Balkan Tensions Revived by Soccer Stunt

At a soccer match between Albania and Serbia earlier this month in Belgrade, chaos broke out after fans of the visiting side perpetrated a bizarre stunt involving a miniature drone.  Jacob Brunell takes a closer look at what happened on the field that day, and what the consequences of the event’s aftermath will be on relations between the two historically estranged Balkan nations.  

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“Love Jihad” – Correcting Desire through Narrative

This Monday, a young Indian woman, from the northern province of Uttar Pradesh, retracted a statement made in August, which had accused a Muslim man of abducting, raping, and forcefully converting her to Islam for marriage. According to Thea Walsh, the notion of “love jihad” can be viewed as a nationalist ploy to promote a singular definition of belonging in Indian society.  

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