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Why the Balkans (a quick turn around the region in 2013)

December 31, 2013


Thankfully the Center for Preventive Action’s recent release of its Preventive Priorities Survey: 2014 doesn’t include the Balkans on its list of conflicts that could break out or escalate in the next year. So why am I still drawn to the Balkans in my study of conflict analysis and resolution? There certainly are a number […]

Revolutionary Summer Reading

August 20, 2013


My summer reading has taken my reading list on a bit of a turn toward the revolutionary… Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth From the Publisher: Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the […]

December 9, 2012


Erza has a new website! “Nationalism, no matter if it is Albanian or Serbian, will only lead to further conflicts, insecurity, and possibly even to territorial partitioning (such as possible separation of Northern Kosova).” Erza Aruqaj

Why Kosovo Still Matters

November 26, 2012


Publication Date: April 10, 2012 “The people of Kosovo—both the cleansed Albanians and the demagogically exploited Serbs—now know who their political and humanitarian friends were. One of the most outstanding European and parliamentary advocates has been Dr Denis MacShane. This will surprise none who know of his record on human rights. The book will stand as […]

Hasan Abazi Released from Serbian Jail

April 22, 2012


Serbian Court Releases Kosovo Trade Unionist Hasan Abazi was released from custody after his family paid 20,000 euro in bail and the veteran trade unionist has since crossed the border, heading home. Video: Press Briefing Hasan and Haki Abazi News Story below by Fatmir Aliu  at Balkans Insight A court in Vranje on Friday released Hasan Abazi, […]

Continued Detention of Hasan Abazi

April 10, 2012


via Daniel Serwer Dačić’s shameful revenge A friend of Hasan Abazi, an Albanian labor unionist arrested in Serbia March 28, has provided the following update: After 13 days in prison, the ILLEGAL detention of Hasan Abazi continues without word from the Serbian government regarding the case other than obtuse and inflammatory statements made in the media by […]

Hasan Abazi remanded in one-month custody

April 2, 2012


via B92 in English Hasan Abazi, who was arrested at the Končulj administrative crossing, has been remanded in custody for a month, the Higher Court in Vranje says. Abazi’s defense counsel Mladen Vasić has also confirmed the information. “He was remanded in custody based on Gnjilane District Court’s decision from 2005,” he explained and added that his client was suspected […]