Researches

09.05.2014

THE ISRAELI PHENOMENON

In case somebody desired to decipher the phenomenon of Israel, he would undoubtedly first have to deal with its borders and boundaries. And not only with their physical outline, but predominately with the subjects / objects these boundaries define and categorize. But here I do not wish to speak of center and periphery, since there are countless centers and countless peripheries.

09.05.2014

WILL RUSSIA FILL THE VOID?

The International Institute for Inter-Religious, Multiethnic and Middle East Studies (IFIMES) from Ljubljana has been regularly analyzing the events in Iraq and those connected to it, especially now with the ongoing Iraqi crisis. Here only the most interesting parts of a more extensive study are highlighted:

09.05.2014

IS USA LOOSING THE WAR – MILITARILY AND POLITICALLY?

The International Institute for Inter-Religious, Multiethnic and Middle-East Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana has in light of the military operation ‘Iraqi Freedom’ run by the USA and her Allies been analyzing diplomatic and military (un)successes of the operation. The most interesting sections of the analysis are given below:

09.05.2014

STREET FIGHTING - A NIGHTMARE FOR THE ALLIES

The International Institute for Inter-Religious, Multiethnic and Middle-East Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana has in light of recent events in Iraq and the beginning of the military and political part of Baghdad operation been analyzing the mentioned events. The most interesting sections of the analysis are given below:

09.05.2014

WHO IS GOING TO REBUILD IRAQ: COALITION OR UNITED NATIONS?

The International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana has been analyzing the latest situation in Iraq with an emphasis on Rebuilding Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. The most interesting sections of the analysis are given below:

09.05.2014

SYRIA – WILL IT BE PUNISHED OR REWARDED?

The International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana has been analyzing the newest events in connection to Syria in light of the establishment of ‘The New World Order’. The most interesting sections of the analysis are given below:

09.05.2014

THE LOSERS: FROM SANKT PETERSBURG TO RIYADH

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana has been analyzing the latest events in connection to Iraq or the emergency summit of the foreign ministers of the countries bordering Iraq: Iran, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Kuwait, but also Egypt and Bahrain – in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The most interesting sections of the analysis are given below:

09.05.2014

TURKEY: ON THE TRACK OF RADICAL CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana has been analyzing the Turkish political system and the efforts of the Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan to reform the Turkish constitution. The most interesting sections of the analysis are given below:

09.05.2014

»BALKAN CULTURE« IN SLOVENIA AFTER 1991

In Slovenian music shops, the items (CDs, MCs) are classified not only according to music genres (pop-rock, ethno, jazz, classic music etc.) but also according to the provenance of the music. So, there is Slovenian, »domestic« music (in Slovenian language domača), then »foreign« (tuja ) music (predominantly of course from the Anglo-Saxon world); but there is also a curious third category, which is neither »ours« neither »theirs«, but between the two: in a paradoxical sense both »ours« and »their...

09.05.2014

RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM IN THE BALKAN WARS 1991-1995

Some of the most common explanations for the Balkan wars of the 1990s have been that they were, in the final instance, religious wars, or the consequence of national incompatibilities and cultural differences, or a return of old myths, or a thirst for revenge for historical injustices, or the logical result of the bloodthirsty »national character« of the Balkan peoples, etc. Deliberately or not, both local and foreign commentators perceived these developments as being rationally inexplicable, sp...

09.05.2014

A HURRICANE OVER BAGHDAD?

The International Institute for Inter-Religious, Multiethnic and Middle-East Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana has specially for the September issue of “Obramba” (“Defence Monthly”), a Slovenian professional journal dealing with defence-military issues, prepared the analysis of events going on in Iraq and the region. Since it is a very complex question concerning not only the regions of the Middle East but the whole global community, the experts of the Institute have, together with their co-operator...

09.05.2014

RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM IN THE BALKAN WARS 1991-1995

Some of the most common explanations for the Balkan wars of the 1990s have been that they were, in the final instance, religious wars, or the consequence of national incompatibilities and cultural differences, or a return of old myths, or a thirst for revenge for historical injustices, or the logical result of the bloodthirsty »national character« of the Balkan peoples, etc. Deliberately or not, both local and foreign commentators perceived these developments as being rationally inexplicable, sp...