Published in: Can Europe Make It?How to write about the Balkans
A handy guide for journalists on how to write about this mysterious and brooding region.
An Albanian crossing borders
“Are you saying that Le Pen has a branch even in Albania?!” – intervened the one who had found the envelope. “Yes,...
Postcard from Albania, December 2012
Interestingly the change-over in 1991 is described by many as the ‘arrival of democracy’, but there is little...
East European Geographobia
There are particularities of fear in a post-communist Europe bewildered by the demands of neoliberalism, which also...
Tirana: calm before a storm?
On 21 January, three people died when the Republican Guard opened fire on protesters in front of the Prime...
Albania and Enver Hoxha's legacy
Albania’s iron communist regime survived until 1990, five years after the death of its great dictator, Enver Hoxha....
The imaginary enemy
Hoxha's bunkers remind Albanian's of the destructive paranoia of their recent past. But they are being re-used and...