Post Tagged with: "Balkans"

Balkan Schrodinger’s Cat: The Case of Macedonian Democracy

Balkan Schrodinger’s Cat: The Case of Macedonian Democracy

Urgent reforms on systemic rule of law issues and the restoration of freedom of expression need to occur in order to determine the future of Macedonian democracy.

A Goal at a Time: Sports and Kosovo’s Statehood

A Goal at a Time: Sports and Kosovo’s Statehood

Battling the everyday struggles of a lagging economy, it is the next goal or gold medal that Kosovo greatly relies on for the dissemination of its political voice.

Review – After Ethnic Conflict

Review – After Ethnic Conflict

An insightful account of persisting ethnic divisions in the power-sharing institutions and broader post-conflict political context of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia.

Islam, National Identity and Choices of Faith in the Post-Communist Balkans

Islam, National Identity and Choices of Faith in the Post-Communist Balkans

In the prevailing nationalist discourse any discoveries of faith raise the suspicion of a religious obscurantism, extra-territorial allegiances, or threats of terrorism.

“Pax Russica” in the Balkans: Serbia Between Myth and Reality

“Pax Russica” in the Balkans: Serbia Between Myth and Reality

The article critically examines the misconceptions and prejudices of Russia’s political elite and ideological thinkers regarding Serbia

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.

Rama-Vucic: A Historic Visit?

Rama-Vucic: A Historic Visit?

Doubts about the view that current tensions in Albania-Serbia relations are based on long-standing projects of greater nation-state expansion. Such narratives are myths.

The Permanent Interim: Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Ongoing Educational Crisis

The Permanent Interim: Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Ongoing Educational Crisis

The continuation of “us” vs. “them” policies that marginalize minorities cannot bode well for a fragile country’s future. Education should be seen as a security issue.

Review – Balkan Genocides: Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing

Review – Balkan Genocides: Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing

Mojzes’ analysis of Balkan genocides of the 20th Century imparts vital facts on mass violence, but is dented by insufficient knowledge of legal frameworks.

Review – The Politics of Nation-Building

Review – The Politics of Nation-Building

Harris Mylonas’ novel approach to nation-building not only pioneers a new theory in the well-trodden ethnopolitics field, but also integrates international relations with comparative politics.

The Sejdic and Finci Case: More Than Just a Human Rights Issue?

The Sejdic and Finci Case: More Than Just a Human Rights Issue?

The Sejdic and Finci ruling highlighted the human rights difficulties which are still present in Bosnia. The future of Bosnia as an EU member is only possible if political parties put ethnic feuds aside.

Russia’s Foreign Policy in Kosovo

Russia’s Foreign Policy in Kosovo

Russia’s Balkans strategy is one of deterrence. It will maintain a high-profile denial of Kosovo’s independence and attempt to block the new nation from the international stage.

The Significance of Kosovo*

The Significance of Kosovo*

Four years after Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, a more comprehensive settlement that ties up all the loose ends between Belgrade and Pristina is needed.

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