06 August 2019 - Valery Perry
In this blog DPC Senior Associate Valery Perry notes that while in the wake of Christchurch and El Paso it is high time that far-right/nationalist extremism be accorded serious policy attention, the key emerging dynamic of concern is reciprocal radicalization between far-right/nationalist extremism and ISIS-inspired violent extremism.
24 June 2019 - Valery Perry and Kurt Bassuener
In this blog post, Valery Perry and Kurt Bassuener reflect on an interesting example of zero-sum Balkan politics finding its way into policymaking and politics in the U.S. The intersection of census data collection and identity politics has negative short- and long-term impacts on the health of democracy, everywhere.
29 May 2019 - DPC Senior Associates
DPC calls on European leaders and MEPs in the incoming European Parliament to take an unprecendented step: to align along an open society, civic and social liberal platform in electing the new Commission President and assembling the new Commission to tackle the interrelated challenges of national populism, the worsening climate emergency, and growing inequality. This demands not only political bravery and vision, but direct confrontation with illiberals in each party group’s ranks.
23 May 2019 - Kurt Bassuener and Toby Vogel
Kurt Bassuener and Toby Vogel argue that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European People’s Party Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber should dissociate themselves forthwith from the Croatian HDZ’s efforts to associate them with their nationalism, revisionism, and irredentism.
08 May 2019 - Ivana Jordanovska
Senior Associate Ivana Jordanovska assesses the impact of Stevo Pendarovski’s victory in the North Macedonian presidential elections – and what it could mean for the acceleration of reform in the country.
6 August 2019 — Valery Perry
The designation of the mass murder in El Paso as an act of domestic terrorism was necessary and correct. Far from a random act of violence, this incident had a political ideology at its core, and the perpetrator, having been radicalized in that ideology, decided to use violence to further not just his interests, but the broader, long-term aims of fellow ideological travelers. This fraternity of extremists is now more easily connected than ever before thanks to the Internet, and the open and closed discussion fora within which people stew in like-minded juices, further radicalizing and reinforcing one another.
29 May 2017
Senior Associate Valery Perry spoke to a group of participants in the Humanity in Action (HIA) “Breaking Boundaries” study trip in Bosnia and Herzegovina, being held from May 26 - June 25. Fifteen HIA fellows from seven countries are taking part in the program this year. Perry’s lecture was titled, “Navigating the Post-Dayton Conundrums.”
11 April 2017
DPC’s new policy paper ‘Substantial Change on the Horizon? A Monitoring Report on the EU’s New Bosnia and Herzegovina Initiative,’ authored by Senior Associate Bodo Weber, with Senior Associate Valery Perry contributing, and supported by the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation in BiH, received wide media coverage in BiH, throughout the region and beyond.
10 April 2017
Today, the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation’s office in BiH published the paper ‘The new labor legislation in BiH, EU reforms and the International Financial Institutions: overdue structural reforms or neoliberal reduction of labor rights?‘ authored by DPC Senior Associate Bodo Weber. The paper offers the first detailed analysis of the new, controversial entity labor laws adopted in 2015 as part of the Reform Agenda for BiH.
27 March 2017
DPC Senior Associate Bodo Weber participated, together with The Atlantic‘s Moscow correspondent Jeffrey Tayler, in the online debate ‘NATO Enlargement and the Case for Montenegro’ organized by DEBATES.EU. Weber and Tayler discussed Montenegro’s bid for NATO membership during which the debate broadened to cover the tense relationship among NATO, the West and Russia.
24 March 2017
DPC Senior Associate Valery Perry delivered a presentation entitled, “Efforts to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism in South-East Europe” at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 94th Rose-Roth Seminar, Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group, held in Sarajevo from March 21-23, 2017.
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.