What We're Reading

July 2020 | Online Extremism: Challenges and Opportunities in the Western Balkans

This month, RESOLVE highlights recommended readings from the latest RESOLVE Policy Note, “Online Extremism: Challenges and Opportunities in the Western Balkans.” In this note, authors Milo Comerford and Simeon Dukic discuss the challenges faced by the Western Balkans from online extremism and address the factors affecting the justification of extremist actions, development of narratives, and the propagation of extremist ideology through online platforms. To enhance the policy note, the authors include suggested readings on regional extremism challenges, country level profiles, and existing regional policy initiatives.

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Jelena Beslin and Marija Ignjatijevic
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2017-06-01
Although the phenomenon of foreign fighters is certainly not new, recent developments in Syria and Iraq have put this issue back on the European Union's security agenda. The Western Balka...
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Paul Stronski and Annie Himes
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2019-01-01
As Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his renewed campaign for global influence, Russia increasingly is asserting itself in the Balkans, hoping to slow down the region's integrati...
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International Crisis Group
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2013-02-26
The Bosniak community is deeply frustrated with the dysfunctional government, flawed constitution and economic stagnation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), as well as renewed Croat and Ser...
Partner Publication
Adrian Shtuni
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2016-12-19
Relying in large part on primary empirical evidence, this report explores the dynamics of violent extremism in Kosovo and the disproportionately high number of radicalized fighters from t...