Jovanka Broz (1925-2013)

On October 20th 2013, Jovanka Broz died of a heart attack at the age of 88. Like many elderly women in Serbia, she lived out her last years in isolation and poverty. Since the death of her husband in 1980,…

Soldiers in Suits (Part 2)

If the military is indeed a professional entity, it is useful to ask what threads bind the disparate units that constitute it. Realistically, what does a front line lieutenant in Afghanistan have in common with the chief medical officer on…

Welcome to Opre Roma

Welcome to Opre Roma, the McGill International Review’s blog on the Roma and Roma issues. The who-what? “Roma”? I get this question a lot. “Who are the Roma?” people ask. My response, grudgingly, is “Well, you might know them as…