DPC-D4D Policy Note
DPC Senior Associate analyzes the mixed legacy of outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her leadership of the EU on enlargement policy towards the Western Balkans, arguing for the need to reset and revitalize German enlargement policy after Merkel.
In this policy note Valery Perry argues that the two elements of the current election law/constitutional reform discussions – election integrity and power allocation– be disentangled, with an emphasis on achieving the former. She then outlines some principles that should ideally drive consultation processes on the kind of social contract citizens want to see.
EUFOR – and the NATO HQ in BiH – have their Chapter 7 mandates to maintain a safe and secure environment (SASE) in BiH up for annual renewal in November, where a Russian and veto may be cast against them. DPC’s latest policy note proposes a course of action which can secure SASE.
DPC Policy Paper
This paper is the first in a series of policy papers/notes which constitute the central component of the DPC project “The Decline of the Rule of Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Role and Responsibility of the International Community.”
Peter Lippman’s book on return, engagement, and peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina offers an excellent historical survey of the past 25+ years, while providing insights that should inform current policy making.
In this open letter, catalyzed by the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia in cooperation[…]
In this blog DPC’s Valery Perry considers the impact on democratic systems when it becomes structurally or socially impossible to exist as an independent, looking at recent cases in the US and in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
DPC and Eurothink are pleased to share our report, Sell Out, Tune Out, Get Out, or Freak Out? Understanding Corruption, State Capture, Radicalization, Pacification, Resilience, and Emigration in Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia.
Valery Perry considers the false choices emerging in discussions about election and constitutional reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina, drawing comparisons to other similar false choices that have been politically weaponized in the US.