All posts tagged "Bosnia-Herzegovina"

  • Democracy in the Balkans: waiting for a new 1989? An interview with Jasmin Mujanović

    While not hitting the headlines as frequently as they used to, the Western Balkans still represent a flashpoint for Europe. Recurring authoritarian trends, incomplete democratisation processes, troublesome external influences and a fading EU perspective make the region...

    • Posted October 2, 2017
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  • Is Turkey’s influence in the Balkans a matter of concern?

    During his first years as Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan spared no effort to re-establish his country’s areas of influence dating back from the Ottoman era. Such Neo-Ottoman foreign policy, who had in the former foreign minister...

    • Posted May 5, 2017
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  • Saudi investments in Bosnia: a gate to radicalisation?

    Saudi Arabia has a long history of involvement in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Since the war in the 1990s, Riyadh provided a massive flow of financial help, first straight to the struggling Bosnian government, then to a series of Saudi...

    • Posted April 14, 2017
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  • Making a virtue of Dayton’s external dimensions  

    On 9th January 2017, the Republika Srpska, one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s two entities, marked its 25th Republic Day, despite the country’s constitutional court banning the celebrations due to their discriminatory elements (the day is also an...

    • Posted January 14, 2017
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  • Education in the Balkans – filling the Gulen vacuum?

    The trend Educational institutions connected to Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Muslim cleric, have aroused considerable attention since the attempted July 15 military coup, which Gulen and his followers are accused of orchestrating. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyp Erdogan,...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • The Arab tourism boom in Bosnia: a double-edged sword?

    During the war in Bosnia, several hundred Saudi-funded, radical Arab volunteers from North Africa and the Middle East joined the regular Bosnian army in its fight against Serb and Croats forces. They were formally incorporated in the...

    • Posted September 23, 2016
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  • The militarization of policing in Bosnia-Herzegovina – new dimensions of Russian involvement

    The trend Defence and security sector reforms have been key elements of international community efforts to stabilize and transform Bosnia and Herzegovina. Indeed, reform of the armed forces – notably the unification of the country’s military –...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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