The Business of War

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By

Ricardo Swire

The superpower ideological divide that previously structured world conflict is now obsolete. Governments in America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East have unconventionally turned to private military companies to intervene in conflict on their behalf.

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Bosnian Sevdah star Amira Medunjanin presents Damar: Real World Class

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By

Marcus Agar

 

As a siren entices sailors to a watery grave, an expressive soul can lure strangers to get giddy on its intoxicating tales of love, loss and sorrow

 

Sarajevo-born Sevdah singer Amira Medunjanin calls on genuine emotional depth to deliver songs that tell of the allure of the heart and the grip of sorrow, as put to good use on her latest release, Damar.

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Dear corporate media – Radovan Karadzic is a European Christian terrorist

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Rupen Savoulian

The title above is intended to be deliberately provocative, and it is not original either. Continue reading “Dear corporate media – Radovan Karadzic is a European Christian terrorist”

How to deal with the threat of the Islamic State

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Philipp Müller

In the aftermath of the terror attacks on Paris by the Islamic State (IS) on Friday, 13th November 2015, it has become more important than ever for European policymakers to determine how to deal with the threat posed by the IS. The French president Francois Hollande has announced to wage a ‘pitiless war’ against the IS and French aircraft have increased their bombing raids on IS-held territory in Syria. However, the IS has been the target of bombing raids by the United States air force for over a year now and shows no sign of collapsing.

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Belgrade contemporary art scene: 9 solo exhibitions at The House of King Peter the 1st

Entrance gate of The House of king Peter I in Belgrade

Entrance gate of The House of king Peter I in Belgrade

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Sara Lerota

Nine solo exhibitions were held at The House of King Peter 1st in Belgrade during December of 2015. Nine little universes, nine lives streched along the walls of the house that saw and heard so many lives before us. Nine separate worlds all combined into one unity and presented to the audience of Belgrade on December the 11th 2015 at the official opening of the 23rd Art Market project, organised by the members of SCASAs organisation and with support of DKC Mejdan, Savski Venac and Cultural Centre The House of King Peter 1st. 

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Rehabilitating Women in Post Conflict Scenarios: Developing Institutional Responsibility

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Anant Mishra

Introduction

The United Nations has been involved in conflict resolution since its inception after the Second World War in 1945. However, its role as global peacekeeper does not conclude with the end of violence.

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‘Peace-ing’ It All Together: UN Peacekeepers, Intervention, Escalation and Internal conflicts

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Anant Mishra

Introduction

The United Nations’ primary objective is to resolve internal conflicts by deploying a group of ‘Peacekeepers’ in the conflict zone. They were first utilised in 1948 and since then there have been 68 UN peacekeeping operations around the globe involving tens of thousands of UN Police personnel and other UN Volunteers from 68 countries. Today, there are 16 ongoing UN peacekeeping operations maintaining ‘peace and security’ across four continents.

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