Browsing All posts tagged under »southeast europe«

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

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 […]

Time to scrap “Eastern Europe” (video)

July 15, 2012


“Europe’s divisions are indeed grave. But counting the ex-communist countries as a single category is outdated and damaging” -Eastern Approaches (The Economist) Video Time to scrap “Eastern Europe”

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 […]