiple parties in nearly half a century, marking a historic achievement. Approximately 60 percent of Libya’s registered voters cast their votes to elect a...
An Urgent Need to Stabilize Kyrgyzstan

An Urgent Need to Stabilize Kyrgyzstan

(Osh, Kyrgyzstan) — On June 30, the Osh city police detained 20-year-old Khairullo Amanbaev, an orphan who lived with his aunt. Two weeks later, I attended his funeral. Just weeks after widespread ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan killed hundreds of people,...

Anonymous UN official

Anonymous UN Official On the international community In 1999, after the NATO bombing, the international community deployed in Kosovo with a clear perception that the Kosovo Albanians were the victims and that the Serbs were the bad guys. If you were only looking what...