Researches

09.05.2014

LIBYA - UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING, AFRICA

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarević, member of the IFIMES International Institute and professor and chairperson Intl. Law & Global Pol. Studies at the IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria, offers his observations on the ongoing Libyan affair and its impact on Africa. The most interesting sections from the analysis entitled “LIBYA - UNBE...

09.05.2014

Syria: Between oppression and freedom

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. IFIMES has analysed current events in Syria with an emphasis on the beginning of mass protests against the ruling regime. The most relevant and interesting sections from the analysis entitled “SYRIA: BETWEEN OPPRESSION AND FREEDOM” are published below.

09.05.2014

Democratic changes in the middle east: Its there a plan for the future?

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. IFIMES has been monitoring current events in the Arab world and the Middle East in view of the mass protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and other countries. The most relevant and interesting sections from the comprehensive analysis entitled “DEMOCRATIC CHANGES IN THE MIDDLE EAST: IS THERE A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE?” are published below.

09.05.2014

GENERAL DIVJAK DETAINED INSTEAD OF GENERAL MLADIĆ

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. IFIMES has prepared an analysis of the current events related to the detention of the former General of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina Jovan Divjak on 3 March 2011 in Vienna, examining the implications of his detention for the situation in the West Balkan region and for the relations between Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The most...

09.05.2014

IS TADIĆ ENTITLED TO THE THIRD TERM OF OFFICE?

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. IFIMES has analysed the current situation in Serbia in view of the recently held Democratic Party's Election Assembly and the tacit intention of Serbia's President Boris Tadić to win the third term of office as President of the Republic of Serbia. The most interesting parts from the analysis entitled "Is Tadić entitled to the third term of...

09.05.2014

NATIONALISM AND LIBERALISM: THE PARADOXES OF SELF-DETERMINATION

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. Dr. Zlatko Hadžidedić, Member of International Institute IFIMES presents his article entitled "NATIONALISM AND LIBERALISM: THE PARADOXES OF SELF-DETERMINATION". It is published in its entirety.

09.05.2014

WHEN WILL THE LAST VISA WALL IN THE WEST BALKANS FALL

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. Tanja Fajon (SD/S&D), Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Member of the EP Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Member of the EP Committee on Transport and Tourism and EP Rapporteur for visa liberalisation of West Balkan states, has presented her view on the fall of the last visa walls in the West Balkans. Her artic...

09.05.2014

SLOVENIAN - CROATIAN BORDER DISPUTE: A POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. Anže Voh Boštic, B.Sc. Political Sciences and postgraduate student at Faculty of Economy, University of Ljubljana has analyzed Slovenian - Croatian border dispute, with a special emphasis on the political perpective. His article "Slovenian - Croatian Border Dispute: A Political Perspective" is published in its entirety.

09.05.2014

Iran - Israel: peace or war?

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. Marjan Hajnal, M. Sc., member of the IFIMES International Institute, presents his view of the current Iran-Israel relations. His article entitled “IRAN - ISRAEL: PEACE OR WAR?” is here published in its entirety.

09.05.2014

WHY IT REALLY MATTERS? AND FOR WHO? THE SCHENGEN VISA LIBERALIZATION IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. Tanja Hafner Ademi, Coordinator of the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) presents her view of the Schengen Visa Liberalization in the Western Balkans. Her article entitled "Why it Really Matters? And For Who? The Schengen Visa Liberalization in the Western Balkans" is here published in its entirety.

09.05.2014

POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SECURITY PERSPECTIVES OF CHINA IN NEW GLOBAL ORDER

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. Saffet Akkaya, Colonel (Retd), Phd Candidate at the International Relations Middle East Technical University, Ankara/Turkey and Member of IFIMES International Institute has presented his views of the political, economic and security perspectives of China. His article entitled "POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SECURITY PERSPECTIVES OF CHINA IN NEW GL...

09.05.2014

POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION OF BOSNIA

Polona Mal, Tine Rus and Anže Voh Boštic, students from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, have analyzed post-conflict reconstruction in Bosnia, with a special emphasis on the role of international community. They have presented this paper at the International Seminar “Security in South Eastern Europe” in Dubrovnik in summer 2007. Their article "Post-conflict Reconstruction of Bosnia" is published in its entirety.