The history of the Balkans and former Yugoslavia is complex. The region consists of different ethnic groups as well as different religions, and it has been war-torn for a significant part of history. Sanimir Resić, a historian with expert knowledge of the region, untangles this complex narrative for us, as well as predicting future scenarios for the ex-Yugoslavia countries.
After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, the United Nations decided to intervene and disarm Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi regime. Hans Blix was appointed responsible for the weapons inspections, and while the US military was poised for invasion, Blix had the world’s attention on him. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on the mission, the American invasion and also talks about his new book ‘A Farewell to Wars’.
Jan Eliasson is one of the most experienced diplomats in the world, having served as Chairman of the UN General Assembly and the UN Deputy Secretary-General. He published his memoirs earlier this year and it is fascinating to take part of his learnings from a career marked by war and conflict but also with a never-ending hope for peace.