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Kurt Bassuener Remembers Paddy Ashdown

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.

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Paper on BiH entities' labor laws

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.

DPC's Bodo Weber discusses NATO, Russia, Montenegro

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.

DPC participation in 94th Rose-Roth Seminar

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.

Valery Perry speaks with the Institute for International Studies AGORA about issues related to efforts to counter violent extremism

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.

Valery Perry keynote speaker at conference, 'Foreign Terrorist Fighters - Challenges for South East Europe'

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.

Senior Associate Valery Perry's survey for the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) on efforts in Southeastern Europe to prevent/counter violent extremism

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.

Senior Associate Valery Perry to appear at US Congress' Helsinki Committee hearing on May 25

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.

Democratization, Authoritarianism, and Radicalization - Exploring the Connections

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.