Crisis prevention – still an illusion ?
IFIMES looks at things differently. Its contributors and their works are selected for the breadth of their vision as well as their intimate knowledge of a specific country. IFIMES contributors work to enlighten developments across regions – the Middle East and Southeast Europe – as well as between countries. To those who believe that Iraq represents unique challenges or that Bosnia- Herzegovina is a one-off exception to global developments, IFIMES responds that informed observers must identify both the shared and unique characteristics of each situation to gain a full understanding of viable policy options.
The reader will find in the following pages the best thinking of the most informed and creative specialists on these areas, along with an unfailing resolve to analyze critically and comparatively the most pressing issues of our time. In the following pages, these contributors inform, analyze, and provoke. Whenever possible and appropriate, they prescribe policy options. The essays contribute knowledge, insight, and original ideas of value both to general readers and to specialists in the region.
Dr. Robert J. Donia
President of the Council of the International Institute
for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)
and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan
ABOUT THE IFIMES INSTITUTE
FOUNDERS OF ICTAC - INTERNATIONAL COUNTER-TERRORISM ACADEMIC COMMUNITY
THE END OF PADDY ASHDOWN’S POLITICAL CAREER?
IS SERBIA THREATENED BY THE »ARGENTINEAN SYNDROME« AND A NEW WAVE OF ANTISEMITISM?
PUBLIC DIPLOMACY: BASIC CONCEPTS AND TRENDS
»CONCLAVE« ON THE VLASIC MOUNTAIN – STRENGTHENING THE REFORMS OR GETTING READY TO BOYCOTT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN BIH?
THE SPEECH OF THE DP CHAIRMAN, PROF. DR. SALI BERISHA, HELD IN THE 8TH NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE PALACE OF CONGRESSES; TIRANA
MODERATE (POLITICAL) ISLAM – A NEW ALLY OF THE WEST
PEACEFUL AND STABLE BALKANS - DO WE EXPECT TOO MUCH?
WHO IS FINANCING THE NETWORK OF THE HAGUE INDICTED RADOVAN KARADŽIĆ?
NANO GOVERNMENT PREPARES MANIPULATION OF ELECTIONS
WHAT DIRECTION SHOULD UN REFORM TAKE?
THE BAGHDAD ASSASSINATION OF MITHALA AL-ALUSI AND THE MURDER OF HIS TWO SONS
VICE-PRESIDENT OF SDS FILED A SUIT AGAINST THE IFIMES
DR HARIS SILAJDŽIĆ VISITS IFIMES
EP RAPPORTEUR FOR SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO VISITS IFIMES
FACTORS WHICH SPEED UP THE DISINTEGRATION OF MULTIETHNIC STATES
EUROPEAN UNION AND THE WORLD TODAY
REFORM OF THE LAW OF OBLIGATIONS IN KOSOVO
REGIONALISATION AND DECENTRALISATION OF SLOVENIA