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April 2012

The Centre for Southeast European Studies is launching its new website with news of events, projects and publications: http://www.suedosteuropa.uni-graz.at/en

January 2012

Comment for Anerkennung Sloweniens und Kroatiens vor 20 Jahren „Oder es wird zerfallen“, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 15.1.2012

Article on the Conference Debating the End of Yugoslavia in Graz in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 11.1.2012.

November 2011

Just published with Soeren Keil ” The Bosnian Crisis and the Independence of Kosovo” in Kosovo: independence, status, perspectives

Interview for Vijesti

Just published: Special issue of Europe-Asia Studies on Unconditional Conditionality? The Impact of EU Conditionality in the Western Balkans

Visit the website of the conference “Debating the End of Yugoslavia” with Podcasts and Photos

Interview for Buka

June 2011

The Western Balkans after the ICJ Opinion in the Chailliot Paper The Western Balkans and the EU: ‘the hour of Europe’ edited by Jacques Rupnik

Interview for the Novi Sad daily Dnevnik.

May 2011

Op-ed in the Austrian daily Die Presse on the arrest of Ratko Mladic: Der Massenmörder, der Held

Interviews for Vecernji List, Glas Srpske, Radio Free Europe, Buka and Slobodna Bosna on the political crisis in Bosnia

March 2011

Op-ed in the Austrian daily Die Presse on the arrest of Jovan Divjak in Vienna: Zur Verhaftung von Jovan Divjak: Der falsche serbische General

Feburary 2011

Op-Ed in the Austrian daily Die Presse on the lessons learnt for the Tunisian democracy movement from Eastern Europe:  Was Tunesiens Demokraten von Osteuropa lernen können

October 2010

See new EUI working paper on dual citizenship including my contribution “Dual Citizenship can be a solution, not a problem”.

September 2010

Presentation at a Conference on Power-Sharing in post-Ottoman States (Bosnia, Lebanon and Iraq) in Beirut.

Since 1 September I have taken up the post of Professor for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz.

July 2010

Articles, comments and debate about funny student exam answers on Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe from my blog.

Comments on the ICJ ruling: Kosovo, Serbia and Bosnia after the ICJ ruling for Open Democracy.

Comment on the ICJ ruling: After the ICJ Opinion: Ways Out of Deadlock for Balkan Insight.

Working Paper on Policing the Peace after Yugoslavia: Police Reform between External Imposition and Domestic Reform published by GRIPS (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies), Tokyo.

Comment on Dual Citizenship can be a solution, not a problem to the EUDO citizenship debate.

April 2010

Op-ed for European Voice with Rosa Balfour on Bosnia fatigue, and how to deal with it

Policy paper for the European Policy Center on Constitutional reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina: preparing EU accession

Interview for BBC Serbian, Stajnberg i Moratinos u BiH, 7.4.2010.

March 2010

Interview for Most, Radio Free Europe: Dodika zanima vlast, a ne otcjepljenje RS

Interview for Radio Free Europe: Ne verujem da Srbija želi da joj Ganić bude izručen, 7.3.2010 (for some of the same arguments in English, see my blog).

February 2010

Chapter “Executive Power-Sharing” in Marc Weller and Katherine Nobbs (eds), Political Participation of Minorities. A Commentary on International Standards and Practice, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Chapter “The Challenges of Democratisation and Human Rights–1998-2008” in Erhard Busek, Björn Kühne (eds), From Stabilisation to Integration. The Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, Vienna-Cologne-Weimar: Böhlau Verlag, 2010, Vol. 1, 33-44.

Chapter “Granice stvaranja drzave: Da li Bruxellesu dovoljan Dayton?” in Helmut Kurth (ed.), Bosna i Hercegovina – 2014. Gdje zelimo stici?, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung 2009. (click here to download book)

January 2010

Interview for the Bosnian weekly Slobodna Bosna on constitutional changes and the current crisis in Bosnia

A special issue of Global Society on the Global Impact of 1989 was just which I co-edited with Holly Case.

December 2009

A comment for Balkan Insight on the situation in Bosnia: Dayton Bosnia May Be Over – But What Next?

Just published with Sören Keil an article on power-sharing in the Balkans: Power-Sharing Revisited: Lessons Learned in the Balkans?, Review of Central and East European Law, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2009 , pp. 337-360(24)

November 2009

Interview for Radio Kosova is available on the radio website.

Interview for Radio Dukagjin, Kosovo was just published on Telegrafi.com

The blog entry on Butmir was just re-published in Bosnia at Buka.

Just published with Jenni Winterhagen an article on Montenegro in Südosteuropa: Erst der Staat – dann die Nation: Staats- und Nationsbildung in Montenegro, Südosteuropa, Vol. 57, No. 1 (2009), 2-24.

Gave a talk at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University on 16 November “The End of Dayton Bosnia?” about the failure of the Butmir talks and the false weight given to constitutional reforms by international actors.

September 2009

The Final Report of the King Baudoin Foundation’s Minority Rights in Practice has just been published.

August 2009

Article on confidence building in the post Yugoslav states for Austrian TV-Radio Webportal in German entitled Vertrauen als Kriegsopfer.

Commentary on a report on how to reform higher education in the UK ‘Quality control’ is the problem, not the solution in the Times Higher Education.

June 2009

New Article: “Territory, Identity and the Challenge of Serbia’s EU Integration,”  Wolfgang Petritsch, Goran Svilanovic, Christophe Solioz (eds), Serbia Matters: Domestic Reforms and European Integration (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2009).

As for April 2009, I have been named editor in chief of Nationalities Papers. As part of the changes since taking over, the journal is receiving a new visual identity, changing its description. Submission are welcome!

May 2009

Op-ed commentary with Gülnur Aybet on the visit of the US vice president Joe Biden to the Balkans for Newsweek/Washington Post PostGlobal website, 27.5.2009.

Interview for Radio Free Europe on the third anniversary of Montenegro’s Independence, 22.5.2009

April 2009

Interview for Radio Kosovo, 30.4.2009

New Article: “Serbien zwischen Europa und Kosovo. Politische Entwicklungen seit der Unabhängigkeitserklärung” Südosteuropa, Vol. 56, No. 3, 2008

Comments for Koha Ditore on the case at the ICJ over Kosovo’s declaration of independence. For an English version, see the blog.

March 2009

Interview for the Blog East-Central Europe Past and Present

Talk on How Independent Is Independent: Kosovo, Year One, Peace Studies, Cornell University, 5 March 2009

February 2009

A short article on the first year of independent Kosovo: Kosovo: one year on, Open Democracy

Commentary on an article by Anthony Oberschall, Creating an Ethnic Peace, Sociological Analysis, Vol. 2, 2008, pp. 139-141.

January 2009

I am joining the team of the journal Global Society as Associate Editor. Contributions are welcome!

From January until May I am at Cornell University as the Luigi Einaudi Chair in European and International Studies.

December 2008

Interview for the Bosnian weekly DANI on the political situation in Bosnia and reforms.

Workshop on EU and NATO integration of Bosnia, the final event of the BA funded project with Gulnur Aybet.

Discussion on the Western Balkans with James Lyons for the program Most with Omer Karabeg on Radio Free Europe

November 2008

New publication: Political Parties and Minority particpation, Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Comments regarding reconciliation and ethnic politics in Bosnia for Radio Free Europe

Conference on where Bosnia and Herzegovina is heading by 2014, organized by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Sararjevo

October 2008

Report on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities for the Council of Europe, presented in Strasbourg

September 2008

Presentation of a book on power-sharing in Macedonia, the book is available at the FES website in Engish, Macedonian and Albanian.

Commentary on Sonja Biserko’s “The EU and the Serbian Civil Society”, Europe’s World

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