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Mogherini's Western Balkans tour: A missed opportunity to defend Montenegro against Russian meddling

7 March 2017 — Bodo Weber

Last week, Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign and security policy chief, hit the road for her first trip to the entirety of the so-called “Western Balkans Six,” the region’s countries not yet part of the Union, to assure them that their membership perspective was still alive. This was a noble undertaking, given the crucial elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany scheduled to take place this year that could rock the European Union and send it spiraling into a deep internal crisis.

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Valery Perry speaks with the Institute for International Studies AGORA about issues related to efforts to counter violent extremism

6 January 2017

DPC Senior Associate Valery Perry speaks with the Institute for International Studies AGORA about issues related to efforts to counter violent extremism.

Valery Perry keynote speaker at conference, 'Foreign Terrorist Fighters - Challenges for South East Europe'

28 November 2016

DPC Senior Associate Valery Perry was the keynote speaker at the conference, “Foreign Terrorist Fighters - Challenges for South East Europe” held at the RACVIAC Center for Security Cooperation in Zagreb from November 22-24, 2016.

Valery spoke about issues and efforts related to preventing/countering violent extremism in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.

Senior Associate Valery Perry's survey for the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) on efforts in Southeastern Europe to prevent/counter violent extremism

14 August 2016

DPC Senior Associate Valery Perry recently prepared a survey for the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) on efforts in Southeastern Europe to prevent/counter violent extremism.

Senior Associate Valery Perry to appear at US Congress' Helsinki Committee hearing on May 25

24 May 2016

Dr. Valery Perry will appear along with three other witnesses at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 25 at the Capitol Visitor Center, Room 212-10.

Democratization, Authoritarianism, and Radicalization - Exploring the Connections

29 April 2016

DPC Senior Associate Kurt Bassuener participated in the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy’s 17th annual conference, entitled “Democratization, Authoritarianism, and Radicalization - Exploring the Connections”, held in Washington, D.C. on April 21st.

21st Annual ASN World Convention

21 April 2016

DPC Senior Associate Valery Perry, together with Soeren Keil of Canterbury Christ Church University, co-chaired two panels at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Nationalities on the topic of “The Business of State Capture in the Western Balkans”, April 14-16, 2016.

Letter to the Editor in The Economist

13 February 2016

Valery Perry responds to an article on an increase in Arab investment in and around Sarajevo, noting the lack of transparency and accountability in recent foreign investments.

DPC Advance Preview of the 2015 EC Progress Report for Bosnia and Herzegovina

20 October 2015

DPC Policy Note New Series #11 By Patrick Dick