Tag: Iraq

In the Samos camp, NGOs provide almost everything the Greek government and the UNHCR does not. (More…)

Greece is a niche subject. That is if the street art of the German capital is the decider. Off the walls for the better part of the last decade, Athens hasn’t figured prominently since the 2008 economic crisis, when it appeared everywhere. That is, until now. (More…)

As far as band names go, Adrestia couldn’t be better. The goddess of revolt in Greek mythology, it’s astonishing no one used it until now. Leave it to a political punk group from Sweden, with a fondness for vintage death metal, to seize the day. (More…)

Nobody remembers al-Baghdadi. The head of ISIS, who was killed by American commandos in a nighttime raid in Syria, in October, was nowhere to be found. (More…)

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. (More…)

Anna Ahronheim is the defence correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, Israel’s oldest English-language daily. Following the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria, which raised over 8 billion euros in aid pledges, The Battleground spoke to Ahronheim about what didn’t get tabled at the event: European military involvement in the Middle East. (More…)