13 April 2019 - Kurt Bassuener and Toby Vogel
Wednesday’s decision by the EU’s national leaders to extend the Brexit deadline to October 31 provides a path for the common mobilization of pro-EU and Remain forces in the UK, as well as a broad popular reconnection to a Europe which needs the UK’s hitherto presumed perennial commitment to liberalism and open societies.
BCS Translation of P/CVE Policy Note now available
07 April 2019 - Valery Perry
We’re delighted to introduce the translation of this policy note, published originally in June 2017, and to make it available to readers who speak Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian throughout the former Yugoslav space.
13 January 2019 - Kurt Bassuener
The untimely death of Lord Paddy Ashdown on December 22, 2018 at age 77 has been felt deeply in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as among the country’s friends and allies. It is also deeply personal for several of us at DPC, for he was a friend and ally. His funeral was Wednesday.
DPC initiated an open letter to Western policymakers calling on them to reject ideas of partition of Kosovo, and/or land swaps with Serbia, as proposed by Serbian President Vučić in July.
Prishtina Insight Op-Ed
30 May 2018 - Bodo Weber
The EU’s incremental approach toward the political dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo has hit the wall, Senior Associate Bodo Weber argues in his latest Op-Ed. There are only two outcomes of the upcoming endpoint negotiations, he argues, either a grand comprehensive agreement, or complete failure leading to serious political instability in Serbia and the destabilization of regional security.
13 January 2019 — Kurt Bassuener
The untimely death of Lord Paddy Ashdown on December 22, 2018 at age 77 has been felt deeply in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as among the country’s friends and allies. It is also deeply personal for several of us at DPC, for he was a friend and ally. His funeral was Wednesday. As leader of the Liberal Democrats in the British Parliament, his clear and authoritative calls for international intervention during the war in Bosnia came at a time when the British government policy effectively aided in the efforts of the country’s enemies to dismember and destroy it.
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.
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.
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