Archive for May, 2011

Serbia-Kosovo – dialogue and creativity required to resolve sensitive issues

A conference on peace-building amongst youth from Serbia and Kosovo highlighted the need for the official negotiations to be supplemented with other activities in order to ensure that true conflict transformation and the re-building of inter-ethnic trust can occur.

Bezbednosna orijentacija Srbije

Bezbednosna orijentacija Srbije

U petak, 27. maja, u organizaciji fonda TransConflict Serbia, održan je Okrugli sto povodom objavljivanja Zbornika tekstova pod nazivom „Nova Srbija, novi NATO – vizija budućnosti za 21. vek“. Tom prilikom je okupljen značajan broj istaknutih gostiju, predstavnika akademske zajednice, nevladinog sektora i istraživačkih institucija.

Serbia – another obstacle overcome

In finally arresting Ratko Mladic, Serbia has overcome one of the prime obstacles to its European ambitions, whilst strengthening the foundations for peace and reconciliation throughout the Western Balkans.

Kosovo – Pristina's police ploy

Pristina’s attempts to inject its police into the north threaten to upset the status quo and provoke a response that may not only lead to the full partition of the Kosovo Police Service, but which could also derail talks between Serbia and Kosovo.

Kosovo – smicalica Prištine s policijom

Pokušaji Prištine da nametnu svoje policijske snage na Kosovu pretnja su trenutnom statusu quo i izazivaju odgovor koji ne samo da bi mogao dovesti do potpune podele kosovske policije (KPS), već bi mogao izbaciti iz koloseka i razgovore između Srbije i Kosova.

Simulating NATO in Serbia

Simulating NATO in Serbia

The inaugural Model NATO Serbia took place in Belgrade from 20th-22nd May, providing university students from throughout Serbia with an opportunity to directly experience NATO’s consensus-based decision-making structure.

Kosovo – the negotiations, the north and the police

Whilst Belgrade shows a willingness to compromise on specific issues, Pristina remains wedded to a maximalist stance – particularly towards the north – that inhibits its scope for making concessions and has led to suggestions that regional stability could be threatened if the spectre of partition is raised.

Milorad Dodik and the politics of referendum

Milorad Dodik and the politics of referendum

Through threats and cajolements, Dodik is proving remarkably adept

The dangerous politics of leverage – Republika Srpska

Dodik’s decision to postpone a controversial entity-wide referendum on the decisions of the international high representative will likely amount to yet another postponement of the much needed critical reexamination of the politics of the region and the political institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Structured and unstructured daily encounters in Kosovo

Structured and unstructured daily encounters in Kosovo

While political processes and politicians are in the media spotlight, policy analysis and other writings about everyday realities and peoples’ lives in Kosovo have been overlooked or forgotten.

Montenegro – assessing five years of independence

Montenegro’s first five years of independence have seen an interesting mix of change, continuity and consolidation. Progress has been significant, but there is still work to be done before the country becomes an EU member-state.

The battle of Tirana

Elections for the mayoralty of Tirana on May 8th will not only have profound ramifications for politics at the local and national level, but will also provide Albania with an important opportunity to prove its democratic credentials and political maturity to an expectant Europe.

Demografske promene u svetlu budućeg razvoja Srbije

Demografske promene nastale u Srbiji tokom poslednjih decenija,kao i posledice koje proizilaze iz nove realnosti zahtevaju ozbiljan društveno-politički angažman. Ako politička elita misli na budućnost, morala bi što pre krenuti ka preduzimanju konkretnih mera.