Category: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Russia looks to Balkans as a battlefield in ‘political war’ with the West

     

With migration, Russian aggressiveness and Brexit, the European Union is taking the western Balkans seriously again, the New York Times reports: The bloc’s strategy for the Western Balkans, published in February,… Read more »

West vs. Russia: sharp-power struggle in Balkans – region least resilient to fake news

     

The West is fighting back against Russia in a battle for influence in the Balkans. The latest charge is being led by Britain. Seven years after shutting down in Belgrade,… Read more »

Digital Counterterrorism: Fighting Jihadists Online

     

In 2015, the International Republican Institute – a core institute of the National Endowment for Democracy – developed a Task Force of Western Balkan legislators, academics and thought leaders focused… Read more »

Sarajevo’s War Childhood Museum is ’30 Under 30′ innovator

     

  Forbes has revealed its third annual “30 Under 30 Europe” list, featuring 600 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across Europe under the age of 30 in 20 different categories…. Read more »

Russian sharp power fuels Balkans’ democratic regression

     

  Growing Russian influence in the Balkans is undermining democratic institutions and retarding regional states’ prospects of accession to the European Union, observers suggest. The EU is launching a diplomatic… Read more »

Democracy jobs

     

Check out the following opportunities in the democracy assistance, human rights and related fields. National Endowment for Democracy Job #1768 – Program Assistant, Research and Conferences Program – International Forum… Read more »

Southeast Europe: strengthen democracy to counter malign foreign influence

     

US withdrawal from the Balkans, mainly due to the absence of a consistent foreign policy agenda, has created a vacuum of leadership that other political actors are trying to assume…. Read more »

As West dithers, Russia ups its game in the Balkans

     

Tensions are rising between west and east and over the Balkans. Albania, Macedonia, Serbia and other Balkan countries that aspire to EU membership remain a long way from entry because… Read more »

Will the Balkans be Russia’s next virtual battlefield?

     

Russia’s efforts to project its power abroad are likely to continue and to expand, observers suggest. The Kremlin’s disinformation campaigns seek to “crumble democracies from the inside out” by “winning… Read more »

Populism’s false promise could ‘reinvigorate liberal democracy’

     

The resurgence of populism has disrupted the post-Cold War political order and raised the prospect of instability in Europe and Eurasia, according to Nations in Transit 2017, the 22nd edition… Read more »