Researches

09.05.2014

SANDZAK – A REGION THAT IS CONNECTING OR DIVIDING SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO?

Sandzak is a region that is divided among Serbia and Montenegro. Six municipalities are in Serbia (Novi Pazar, Sjenica, Tutin, Prijepolje, Priboj and Nova Varoš) and six in Montenegro (Bijelo Polje, Rožaje, Berane, Pljevlja, Gusinje and Plav). On the basis of the 1991 census the number of the inhabitants of Sandzak included 420.000 people – 278.000 in Serbia and 162.000 in Montenegro, of which 54% are Muslims by ethnicity.

09.05.2014

LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT IN SLOVENIA

In Europe, local self-government has a several-century-long tradition comprising variegated regimes. The models of local self-government vary in the volume, structure, tasks and their relations to the state.

09.05.2014

THE END OF PADDY ASHDOWN'S POLITICAL CAREER?

Is Bosnia and Herzegovina after Lord Paddy Ashdown has been in the function of the High Representative for almost three years, closer to the success of becoming a modernized country according to European standards or is it closer to the »Balkan Inn«, in which it is waited for Lord Paddy Ashdown to put the light out at the time of his departure and start all over again all that has already been seen once in the spaces of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the beginning of the 1990's?

09.05.2014

IS SERBIA THREATENED BY THE »ARGENTINEAN SYNDROME« AND A NEW WAVE OF ANTISEMITISM?

The international institute IFIMES is analyzing the political situation in Serbia and is evaluating the contribution of particular parties to the progress and rapprochement of this country to the Euro-Atlantic integrations with a special emphasis on the G17 Plus party of the current Vice-President of the Government of Serbia, who is also presiding the government negotiation team for the negotiations with EU, Miroljub Labus.

09.05.2014

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY: BASIC CONCEPTS AND TRENDS

Kristina Plavšak Krajnc, M.I.A, (Master of International Relations, Columbia University) a member of the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) from Ljubljana, published her article »Public Diplomacy: basic Concepts and Trends« in a Slovene scholarly journal Teorija in praksa – Theory and Practice in March 2004 - 2004 (41), 3-4: 643-658. Hereby the article is brought to you in full, with an updated introduction (2005).

09.05.2014

DISABLING THE CONSTITUTION AND ABSENCE OF LAW IN THE PERIOD OF GOVERNING OF THE BAATH PARTY AND SADDAM HUSSEIN (1968 - AS YET)

The constitutional lives in Iraq have been unstable through more than half century. Eight constitutions had been presented, Iraqi Basic Law was presented on March 21, 1925, and which revised twice, Firstly in July of 1925 and second time in October 1943. Constitution of July 14, 1958 which was followed by constitution of April 1963, then constitution of April 22, 1964, constitution of April 29, 1964, constitution of September 1968 and the temporary constitution of 1970, which was revised many ti...

09.05.2014

WAR CRIMES

Ladies and Gentlemen: I would like first to thank you for your kind invitation to speak at this important conference concerning “Wither Iraq.” I wish to express my gratitude to the friends of the Iraqi people in the United States who are trying to help them gain their freedom, build democracy, and establish the rule of law. This desired future for Iraq could only be achieved through two important means:

09.05.2014

THE FEDERALISM AND THE FUTURE OF IRAQ

The nature and system of government in Iraq is responsible for most of its external and internal problems since its inception in 1921 and until the present time. A deficiency exists in the political and constitutional structure for Iraq since the first established constitution “Basic Law” of 1925 until the last constitution of 1970, characterized by excessive centralization and the rule of an individual especially since 1979 the year Saddam Hussein ascended to power.

09.05.2014

TURKEY: THE ARMY SIDES WITH THE AKP ISLAMISTIC GOVERNMENT

IFIMES – the International Institute for Inter-Religious, Multiethnic and Middle-East Studies in Ljubljana analyses events going on in the world. The analysis of the situation in Turkey is the contribution to the better understanding of events in Iraq and the region. The most interesting sections are given below.

09.05.2014

IS THE MACEDONIAN SUN GOING TO SHINE?

The International Institute for Inter-Religious, Multiethnic and Middle-East Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana constantly analyses events in the regions of the Balkans and the Middle East. The most interesting sections of the comprehensive analysis of events in Macedonia are given below.

09.05.2014

THE GENOCIDE AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMES IN SOUTH OF IRAQ

Genocide is aiming to kill people by different devices and it is considered as a dangerous acts that threaten security and safety of society because it result in extermination and persecution of human totally or partially because of the nature of their nationality, their race or their religion. Genocide is not a political crimes but it is a usually deliberate crime even if it’s committing by a political motivation. Genocide is an International Crime.

09.05.2014

SIMULTANEOUSLY REACHING SIX GOALS WITH AN ASSISTANCE OF SIX FACTORS

The International Institute for Inter-Religious, Multiethnic and Middle-Easte Studies (IFIMES) from Ljubljana has in line with current events in Iraq constructed an analysis of the situation. Here only the most interesting parts of a more extensive study are highlighted: