NATO and its expansion—despite the fact that it was effective in the past—cannot provide answers to every transatlantic security issue. The fall of the Berlin Wall was indeed one of the most remarkable events in the twentieth century. The German reunification and retreat of Soviet forces in the 1990s did open a new era of reform in Europe as the German diplomat Mr. Wolfgang Ischinger stressed. Henceforth, the NATO of 1989 has proven to be […]
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Even 15 years after the last conflict in Kosovo, North Mitrovica is a “no-mans-land” and remains a divided city along Ibar River. The break-up of Yugoslavia brought the Western Balkan region in the center of the world’s attention. Once a well consolidated economic and political union, the Balkans has turned into one of the largest flashpoints of conflict, genocide and humans rights violations. Clearly, the 1990s Balkan conflict received particular attention from the United Nations and […]
After two years of revolution, protests, and violence, it is unlikely that genuine democracy will flourish in the Middle East. Democracy, an ancient term and political system, is perceived today as the “ideal” form of governance. It is promoted by the West and lately aimed at the Middle East and developing world. Implementing democratic systems differs from country to country and it’s highly influenced by many factors. The main factors are considered to be: 1) […]