Lost in the current preoccupation with Iraq is that two long-festering ethnic and political crises remain unresolved in the Balkans: Bosnia and the one-time Serbian province of Kosovo.
Recent conferences held at the Center examined the legacy of U.S. intelligence on Yugoslavia during the Cold War and the current situation in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Ion Ratiu Lecture is pleased to announce that the 2007 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture and Award is Professor Anatoli Mikhailov. Professor Mikhailov is one of the leading personalities fighting for democracy in Belarus.
The announced closure of the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia has led to stasis in the adoption of reform and an unraveling of previous agreements. Without a change in the current policy of international withdrawal from Bosnia, ethnic tensions could again swell, causing unrest in the region.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced today the appointment of the seven-member board of advisors of the Southeast Europe Project.
This Wilson Center conference explores the diplomatic, cultural, and security ramifications of this newly-emergent issue through the twin prisms of social ideology and political theology, using country-specific case studies of Muslim populations in European states, assessing future trends, opportunities, and dangers, with an overarching emphasis on U.S. policy options.
Did you know that the relations between Turkey and Greece have been redefined over the last few years and partnership activities are on the rise? No? Then continue reading on. Greek-Turkish trade has quadrupled in five years and now stands at 1.75 billion USD annually. Organized by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York, the International Chamber of Commerce - Hellas and Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK).
The Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project will undertake a major research project, led by Senior Scholar Ian O. Lesser, on "Re-Shaping the U.S.-Turkish Strategic Relationship," to identify key problems in U.S.-Turkey relations, determine whether a renewed strategic relationship is of interest to the U.S. and Turkey, and offer policy recommendations to repair, revive, and rebuild bilateral ties between the two allies.