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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 […]

Around the Balkans in Forty Days by Alexandre Cartographik

February 2, 2013


This interesting travelblog posted this map and video of trip AROUND the Balkans in 40 days. I note AROUND as it seems to miss the heart of the Balkans and a few significant localities (Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia). Nonetheless, I would love to make this trek. Maybe during the upcoming federal government furlough?

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

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 […]

So similar, so different, so European

March 3, 2012


Under the campaign slogan ‘So similar, so different, so European’, a new video clip produced by the European Commission encourages the viewer to challenge their perception of the countries of Southeast Europe that are hoping to join the EU. The video forms part of a wider campaign that aims at raising awareness and showing another side of […]

In Balkans, Smuggling Forges a Rare Unity

October 29, 2011


via NY Times… But as is often the case in this impoverished region, the truth is more complicated. In this instance, the authorities say, it reveals how a furious effort to protect a lucrative oil-smuggling racket has morphed into an international incident infused with troubling memories of the Balkan ethnic carnage of the ’90s. With […]

US Prosecutor to Lead Organ Trafficking Investigation

August 30, 2011


Via Balkan Insight John Clint Williamson has been appointed as the lead prosecutor for an investigation into allegations of organ trafficking by the Kosovo Liberation Army in northern Albania. Williamson, who played a key role in bringing indictments against Slobodan Milosevic, will serve as the lead prosecutor in a seven-member task force headquartered in Brussels but operating […]