This is a Self-Portrait

Studying in the former Yugoslavia forced me to face the impossibilities of complexity.

Cannons in a Quiet Park

Lingering ultranationalism continues to plague Serbian politics, identity and attempts to seek justice.

In Wake of the Tomahawk

In Serbia, traces of postwar trauma can be found in the use of a single word.

A Rose in a City Square

On the ethics of studying abroad in a post-conflict city like Sarajevo.

Call them Daesh: Names, Meaning and ISIS

One thing that I noticed when I first heard media coverage of an Islamist group rising to power in Syria was that it was...

The Dangers of Partition as Peace

Recent protests in Kosovo have highlighted the dangers of ethnic partition as a viable conflict resolution policy.

Trial by Trump: The Case of Bowe Bergdahl

Donald Trump's harsh condemnation of Bowe Bergdahl's alleged desertion makes trying the case particularly difficult.

Just War Theory and the Aims of Trump’s Airstrikes

If Trump's strikes in Syria and Afghanistan are to be considered justified, they must adhere to certain standards of warfare.
A photo of the North Korean-South Korean border

If North Korea Launches a Nuclear Attack, How Should the U.S....

North Korea's threats, most recently against Guam, pose questions of how the U.S. should ethically respond to a nuclear strike ordered by Kim Jong Un.
An image of a cemetery near Mosul, Iraq

For Humanitarian Organizations in War Zones, the Ethical Challenge of Neutrality

Why did two medical NGOs refuse to embed with Iraqi forces and provide treatment to Iraqi citizens who needed it?