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One news headline on Serbianna pages popped up to my eyes yesterday. I quate Ten oxygen bottles required by the Hospital Center in Gracanica after they were seized by Kosovo separatists who demanded recognition of Kosovo in exchange for life of Serbian babies. So this is real live in multi-ethnic “independent”/UN protectorate Kosovo with “European… » read more

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The Netherlands held fast to its opposition Monday 15th to closer ties between the European Union and Serbia blocking of the implementation of the Temporary Agreement. Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen said his country would continue to block a pre-membership accord with Serbia until it had met the Netherlands’ definition of “full cooperation” with the… » read more

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This year trend in international politics seems to be different separatist movements around the globe. Kosovo’s unilateral proclamation of independence from Serbia last February played a key role in these developments, which we already have seen in Bolivia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia and probably many more waiting to spark. This trend has big potential, because… » read more

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GUUAM
When speaking about interests of West I would like to make a difference between US – or Anglo-American -interests and EU interests. After “Cold War” US has all the while expanded its influence post-Soviet territory with aim to guide those region’s natural resources under US companies. GUUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Moldova) Group was […]

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Kosovo analyysi

Sain viime viikolla hyvin mielenkiintoisen tiedusteluanalyysin Texasista jossa hra George Friedman Stratforista taustoittaa Kosovon tapahtumia nykyaikaan. Uskoisin sen kiinnostavan, joten olkaa hyvä:
George Friedman, Stratfor (Stratfor is the world’s leading online publisher of geopolitical intelligence.)
Georgia and Kosovo: A Single Interwined Crisis/
When we study the history of the coming period, the war in Kosovo will stand out […]

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EU as a mediator?

During last conflicts in Caucasus and before in Balkans there has been discussion about EU’s position between conflicting parties -between east and west. I can agree with those who advise that EU should not take sides but rather balance its criticism with conflicting parties. From my point of view this could mean an approach with […]

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Transnistria follow-up

I like to make a follow up to my previous (Aug. 25th) article about Transnistria related to it’s statehood elements and economical base which both – from my point of view – have much more better standard than Kosovo; a province which western Powers hurried to recognize – unfortunately.
About requirements for sovereign statehood I have […]

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Europe’s leading human rights and security body, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, accused the Georgian government of committing likely war crimes in the Georgian rebel region of South Ossetia, Der Spiegel said in a report published on Monday 1st September 2008. The Vienna-based OSCE massively criticized Georgia’s western- backed leadership for its… » read more

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Europe’s leading human rights and security body, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, accused the Georgian government of committing likely war crimes in the Georgian rebel region of South Ossetia, Der Spiegel said in a report published on Monday 1st September 2008. The Vienna-based OSCE massively criticized Georgia’s western- backed leadership for its […]

Posted by Ari Rusila