03 December - Armina Mujanović
In light of the ICTY’s recent judgments in the cases of Ratko Mladić and Jadranko Prlić et al., Bosnia and Herzegovina seems to have plummeted into a sea of extreme nationalism. DPC Associate Armina Mujanović shares her opinion on what it all means for ordinary citizens.
Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladić was convicted on November 22 on 10 of the 11 counts he was charged with, in four joint criminal enterprises. Yet as the verdict finally delivers some measure of justice for victims of the war in BiH, the country and entire region remain subject to the agendas of the 1990s. DPC co-founder and senior associate Kurt Bassuener offers his reflections.
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15 November 2017 - Bodo Weber OpEd
The opening of a new phase in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue was direly needed to avoid its failure. Confusion in Prishtina and Belgrade about the aim of this new phase reflects the temporary absence of a key actor – Germany, argues DPC Senior Associate Bodo Weber in his latest Op-Ed for Prishtina Insight.
03 November - Kurt Bassuener, Andreja Stojkovski, and Ljupcho Petkovski
Having crushed his political opponents at the local level, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev now must demonstrate his vision of “one society” – and develop a strategy to achieve it. DPC co-founder and senior associate, Kurt Bassuener, writes with his Eurothink hosts Andreja Stojkovski and Ljupcho Petkovski on the dynamics as they present themselves in the aftermath of the second round of municipal elections on October 29th.
28 October - Kurt Bassuener
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Yee told Serbians what they didn’t want to hear: that their straddle of the West and Russia is not tenable. DPC co-founder Kurt Bassuener argues that the EU and its member states ought to be sending the same message. Both Belgrade and the EU need to choose.
3 December 2017 — Armina Mujanović
As I’m getting ready to leave Sarajevo for a conference to speak on the challenges of violent extremism in the Western Balkans and about my experiences in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I can’t help but wonder if “violent” is the type of extremism I want and need to talk about. The last week has been like a whirlwind in the region, starting with the ICTY verdict sentencing Ratko Mladić to life imprisonment on November 22, and ending with the public and broadcasted suicide of Slobodan Praljak on November 29, moments after the judges delivered their decision confirming his conviction for war crimes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 October 2015
DPC Policy Note New Series #11 By Patrick Dick