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Citizen Digital Diplomacy?

February 8, 2014

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Yesterday, my morning started with an exchange with Kosovo’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Petrit Selimi regarding potential naming conventions of their future armed forces. I suggested to Mr. Selimi that perhaps in a traditional sense of civil-military relations it was inappropriate to have NATO come up with a name. @Petrit @milot yet who's military is it? NATO or […]

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

December 31, 2013

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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

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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?

Reviewing my 2013 Reading List (with an eye toward 2014)

January 1, 2013

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Updated December 2013 I am reviewing my reading list I put together for 2013. It appears that other reading requirements sure got the best of this list. Here’s the list with edits and carry overs for next year’s list: The Revenge of Geography, Robert Kaplan (move to 2014) The New American Militarism, Andrew Bacevich Hybrid […]

Synergy of Coercion

December 17, 2012

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This post originally appeared as a guest post at The Prying Eye “Air power is an unusually seductive form of military strength, in part because, like modern courtship, it appears to offer gratification without commitment.” Eliot A. Cohen, “The Mystique of U.S. Air Power,” Foreign Affairs. January/February 1994. In the quote above, Cohen references in […]

December 9, 2012

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Erza has a new website! erzaaruqaj.com “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

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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 […]