Half a million people turned up in Zagreb for the Croatia team’s homecoming following the World Cup in Russia. Photograph: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

Charlie was the first to go. Vedran Corluka, who goes by that nickname, announced his international retirement on August 10th via his Instagram accoun(...)

Rabbi of the Jewish community in Croatia, Luciano Mose Prelevic (left) and  Ognjen Kraus, the co-ordinator of the country’s Jewish communities,   lay a wreath at at the site of the Jasenovac concentration camp  on April 15th. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

When Croatian officials gather on Friday at the site of the Jasenovac concentration camp, where the country’s 1940s fascist regime slaughtered tens of(...)

Bodyguards protect Serbia’s prime minister Aleksandar Vucic during unrest at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre on July 11th. Photograph: Ivan Sebalj/Avaz/Reuters

This has been a long, hot summer of powerful and painful memories in the Balkans, and it has made some people fear for the region’s future. On a swel(...)

A father and son, Serb refugees from Krajina in the aftermath of Croatia’s ‘Operation Storm’, walk alongside refugee vehicles near the Bosnian Serb city Banja Luka on August 10th, 1995. Photoraph:  Ranko Cukovic/Reuters

When the Croatian military’s Operation Storm rumbled towards the Serb-separatist-held town of Knin 20 years ago, eight-year-old Anja Raskovic stuffed (...)