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“Balkanizing” the War on Terror

“Balkanizing” the War on Terror

While the EU and the US must reassess risks and potential investments in the Western Balkans they must also learn to separate the politics from the true security threats.

Stability, Cooperation and Integration: The Future of Serb-Albanian Relations

Stability, Cooperation and Integration: The Future of Serb-Albanian Relations

The relations between Albania and Serbia depends on a precondition: mutual recognition as equals which means relinquishing the idea of hegemony in favour of cooperation.

In Good Faith? Reconsidering the Impact of Religion on Negotiated Settlements

In Good Faith? Reconsidering the Impact of Religion on Negotiated Settlements

Responses provoked by the religious identity of insurgents may be as crucial to explaining the dearth of negotiated settlements as how religion shapes rebel behavior.

Peace and Reconciliation in the Balkans: Croatia vs. Serbia

Peace and Reconciliation in the Balkans: Croatia vs. Serbia

Reconciliation is a slow process but when there is political will, changes can occur and victims can eventually get redress through justice, truth and memory.

Queering Paradigms: From Individual Resistance to Global-Local Impact

Queering Paradigms: From Individual Resistance to Global-Local Impact

Performative scholarship as activism promises further advances in Social Justice. Ethically, there is no ‘mere criticality'; there is always also societal responsibility.

International Security in the Anthropocene

International Security in the Anthropocene

Climate change is a production issue, not a matter of environmental protection. Recognizing that the world is changing rapidly is the key to successful social adaptation.

Learning How Not to Scare People: The Paradox of Counterinsurgency

Learning How Not to Scare People: The Paradox of Counterinsurgency

Scaling down the revered cult of counterinsurgency in future interventions, may be the only way to provide missions with a sense of real international purpose.

Emotions in IR: The ‘Dog That Did Not Bark’

Emotions in IR: The ‘Dog That Did Not Bark’

This brief exploration highlights the extent to which emotions have a social, cultural and political dimension that is pervasive at the international level.

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The Roma/Gypsies: “Outcasts” of Europe

The Roma story has not been the story of the powerful. It is a story of the ones that have done whatever they could in order to survive in a very adverse environment.

Politics of Refugee Governance

Politics of Refugee Governance

Tensions within the international humanitarian architecture make it currently ill-equipped to cope with refugee situations with a long-term vision to complex dynamics.

NORAD’s Evolving Role in North American Homeland Defense

NORAD’s Evolving Role in North American Homeland Defense

By co-opting Santa and Superman, NORAD demonstrates to the public that American military supremacy cannot be matched, and even extends to superheroes and Santa Claus.