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2016
The Economist
13 February 2016
Letter to the Editor
Valery Perry
2015
Balkan Insight
28 October 2015
Bosnia’s Fragile Stability Masks a Downward Spiral
Kurt Bassuener
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Koha Ditore
28 August 2015
Asociacioni nuk është as Republikë e re Srpska e as OJQ
Bodo Weber
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Balkan Insight
12 July 2015
It’s Time the US Grabbed the Reins in Macedonia
Kurt Bassuener
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Oslobođenje
07 July 2015
Šta bi kancelarka Merkel trebala reči bosanskim političarima i ljudima
Kurt Bassuener
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03 April 2015
DPC Did Not Reject the EU Initiative
DPC Letter
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Oslobođenje
27 March 2015
The EU is Paying a Protection Racket in Bosnia
Kurt Bassuener
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Balkan Insight
26 March 2015
The EU is Paying a Protection Racket in Bosnia
Kurt Bassuener
2014
Oslobođenje
07 April 2014
Ne dajte Moskvi da otvori novi front u Bosni
Kurt Bassuener
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European Voice
27 March 2014
Deny Moscow a new front in Bosnia
Kurt Bassuener
European Voice
30 January 2014
Repeating past mistakes
Kurt Bassuener
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Bosnia Daily reprint
27 January 2014
Diplomacy and the Syrian Equation
Kurt Bassuener
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New York Times
24 January 2014
Diplomacy and the Syrian Equation
Kurt Bassuener
2013
New York Times
03 December 2013
“Bosnia’s Unfinished Business”
Kurt Bassuener
European Voice
26 September 2013
“Merkel can do well by doing good in Bosnia”
Kurt Bassuener/ Bodo Weber
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European Voice
27 March 2013
“Assad regime must be denied the skies”
Kurt Bassuener
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2012
Boell.de
21 November 2012
Clinton Misses Another Opportunity to Arrest Bosnia’s Downward Spiral
Kurt Bassuener
European Voice
31 October 2012
“Don't lower the bar on enlargement”
Kurt Bassuener
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Bosnia Daily
30 October 2012
What Secretary Clinton should say on her BiH visit
Kurt Bassuener
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Council for a Community of Democracies Website
04 September 2012
Catalyzing Democratic Change in Bosnia and Herzegovina – The West Must Enforce Dayton to Make It History
Kurt Bassuener
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Tampa Bay Times
01 July 2012
West Must Halt Sectarian Slide
Ammar Abdulhamid/Reuf Bajrović/Kurt Bassuener
Financial Times
04 June 2012
Action needed to stop slaughter in Syria
Kurt Bassuener
Istinomjer.ba
01 March 2012
The Moscow-Beijing alliance in the UN Security Council and the future of BiH
Kurt Bassuener
Istinomjer.ba
01 January 2012
It’s the EU’s turn now
Bodo Weber
2011
Istinomjer.ba
01 November 2011
Appeasement never works
Kurt Bassuener
Istinomjer.ba
01 October 2011
The best one can say is that it could have been worse
Kurt Bassuener
Istinomjer.ba
01 September 2011
European Commission indulges RS power play, undercutting state institutions and its own credibility
Kurt Bassuener
Balkan Insight
27 May 2011
Mladic Arrest Holds Lessons for EU Conditionality (Premium Content)
Kurt Bassuener
Balkan Insight
04 April 2011
Bosnia Cannot Disintegrate Without Violence
Kurt Bassuener
European Voice
17 February 2011
‘Soft power’ has failed in Bosnia (exchange with ICG’s Sabine Freizer)
Kurt Bassuener
2010
Heinrich-Boell-Foundation
20 October 2010
Clinton’s Balkan Visit – A Missed Opportunity
Kurt Bassuener
European Voice
12 May 2010
Bosnians need reassurance
Kurt Bassuener
2009
Balkan Insight
01 December 2009
West’s Last Chance To Get Serious on Bosnia
Bodo Weber
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Die Zeit
29 October 2009
Plötzlich ist wieder von ‘Krieg’ die Rede
Bodo Weber
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European Voice
22 October 2009
It is time for a Plan B for Bosnia
Kurt Bassuener
Heinrich-Boell-Foundation
22 October 2009
What Next in Bosnia?
Kurt Bassuener
Irish Times
07 July 2009
Preventing another Srebrenica
Kurt Bassuener
European Voice
10 June 2009
Here we go again
Kurt Bassuener
Oslobođenje
09 June 2009
“Samo SAD mogu spriječiti međunarodni neuspjeh u BiH,”
Kurt Bassuener
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Janes Defence Weekly
11 March 2009
EU deterrent evaporates as fears mount in Bosnia
Kurt Bassuener
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Washington Post
05 March 2009
Grounding Sudan’s Killers – Creating a No-Fly Zone in Darfur is the Best Way to Halt the Atrocities
Merrill A. McPeak/Kurt Bassuener
2008
Irish Times
12 December 2008
Bosnia’s rival political centres cannot hold
Kurt Bassuener
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Wall Street Journal Europe
04 November 2008
Balkan Ghosts – Bosnia is sliding toward renewed conflict
James Lyon/Kurt Bassuener
Transitions Online
17 October 2008
Rough Patch Ahead
Kurt Bassuener
Wall Street Journal Europe
15 September 2008
The Low Countries Take the High Road
Eric A. Witte/Kurt Bassuener
St. Petersburg Times
24 August 2008
Giving Bosnian Victims a Name
Kurt Bassuener
Financial Times
08 August 2008
Not time for closer EU agreement with Serbia
Kurt Bassuener
Transitions Online
18 July 2008
The Minsk Maneuver
Balazs Jarabik/Alisdair Rabagliati
Transitions Online
26 May 2008
Yulia’s Power Play
Iryna Chupryna
European Voice
22 May 2008
Yielding to Serb demands won’t make the EU credible
Kurt Bassuener
Transitions Online
23 January 2008
Color Guards
Iryna Chupryna
2007
European Voice
13 September 2007
Holding the reins of Balkan justice
Eric A. Witte/Kurt Bassuener
Transitions Online
25 July 2007
Mayor with a Plan
Vanja Filipović/Kurt Bassuener
European Voice
19 July 2007
EU must shun Africa’s dictators
Eric A. Witte
Transitions Online
25 June 2007
Waiting for Superman
Kurt Bassuener
Christian Science Monitor
17 May 2007
Serbia doesn’t deserve new human rights role
Kurt Bassuener
European Voice
22 March 2007
The Darfur message is still lost on the EU
Kurt Bassuener
International Herald Tribune
16 February 2007
Guinea’s Democrats Wait for Support
Eric A. Witte/Kurt Bassuener
Transitions Online
08 February 2007
One Last Shot for the International Community
Kurt Bassuener
2006
Financial Times
20 December 2006
France has a pivotal role in possible action over Darfur,
Kurt Bassuener
Wall Street Journal Europe
25 September 2006
A NATO Solution to Sudan’s Genocide
Kurt Bassuener /Eric A. Witte
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European Voice
07 September 2006
Can the EU fill Bush’s moral vacuum in the Middle East?
Eric A. Witte/Kurt Bassuener
International Herald Tribune
31 January 2006
A No-Flight Zone is Key
Kurt Bassuener
2005
International Herald Tribune
15 August 2005
America Should Ditch its Tyrant Friends
T.K. Vogel/Eric A. Witte
Financial Times
11 May 2005
The West must do more to stop the killing in Darfur
Kurt Bassuener