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In consultation with our partners, and a survey of over 400 experts in political violence and violent extremism, the RESOLVE Network identified the Balkans/Caucasus as one of the Network regions of focus. Explore our research library, view our Network partners, or login to connect with our community of experts

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After ethnic civil war—Ethno-nationalism in the Western Balkans
Karin Dyrstad
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While the study of the causes of civil war is a well-established subdiscipline in international relations, the effects of civil war on society remain less understood. Yet, such effects could have…
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The Balkans' Lethal Nationalisms
William W. Hagen
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The war in Kosovo has reinforced the Balkans' image as a cauldron of ethnic hatred. Many commentators argue that the region has always been wracked by ancient hatreds. Others argue that today…
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Transnational Terrorism, Organized Crime and Peace-Building: Human Security in the Western Balkans
Wolfgang Benedek, Christopher Daase, Vojin Dimitrijević, Petrus van Duyne
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This volume investigates the role of the transnational terrorist and criminal organizations in the peace-building processes, with a particular focus on the Western Balkan region. Conducted within the…
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Muslims and Islamic Fundamentalism In Macedonia
Marko Babić
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Despite the fact that Macedonia achieved independence in a peaceful manner in 1991, its position has been continuously challenged in political, economic and security dimensions ever since. One of…
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Assessing Islamic terrorism in the Western Balkans: the state of the debate
Aristotle Tziampiris
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During the 1990s foreign mujahedin fighters espousing an extreme Islamic ideology fought on Balkan soil. The extent and consequences of their presence in the Western Balkans constitute a…
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The Coming Balkan Caliphate: The Threat of Radical Islam to Europe and the West
Christopher Deliso
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The Balkans, the gateway between East and West, are also Europe's soft underbelly, a rough neighborhood where organized crime and terrorism present a constant threat. This eye-opening book…

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Balkans / Caucasus Experts

Kateira Aryaeinejad
RESOLVE Network Research Associate and Project Manager
Resolve User
Monica Duffy Toft
Resolve User
Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers
Local knowledge and conflict transformation
Haldun YALCINKAYA
International Security Studies