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.
03 May 2019 - Valery Perry
Valery Perry reviews Keefe’s new book Say Nothing on the Troubles in Northern Ireland, reflecting on lessons for the Western Balkans related to conflict resolution, and also individual and group radicalization.
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.
29 May 2019 — DPC Senior Associates
Will EU leaders have the courage and vision to build critical mass for open societies facing common, even civilizational, challenges? The European Parliament elections delivered a sharp blow to the two formerly dominant groups, the European Peoples’ Party (EPP) and the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), winning 178 and 149 seats, respectively. Even added together at 327 seats (43.5%), the two “people’s party” groupings have nearly 50 seats fewer than the 376 required to form a majority in the 751 seat Parliament, and to elect the next Commission President.
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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