Archive for the ‘Conflict & Diplomacy’ Category

Is it Safe to Go Home Now?

By Ky Krauthamer + November 6th, 2012

Belgium’s “safe country of origin” list includes just seven countries, six from the Balkans.

Another Russian Rights Worker in the Cross Hairs

By Barbara Frye + October 5th, 2012

We’ve been here before. Let’s hope it doesn’t lead where it often does.

In Bosnia, What’s Next?

By S. Adam Cardais + October 4th, 2012

Post-Dayton Bosnia is broken. Can it be fixed?

Would Serbs Trade Kosovo for the EU?

By S. Adam Cardais + September 21st, 2012

The question is in the air this week with Belgrade saying it might hold a referendum on Kosovo

Kosovo: The Challenges Ahead

By S. Adam Cardais + September 13th, 2012

By gaining full independence this week, Kosovo reached a political milestone. But major hurdles remain.

Europe: Too Afraid to Fail?

By S. Adam Cardais + September 6th, 2012

Fear inspired the EU’s creation – will fear save it?

Israel and the Great Game

By Jeremy Druker + July 25th, 2012

It makes strategic sense for Israel to cozy up to the nasty regimes of Central Asia, but will the public care?

A Common Market to De-Balkanize the Balkans?

By Ky Krauthamer + July 6th, 2012

The fatal flaw of “Balkan Benelux” is the brutal fact that wider Europe doesn’t need these four countries.

Much Ado About Nothing

By S. Adam Cardais + July 5th, 2012

With Kosovo gaining full sovereignty in September, what are the security implications?

Russian Team Uncovers Stuxnet on Steroids

By S. Adam Cardais + June 1st, 2012

A Moscow-based computer security firm says Flame, a new super-cyberweapon found on Iranian computers, dwarfs the infamous Stuxnet worm

Rewrite the Azerbaijan Narrative

By Jeremy Druker + May 23rd, 2012

We need to do a better job of considering Azerbaijan’s role much more broadly than just an energy powerhouse that often gets a free ride from the West.

Yellow-Bellied European Pols Deserve Yellow Cards

By Ky Krauthamer + May 11th, 2012

“I can understand the politicians who sympathize with Yulia Tymoshenko, but nothing stands in their way to express this sympathy in a clear way during the championships.”

Belgrade Culture Clash

By Ky Krauthamer + April 27th, 2012

“Our staff felt like its personal safety was in jeopardy. For this reason we were forced to cancel our participation”

The Balkan Jobs Crisis

By S. Adam Cardais + April 19th, 2012

Why is unemployment so high in the western Balkans, and what can be done?

On Edge in Macedonia

By Barbara Frye + April 17th, 2012

Is someone trying to light the fuse on an explosive situation?

Bosnia 2025

By S. Adam Cardais + April 5th, 2012

A polymathic group offers five scenarios for the future of Bosnia

(Mis)Education in Bosnia

By S. Adam Cardais + March 22nd, 2012

An acclaimed Bosnian writer details the alarming state of post-war education in his homeland

Bosnia’s Largely Unknown Role in Gaddafi’s Fall

By Jeremy Druker + March 7th, 2012

According to one insider, Bosnia supplied the swing vote during the UN Security Council resolution that authorized military intervention against Libya.

Defining Identity

By Barbara Frye + March 6th, 2012

A few recent scientific, sociological, and political approaches to the issue highlight the best and worst uses of identity.

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