Sofia Declaration

Sunday, December 17, 2000

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On December 17, a delegation of democratically oriented Kosovo Serbs, led by Bishop Artemije and Serb National Council leader Momcilo Trajkovic, will release a declaration calling for an end to all violence and the beginning of a dialogue between Kosovo Serbs and Albanians. The result of a special three-day meeting held in Sofia, Bulgaria, under the auspices of the United States Institute of Peace, the declaration underlines the ...

"Choice" Book Award for Negotiating on the Edge

Tuesday, November 7, 2000

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WASHINGTON -- Negotiating on the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior has recently been named an "Outstanding Academic Book" by CHOICE, the highly respected library review journal produced by the Association of College and Research Libraries. Written by former Institute program officer Scott Snyder and ...

A New Day for North Korea

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

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This week U.S. Secretary of State Albright makes a historic visit to North Korea -- the first by any secretary of state. It marks the highest official U.S. visit since the end of World War II. What are the stakes for her visit to Pyongyang? Can Kim Jong Il be trusted? How would closer ties between North and South Korea impact regional security? With the UK establishing official diplomatic relations with Pyongyang has the time for ...

Yugoslavia: An Incomplete Revolution

Tuesday, October 17, 2000

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Although the people of Yugoslavia, in a historic show of strength and unity, have taken a momentous step towards establishing a strong and vibrant democracy, the revolution is not yet complete. What will be the priorities for the democratic opposition as Yugoslavia makes its transition from autocracy to democracy? How can the international community be supportive of these reformers in Yugoslavia? On Thursday, October 12th, the U....

The Deal: Will the Sharm El Sheik Agreement Stop the Violence?

Tuesday, October 17, 2000

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Will the agreement at the Sharm El Sheik emergency summit be enough to end the current round of violence consuming the Middle East? If Barak and Arafat cannot end the violence, who can? What impact is the crisis having on overall regional stability? Has the U.S. overextended its brokering role in attempting to bring peace to the Middle East? Middle East specialists Jon Alterman, Judy Barsalou, Theodore Feifer, Jeff Helsing, Neil H...

Middle East Meltdown

Thursday, October 12, 2000

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What can be done to end the current outbreak of violence consuming the Middle East? How far should the U.S. go to help bring peace to the Middle East? Can Barak and Arafat even sell a workable peace agreement to their domestic constituencies? Can the conflict be contained or will the crisis draw in Lebanon, Syria, and others? Middle East specialists Jon Alterman, Judy Barsalou, Theodore Feifer, Jeff Helsing, and Steven Riskin are ...

Kostunica Moves In

Friday, October 6, 2000

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Our experts can answer your questions now and over the weekend: Harriet Hentges Executive Vice President of the U.S. Institute of Peace First-hand Balkan experience and expert on conflict resolution Analyst of the role of civilian organizations and people power Created the Institute's Balkans Initiative, which focuses on preventing future conflict in the region Dan Serwer ...

New Senior Fellows Arrive at U.S. Institute of Peace

Wednesday, October 4, 2000

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Institute of Peace is pleased to welcome the 2000-01 cohort of Senior Fellows in residence to the Institute. The fourteenth class of fellows since the Institute began the program, the Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program is one of the Institute's earliest and longest running programs. Named in honor of former U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph, a vigorous proponent in the Institute's founding, the...

Putting Milosevic to the Test

Monday, September 25, 2000

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Washington, D.C. -- How did Milosevic fare in this Sunday's elections? Can he be trusted to honor the elections results in the event of an opposition upset? What's next for the opposition movement in the former Yugoslavia in the event of a Milosevic victory? What can and should the West do in the wake of the elections to promote the growth of democracy in the former Yugoslavia and throughout the Balkans? What will the elections me...

The Election in Yugoslavia

Monday, September 25, 2000

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On September 27th, members of the Institute Balkans Working Group met and discussed the results of the September 24 Yugoslav elections. During the discussion, the following conclusions were reached by the Balkans Working Group regarding the meaning of the election results and what the current government of President Slobodan Milosevic will do next.   The Milosevic regime is cracking, but his fate is still not sealed... The Demo...