All posts tagged "Feature"

  • How stable is Bosnia’s instability?

    What exactly is happening in Bosnia? Since the end of the war in 1995, the former Yugoslav country has hardly witnessed a period of prolonged political calm, economic growth and proper state-building, with the three warring parties...

    • Posted April 25, 2018
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  • Serbia as the EU’s Western Balkan accession catalyst

    Those hoping for another wave of enlargement like that of 2004 will be sorely disappointed by the EU’s “enhanced” and “credible” enlargement perspective for the Western Balkans. Others are deeply concerned by the delineation of two front-runners,...

    • Posted February 12, 2018
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  • Bosnia: when poor governance meets returning jihadists

    A security crisis might – again – be in the making in the Western Balkans, with Bosnia- at its core. A series of established worrisome trends – poor governance, socio-economic apathy, high youth unemployment – is being...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • French intelligence collects evidence on Russian “invasion” of Tobruk seaport

    News about an increasing Russian interest in Cyrenaica is growing stronger by the day. According to a Russian expert writing for the prominent Middle East analysis website Al-Monitor, representatives of PM Sarraj referred to satellite data provided...

    • Posted January 22, 2018
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  • As France falters, Italy gains more leverage in the ‘enlarged Mediterranean’

    Françafrique’s days look numbered, as Paris is finally confronting the limits of its recent re-engagement in both Maghreb and Sahel. President Macron seems ready to give up the legacy of his predecessors: the reckless Libyan policy inaugurated...

    • Posted January 5, 2018
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  • Haftar welcomes French security companies and Iranian-made drones

    While the UN envoy for Libya Ghassan Salamé is working hard to amend the 2015 Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) with the overall aim of preserving Libya as a united country, foreign interventions often keep spoiling such efforts,...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Why an independent Kurdistan could suit Turkey’s strategic interests

    As widely expected, the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) held on September 25th showed huge support for the separation of Erbil from Baghdad. What failed to take place – at least, for now...

    • Posted October 8, 2017
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  • 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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  • An independent Kurdistan might still be a winning bet

    As it finally approaches the end of the hijacking of its own territory and State prerogatives by ISIS, Iraq is soon to be challenged again on its territorial integrity – and this time, victory looks more elusive....

    • Posted September 24, 2017
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  • Russia’s ‘humanitarian’ intervention in the Balkans

    Russian influence in Serbia has been vehemently debated from a number of angles; financial investments (typically loans not grants), the latter’s failure to join sanctions regimes and joint-military exercises such as those of the ‘Slavic Brotherhood’. Yet...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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