Friday, June 27, 2014
Although a century has passed since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fatally shot and WWI was triggered, we’re still grappling with the consequences today. How one death irrevocably changed the nature of conflict, peace, and international relations.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Sunday marks the first time Bosnia will compete at the World Cup since it established independence from Yugoslavia in 1992. Kenan Trebincevic, author of "The Bosnia List", reflects on what the tournament means for the country.
Monday, February 24, 2014
On today's show: Time magazine writer Amanda Ripley talks about following three American high school students as they studied abroad for a year in countries with higher standards, better teaching, and more motivated students. Then, Kenan Trebincevic discusses his memoir, The Bosnia List, about returning to Bosnia 20 years after he and his family fled the war there. Time magazine reporter Alice Park on the problems of obesity in children. Plus, New York Observer reporter Chris Pomorski looks at why efforts to incorporate affordable housing into real estate development plans like Hudson Yards have had mixed results, and what changes the de Blasio administration plans to make.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
For some Bosnian New Yorkers, the events in Syria have brought back memories of a time when they waited for the U.S. to intervene in their country.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
A little over a week into the multi-national military intervention last year in Libya, President Obama boasted that it only took his administration 31 days to intervene compared to the year it took international forces to send air power. Obama made the comparison to Bosnia with Libya, and now many are making the same with Syria.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
All this week The Takeaway has followed the news out of Syria, where a horrific massacre at the hands of Syrian government troops in the village of Houla recently left 108 civilians dead, including a number of children, most murdered at close-point range. Are we at a tipping point in Syria?
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The trial of Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic begins in the Hague Wednesday morning. Mladic is being tried before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Dan Damon reported on the Balkans War for years and is host of World Update for our partner the BBC.
Monday, April 16, 2012
The 44-month siege of Sarajevo was the longest in modern history, and marked the beginning of the conflict in Bosnia. During the siege, more than 100,000 people were killed and around 2.2 million fled their homes. It has now been 20 years since the siege began. Dan Damon, host of the BBC's World Update, joins us from Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Twenty years ago today, Serb militants opened fire on thousands of peace demonstrators in Sarajevo, the Muslim-led capitol city of the newly independent state of Bosnia-Hercegovina. The attack set off what would become the longest siege of a capitol city in modern warfare — lasting from April 5, 1992 to February 29, 1996. We talk to Nadja Halilbegovich, born and raised in Sarajevo, who still has mortar in her body from the days of the siege, and Barbara Demick, author of "Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood," which hits bookstores this month.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Ratko Mladic was arrested yesterday for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity for his role as Army Chief of Staff during the Balkan wars. 8,000 Muslim men and boys were allegedly executed by Mladic's soldiers during the Srebrenica massacre. Dr. Denisa Kostovicova, Balkans expert and Senior Lecturer at the London School of Economics discusses the significance of his arrest and the importance of witness testimony in helping the country reckon with its past. Dejan Anastasijevic is a political journalist with the journal, Vreme in Belgrade. He helps contextualize the international significance of the arrest.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Although the role of the United States in Libya differs from its role in Iraq and Afghanistan, the intervention does resemble many other modern conflicts. Think back to the Gulf War and the Balkan wars throughout the 1990s. What can we learn from America's diplomatic and military strategy during those conflicts that might be relevant for our intervention in Libya? Joining us to analyze the position of the U.S. in Libya is Leslie Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Saturday, February 15, 2003
Alesksandar Hemon, the author of the novel Nowhere Man, was in Chicago in 1992 when the war began in his hometown of Sarajevo. He found out much as he could, through TV news, phone calls, and letters from friends back in Bosnia. Produced by Michele Siegel.