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We want to live in peace with all our neighbors.
regardless of their religion, color and origin.
Therefore, we condemn any kind of terrorism!
Ne više Pariz ni Brisel!
Mi želimo živjeti u miru sa svim našim komšijama,
bez obzira koje su vjere, boje kože i porijekla.
Zato mi osuđujemo svaku vrstu terorizma!
University Malaysia Perlis
20 Years to Trade Economic Independence for Political Sovereignty - Eva MAURINA
Aleš Debeljak +
In Defense of Cross-Fertilization: Europe and Its Identity Contradictions - Aleš Debeljak
ALEŠ DEBELJAK - ABECEDA DJETINJSTVA
ALEŠ DEBEJAK - INTERVJU; PROSVJEDI, POEZIJA, DRŽAVA
Rattana Lao holds a doctorate in Comparative and International Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and is currently teaching in Bangkok.
Director of Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Rakesh Krishnan Simha
Géométrie variable of a love triangle – India, Russia and the US
Amna Whiston is a London-based writer specialising in moral philosophy. As a PhD candidate at Reading University, UK, her main research interests are in ethics, rationality, and moral psychology.
Eirini Patsea is a Guest Editor in Modern Diplomacy, and specialist in Cultural Diplomacy and Faith-based Mediation .
Can we trust the government to do the right thing, are they really care about essential things such as environmental conditions and education in our life?
Univ. prof. Dubravko Lovrenović is one of the leading European Medievalist specialized in the Balkans, pre-modern and modern political history.
Postgraduate researcher in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Geneva-based UMEF University
professor of IT law and EU law at Banja Luka College,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Studied in Belgrade (Political Science) and in Moscow (Plekhanov’s IBS). Currently, a post-doctoral researcher at the Kent University in Brussels (Intl. Relations). Specialist for the MENA-Balkans frozen and controlled conflicts.
Aine O'Mahony has a bachelor in Law and Political Science at the Catholic Institute of Paris and is currently a master's student of Leiden University in the International Studies programme.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elodie Pichon has a bachelor in Law and Political Science at the Catholic Institute of Paris and is currently doing a MA in Geopolitics, territory and Security at King's College London. Contact : email@example.com
Qi Lin, a MA candidate of the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs. Her research focus is on cross-Pacific security and Asian studies, particularly on the Sino-U.S. relations and on the foreign policy and politics of these two.
Born in Chile and raised in Rome, Alessandro Cipri has just finished his postgraduate studies at the department of War Studies of King's College London, graduating with distinction from the Master's Degree in "Intelligence and International Security". Having served in the Italian Army's "Alpini" mountain troops, he has a keen interest in national security, military strategy, insurgency theory, and terrorism studies. His Masters dissertation was on the impact of drug trafficking on the evolution of the Colombian FARC.
Ms. Lingbo ZHAO
is a candidate of the Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Government and International Studies. Her research interest includes Sino-world, Asia and cross-Pacific.
Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus are investigative journalists attached to the Swiss-based Das Magazin specialized journal.
Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus are investigative journalists attached to the Swiss-based Das Magazin specialized journal.
Ms. Elodie Pichon,
Ms. Elodie Pichon, Research Fellow of the IFIMES Institute, DeSSA Department. This native Parisian is a Master in Geopolitics, Territory and Security from the King’s College, London, UK.
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey currently lectures on Digital-Diplomacy. "Mo" has benefited from a diverse career in investment banking & diplomacy, but his passion has been the new avenues of communication. He was Bosnia & Herzegovinas first Ambassador to the United Nations, Agent to the International Court of Justice, Foreign Minister & Signatory of the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court. He also played American football opting for a scholarship to Tulane University in New Orleans after being admitted to Harvard, oh well!!
Amanda Janoo is an Alternative Economic Policy Adviser to governments and development organizations. Graduate from Cambridge University with an MPhil in Development Studies, Amanda worked at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) supporting governments with evidence-based industrial policy design for inclusive and sustainable growth. Her research focus is on the relationship between international trade and employment generation. She has worked throughout Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa promoting greater economic self-determination and empowerment.
Why is the
Korean Reunification not to Work anytime soon
to draw the line between the recent and still unsettled EU/EURO
crisis and Asia’s success story? Well, it might be easier than it
seems: Neither Europe nor Asia has any alternative. The difference
is that Europe well knows there is no alternative – and therefore is
multilateral. Asia thinks it has an alternative – and therefore is
strikingly bilateral, while stubbornly residing enveloped in
economic egoisms. No wonder that Europe is/will be able to manage
its decline, while Asia is (still) unable to capitalize its
PARITY BE MORE PROPORTIONAL?
diplomats located in Bosnia-Herzegovina have recently launched an
initiative requesting the Parliament of one of Bosnia-Herzegovina's
two entities, the Federation, to reconstitute its upper chamber, the
House of Peoples, in line with „more proportional representation“.
Yet, how can representation in the House of Peoples be more
proportional, when already based on the principle of parity? Sounds
absurd, doesn't it? Representation can be based either on the
principle of proportionality or on the principle of parity. When
based on the principle of parity, it cannot possibly be more
proportional. Moreover, such an initiative encroaches on the
sovereign right of that very Parliament to constitute and
reconstitute itself, without external interference.
TURKEY – EU:
Waiting for Godot
Ozal, the 8th
President of Turkey submitted an application. But until today, the
have failed to convince the EU as well as the EU member states that
they are fit to be a part of the European community via the EU. They
are many factors that might have contributed to the failure of
Turkey’s application. One of the factors that has been heavily
debated is on the historical perspectives based on the culture and
identity. The European identity is one of the core importance in
discussing about EU membership or enlargement process. The question
that is being asked here is whether Turkey has that European
identity within their country. In addition if we look at the history
of Europe’s relation with the Ottoman Empire in the past would also
be a deciding factor too as some Europeans would remember the
shadows of conflict between both sides back in the day. The Ottoman
Empire and its Muslim identity as well as the Christian Europe might
have also shaped the minds of Europeans when Turkey applied for EU
membership (Multuler & Taskin, 2007)
De-evolutioning with Brexit and Trump: Where Marx went wrong
Brexit and Trump vote demonstrates a drastic incongruity with Marx’s
prediction of a “proletariat revolution” that would “destroy all
previous insecurities for, and insurance of, individual property”.
However, he stands corrected in the notion that the bourgeoisie
“creates a world in its own image” through the inevitable expansion
of capitalism globally. This is essentially the argument of this
paper. Firstly, this paper discusses the points in which Marx is
proven right – creation and expansion of a world market and
periodical commercial crises that “threaten the existence of
bourgeois property [and society]”– which this paper argues as
factors that provide some explanation for the Brexit and Trump vote.
Secondly, it concentrates on the concept of “populist nationalism”
that Marx had failed to acknowledge in his conception of a
proletariat revolution. Finally, this paper concludes by shedding
light on Marx’s concept of “false consciousness” based on the model
of “social totality” to reconcile Marx’s failure.
The World without Colonies –
Dakhla without Potemkin Village
Last November marked forty two years since 350,000
Moroccans crossed into the Western Sahara as part of the staged
manipulation called “Green March.” November 6 is a dark day for the
Saharawi people, because it epitomises Morocco’s illegal military
invasion and partial occupation of Western Sahara.
Future of the Banking Industry – Not without
Today disruption, change and competition dictate the new paradigm for the banking industry, the financial institutions are no exception to the dynamics of industrial advancement which is driven by a fast-growing cost and great pressure. The implementation of the blockchain influences a lot of stakeholders in the financial services which include customers, employees, shareholders, investors, suppliers, industry associates, education institutions, government and non-governmental organizations. The banking world is involved in quick changes of digitalization, a potential cost and labor-saving instrument, the prospects for the global finance market are so appealing that many major financial institutions are investing millions of dollars to research on what will be the best way to implement it.
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MARCH 10, 2018
Climate Change: Unfit for the residual heat
Industrial heat makes up two-thirds of industrial energy demand and almost one-fifth of global energy consumption. It also constitutes most of the direct industrial CO2 emitted each year, as the vast majority of industrial heat originates from fossil-fuel combustion. Yet despite these impressive figures, industrial heat is often missing from energy analyses. That is why this year’s World Energy Outlook takes a deep dive in this important segment of our energy system.
The European Commission's Strategy for the Western
The European Commission set a target date of 2025 for
some of the Balkan countries to join. However, Brussels sees only
Serbia and Montenegro as actual candidates. The door formally
remains open to Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia,
but these countries have been put into a grey zone with no time
frames and road maps. They have been put on hold with no tangible
prospects for membership, left without any explanation of what makes
them less valid candidates than Serbia and Montenegro, with these
two being as poor, illiberal and undemocratic as the remaining four.
ASEAN Shared - the EU twin from Asia:
– Imagining peace is a noble concept but what does it take to
“Democracy is both: the procedure and the
content. It is a periodically revisited, fine-calibrated
social contract that ties all horizontal and vertical segments
of society. Although sometimes slow, tedious and consuming, this is
still a truly comprehensive, just and sustainable way to build on
its past, live the presence and pursuit the future of a nation.”
Following the known lines of professor Anis H. Bajrektarevic on ties
that bind, hereby is the fresh take from one of the largest
democracies of the world – that of Republic of Indonesia.
1. Miscarriage of Justice at the ICTY: Bosnians consider guilty
genocide verdict for Mladić incomplete
OSCE SUPPLEMENTARY HUMAN DIMENSION MEETING
Long story of Kurz: ‘Austria You will
is a claim constantly circulating the EU: ‘multiculturalism is
dead in Europe’. Dead or maybe d(r)ead?... That much comes from
a cluster of European nation-states that love to romanticize – in a
grand metanarrative of dogmatic universalism – their
appearance as of the coherent Union, as if they themselves lived a
long, cordial and credible history of multiculturalism. Hence, this
claim and its resonating debate is of course false. It is also
cynical because it is purposely deceiving. No wonder, as the
conglomerate of nation-states/EU has silently handed over one of its
most important debates – that of European anti-fascistic identity,
or otherness – to the wing-parties. This was repeatedly followed by
the selective and contra-productive foreign policy actions of the
Union in the MENA, Balkans and Ukraine.” – wrote prof. Anis H.
Bajrektarevic in his luminary and farsighted essay Denazification
– urgently needed in Europe .
Germany that kills itself
over-financialization and hyper-deregulations of the global(-ized)
markets has brought the low-waged Chinese (peasant converted into a)
worker into the spotlight of European considerations. Thus, in the
last two decades, the EU economic edifice has gradually but steadily
departed from its traditional labor-centered base, to the overseas
investment-centered construct. This mega event, as we see now with
the Euro-zone dithyramb, has multiple consequences on both the
inner–European cultural, socio-economic and political balance as
well as on China’s (overheated) growth. That sparse, rarefied and
compressed labor, which still resides in the aging Union is either
bitterly competing with or is heavily leaning on the guest workers
who are per definition underrepresented or silenced by the
‘rightist’ movements and otherwise disadvantaged and hindered in
their elementary socio-political rights. That’s how the world’s last cosmopolitan
– Europe departed from the world of
work, and that’s why the Continent today cannot orient itself (both
critically needed to identify a challenge, as well as to calibrate
and jointly redefine the EU path). To orient, one need to center
itself: Without left and right, there is no center, right?!” – prof.
Anis H. Bajrektarevic brilliantly summarized situation in Europe
already years ago. Let’s see how it reflects on just closed German
elections, and some fallacies surrounding (interpretations of) it.
Croatia and the West Balkan
Bridge over troubled waters
– Growing meritime dispute between Croatia and Bosnia, neglected by
bilateral international agreement on the state border between Bosnia
and Herzegovina and the Republic of Croatia, known as the Agreement
on the Border between the two states, or more familiarly, as the
Tuđman-Izetbegović Agreement, signed in Sarajevo on 30 July 1999
between the then President of the Republic of Croatia, Franjo Tuđman,
and the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Alija
Izetbegović, represents in its 23 Articles, conditionally, "a valid
act since it has been applied until a new one is made" (V.Đ. Degan,
2013). This Agreement could also be perceived to contain a
transitional or provisional solution, since it has never been
ratified by any parliament and does not serve its ultimate purpose -
the permanent establishment and determination of the land and sea
border between the two neighbors. In this regard, it can even be
argued that the Republic of Croatia de facto abandoned the execution of this Agreement when its
official authorities decided to embark on the building of a
permanent construction at sea. This all supports the fact that the
issue of delimitation and demarcation at sea, especially in the area
of the Bay of Neum and the Mali Ston Bay, is still permanently
undefined and unsettled and thus requires, in our opinion, a serious
step towards opening an official dialogue with Zagreb with the
involvement of EU institutions, since the Republic of Croatia is a
member of the European Union.
it is still not sure if Donald Trump will go down in history as
champion of bombastic, but empty threats, or as somebody who did
what he threatened with, thus starting a dangerous local war with
potentially global consequences, one thing is absolutely sure:
Donald Trump, the eccentric billionare with a turbulent business
career, a showman, proved with his entry into the White House, but
as well as with the campaign waged by the so called liberals (in the
best way of almost forgotten McChartism) to evict him from there,
that the model of western democracy, especially its American
version, is irreparable corrupted. If we look at the facts as they
are, there can be no doubt about this.
Review of the Book
Europe and Africa –
Similarities and difference in Security Structures
NOVA Publishers ( https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=62974 )
“Throughout the most of human evolution both progress
as well as its horizontal transmission was extremely slow,
occasional and tedious a process. Well into the classic period of
Alexander the Macedonian and his glorious Alexandrian library, the
speed of our knowledge transfers – however moderate, analogue and
conservative – was still always surpassing snaillike cycles of our
breakthroughs. When our sporadic breakthroughs finally turned to be
faster than the velocity of their infrequent transmissions – that
very event marked a point of our departure.
The Humanitarian Law Centre NGO said it will file criminal complaints
against Serbian officials involved in handing over Bosniak refugees from
Srebrenica who fled to Serbia to Ratko Mladic’s forces.
live in a post-genocidal society, divided into ethnic-religious
ghetto by means of war. In such broken society are continually
inserted seductive and controversial concepts that serve the goals
that are not realized by means of war. The terms such as federalism,
unitarism and separatism come mainly as political games of political
life actors in our country, but regarding the separatism of the
entities RS, the Greater Serbian policy is absolutely focused on
this goal. The shaping of political reality and the main ideas in it
is a work of the ideology – par excellence, which then means
that these terms are mostly ideologically determined and conceived
in the minds of their constructors.
Bosnian Reporter Flees After Condemning Mladic Rally
Columnist Dragan Bursac has fled Banja Luka after receiving death threats from supporters of the
former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic.
Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts,
policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe
for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy. This
conversation with Dr. Anis Bajrektarevic – chairperson and
professor in international law and global political studies,
Vienna, Austria and editor of the New York-based scientific
journal Geopolitics, History, and International Relations –
is the 98th in “The Trans-Pacific View Insight Series.”
“We win, they lose” –
Wonderful world of Binary categorisations
The new Cold War knocks on our doors, suddenly.
Why so? How did it previously end?
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excellent relations between the two countries,
| Wed, June 14 2017 | 01:22 am - Donald Trump
famously said, “I was elected to represent the people of Pittsburgh, not
Paris,” when he announced the withdrawal by the United States from the Paris
Climate Agreement (PCA). Pittsburgh is a city in the Rust Belt, which
suffered from economic decline due to deindustrialization. It was
purportedly the Rust Belt that paved Trump’s path to the presidency. But
what was the Pittsburgh mayor’s reaction? “We’re actually with Paris on
this.” In fact, the majority of Rust Belt states are also. It just goes to
show, climate change and global warming goes beyond politics (although
pssst! For your information, Pittsburgh did vote for Clinton!).
upon a time, this is how fairy tales usually begin. This is not a fairy
tale, but once upon a time people used to talk about common sense and to
think based on common sense. It was never an ideal time, but always when it
seemed that the lack of common sense and the evil in us would draw the world
in the abyss of self-destruction, common sense woke up and rebelled; most
usually in combination with pragmatism. Mankind paid dearly in the ensuing
battle, it went through unbelievable horrors, but eventually common sense
would prevail. And so it went until the year 1990, when the cold war ended.
It was an extremely dangerous confrontation between two, not only
ideologically different blocks. The world peace was saved only due to the
fragile, but at the same time efficient balance of fear, namely on the
knowledge that an open armed confrontation would end without anybody being
victorious. But, as from the beginning of the last decade of the 20th
century, when East – West confrontation ended, due to the fact that the
Soviet block disintegrated, when the “dawn of democracy” begun shining on
countries, previously ruled with iron hand from one centre and by one and
only party and its repressive system, we are witnessing a constant and
steady downgrading in all sectors of life. Because of this and despite
democracy as a system, despite democratic forms and despite the multiparty
system, it is unavoidable that we put to ourselves the question: does common
sense belongs to the past, is t a relic of the past?
prof. dr. Anis Bajrektarevic
Editor - Geopolitics,
History, International Relations (GHIR) Addleton Academic Publishers - New YorK
Senior Advisory board member, geopolitics of energy Canadian energy research institute - ceri, Ottawa/Calgary
Advisory Board Chairman Modern Diplomacy & the md Tomorrow's people platform originator
Head of mission and department head - strategic studies on Asia
Professor and Chairperson Intl. law & global pol. studies
HE ONGOING PUBLIC DEBT CRISIS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION: IMPACTS ON AND LESSONS FOR VIETNAM - Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Assos. Prof. Nguyen Linh
Climate Change and Re Insurance: The Human Security Issue SC-SEA Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic & Carla Baumer
(Researcher and Lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Politics, University of Jayabaya)
Is the ‘crisis of secularism’ in Western Europe the result of multiculturalism?
Dr. Emanuel L. Paparella
A Modest “Australian” Proposal to Resolve our Geo-Political Problems
Were the Crusades Justified? A Revisiting - Dr. Emanuel L. Paparella
Earned an MA in International Relations from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom in 2013. Her research interests include foreign policy decision-making, realism and constructivism, and social psychology and constructivism.
She is an independent researcher specialized in International Politics and Peace & Conflict Studies with a regional focus on the Balkans and the Middle East.
Patricia Galves Derolle
Founder of Internacionalista
Săo Paulo, Brazil
Brazil – New Age
The political character of Social Media: How do Greek Internet users perceive and use social networks?
SWISS UMEF UNIVERSITY
is a master`s degree student on the University for Criminal justice and Security in Ljubljana. She obtained her bachelor`s degree in Political Science- Defense studies.
George Mason University School of Policy, Government, and Intl. Relations She focuses on Russia and Central Asia. Ms. Brletich is an employee of the US Department of Defense.
Dr Filippo ROMEO,
Julia Suryakusuma is the outspoken Indonesian thinker, social-cause fighter and trendsetter. She is the author of Julia’s Jihad.
Mads is an intern at PCRC. Mads Jacobsen is from Denmark and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in 'Development and International Relations' at Aalborg University...
University of Bihac, Faculty of Education, Department of English Language and Literature - undergraduate
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology, Department of English Language and Literature - graduate study
Rakesh Krishnan Simha
New Zealand-based journalist and foreign affairs analyst. According to him, he writes on stuff the media distorts, misses or ignores.
Rakesh started his career in 1995 with New Delhi-based Business World magazine, and later worked in a string of positions at other leading media houses such as India Today, Hindustan Times, Business Standard and the Financial Express, where he was the news editor.
He is the Senior Advisory Board member of one of the fastest growing Europe’s foreign policy platforms: Modern Diplomacy.
Daniele Scalea, geopolitical analyst, is Director-general of IsAG (Rome Institute of Geopolitics) and Ph.D. Candidate in Political studies at the Sapienza University, Rome. Author of three books, is frequent contributor and columnist to various Tv-channels and newspapers. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Associate at Institute of High Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (IsAG), Rome, Italy, and Ph.D. researcher at University of Padova, is IMN Country Representative in Italy.
Foreign Policy Advisor to former Croatian President Stjepan Mesić
Graduate of the London School of Economics, prof. Zlatko Hadžidedić is a prominent thinker, prolific author of numerous books, and indispensable political figure of the former Yugoslav socio-political space in 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.
Mr. Nicola Bilotta
Nicola Bilotta has a BA and a MA in History from Universitŕ degli Studi di Milano and a MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics. He works as a Global Finance Research Assistant at The Banker (Financial Times) and collaborates as an external researcher at ISAG (Istituto di Alti Studi di Geopolitica e Scienze Ausiliari) N_bilotta@lse.ac.uk
Date and Place of Birth: April 22, 1943 – Amurang, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaEducation: Bachelor in Public Administration.
Writer was a member of the House of Representatives of Indonesia (DPR/MPR-RI) period of 1987-1999, and Chairman of Committee X, cover Science and Technology, Environment and National Development Planning (1988-1997).
Currently as Obsever of Nuclear for peace.
Attached to the US-based Berkeley University, Sooyoung Hu is a scholar at its Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies Department. Miss Hu focuses on international relations, international organizations and its instruments.
Nizar Visram is a Ottawa-based free-lance writer from Zanzibar, Tanzania. Recently retired Senior lecturer on Development studies, he extensively publishes in over 50 countries on 4 continents. He can be reached at nizar1941(at)gmail.com .
He studied at the University of Michigan, He lives in: San Francisco, California: San Francisco, California, USA
Dragan Bursac, Journalist
Dr. Enis OMEROVIĆ
Max Hess is a senior political risk analyst with the London-based AEK international, specializing in Europe and Eurasia.
Michael dr. Logies, Germany
Robert J. Burrowes
has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence. He has done extensive research since 1966 in an effort to understand why human beings are violent and has been a nonviolent activist since 1981. He is the author of ‘Why Violence?’ His email address is email@example.com and his website is here.