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Last century was marked deep ethnic tensions between Croats and Serbs. These tensions erupted most violent way during WWII and Yugoslavia’s breakup wars early 1990s. Now this brutal past is going on tables of international courtrooms while Croatian lawsuit against Serbia and Serbia’s countersuit will be heard in Haague. ICJ The International Court of Justice… » read more

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Powergame in EU-Russia summit

EU summit meeting on 14th Nov. 2008 with Russia in France is designed to reopen talks on a pact of cooperation after the crisis in relations caused by the Georgia conflict on August 2008. Before meeting hard words have been changed over Kaliningrad missiles, Nato radars and EU/OSCE monitors in Georgia. However the core question… » read more

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Recently I wrote here an article named ”Competitiveness of Balkans” where I sited a comprehensive annual survey “Global Economic Competitiveness Report 2008-2009” published by the World Economic Forum (Article and report may be found from here. . The report has calculated sc. “Global Competitiveness Index Rankings” (GCI) 134 countries poled. Now I was reading a… » read more

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500.000 bodies or sign

Some of you may have been reading my earlier column “Do you hear Mr. Nobel rolling in his grave? on 12th Oct.2008 (here). Now I was reading a shocking column by Dr. Jan Oberg, who is co-founder of Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research. The headline “Peace Laureate Ahtisaari endorsed terrorism” of his column… » read more

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Forensic dentist Helena Ranta says that officials of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs had tried to influence the content of her reports in 2000, when Ranta was commissioned by the European Union to investigate the events of Racak in Kosovo. Ranta put forward her allegations on Wednesday October 15th at the publication of her biography… » read more

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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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Georgian konfliktin jälkimainingeissa seuraavassa muutama teesi kontekstin täydennykseksi. Ensinnäkin onko Kosovon itsenäisyyden tunnustus esimerkkinä muille separatistihankkeille? Vaikka länsivallat kuinka vannoisivat ratkaisun ainutlaatuisutta ei illä ole merkitystä kun separistit itse pitävät sitä rohkaisevana esimerkkinä. Toisekseen nyt on turha Georgia tilanteessa itkeä kv oikeuksien perään kun ne Kosovon kohdalla jo kertaalleen rikottiin. Kolmanneksi […]

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Transnistria ehkä seuraava

Kosovo, Etelä-Ossetia ja Abhaasia – Transnistria on ehkä seuraava. Transnistria on ollut käytännössä itsenäinen jo toista kymmentä vuotta, valtiorakenteita siellä on kehitetty jopa EU raporttienkin mukaan tyydyttävästi, taloutta on yksityistetty ja vientiä on jo lähes sataan maahan. Aika näyttää tapahtuuko tämä ero sopuisasti vai kriisin kautta.
Lisää mm. Is Transnistria the next follow up […]

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