Open your wings and fly

Senada Selo Sabic We think change but are inactive. We desire change but just contemplate. We dream of change but complain most of the time. Complaining in itself is not bad if it is a way to initiative a process of change. We need to have a right diagnosis in order to know where a…

The Coming Upheavals

The success of the Brexit campaign in the UK and the election of Donald J. Trump in the U.S. has crystalized in the West a phenomenon that has been evident in the Western Balkans for the better part of the last decade. Namely, the Euro-Atlantic project has stalled, and that the very idea of liberal…

From Stereotypes Towards a New Realism in the Balkans – On Civil Society in the Run-up to the Western Balkans Summit

by Vedran Dzihic and Filip Radunovic  27 August 2015 Civil society plays a key role as a democratic corrective force in all societies that undergo a transition from an authoritarian regime to a liberal democracy. It aims to help develop and sustainably embed a democratic political culture, thus preventing countries from lapsing back into authoritarian…