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Helsinki Charter No. 121-122

July - August 2008




By Sonja Biserko

Dynamic international relations, emergence of new players at the world scene and strategic turns taken by the old ones such as Russia and the United States make it harder for most smaller countries - particularly those that have not opted for either of the two groupings yet - to take stands that would not jeopardize their interests. Both Russia and the United States try to set new rules in the international relations, often at the others' expense. By testing each other's strength each of the two powers actually attempts to impose its own perception of the world on the entire international community. The role the United States...   More >>>


Radovan Karadzic in The Hague


By Bojan al Pinto-Brkic

Auntie surprised us again. Not like with the documentary "The Death of Yugoslavia" but somehow.differently. Featuring the arrest of the wartime leader of Bosnian Serbs and one of today's most infamous fugitives from justice, Radovan Karadzic, indicted of genocide and violations of the laws or customs of war, BBC paid special attention to his tihovanje. Editors of the leading broadcaster in English found it fit to interpret this fantasy of Karadzic's as mystical technique of Serbian monks. Though the Anglo-Saxon world is familiar with the term a vow of silence, and the British Empire must have experienced similar forms of tihovanje at four...   More >>>


Radovan Karadzic in The Hague


By Slobodanka Ast

When Dr. Dabic took off his mask and revealed a new face of Dr. Radovan Karadzic, our media revealed their woeful and pitiful face, and fully exposed superfluousness, irresponsibility and banality plaguing professional journalism. The discourse emerging from that shallow mud hole focused on insubstantial, bizarre or sensationalistic details of the latest chapter of the biography of the person who all of a sudden - and considerably thanks to domestic media - became a mythical being of the Serbian newly composed history. Newspapers competed in deplorable writings about a charismatic leader, a perfect intellectual with...   More >>>


Radovan Karadzic in The Hague


We condemn all crimes and are proud of having committed them
Viktor Ivancic

By Vojin Dimitrijevic

After the arrest of Radovan Karadzic - made with too much of superfluous caution but under the law that cannot but questioned - protests against anyone having anything to do with disclosing the harmless indentity of the so-called Dr. Dragan Dabic begun in Serbia, a wonderland. The very authorized Minister of the Interior, whose complex relationship with Dabic dates back at the time when the later was still Karadzic, comes from the SPS - the party the leader of which had broked friendly relations with the SDS, the Bosnian Serbs' party helmed by Karadzic...   More >>>


A Letter from Montenegro


By Igor Peric

Referring to those who have emerged from the transitional mud over the past twenty years with visibly improved financial blood count the people in Montenegro say, "They knew their way about." In the newly composed perception of the realities the phrase "knowing one's way about" has been raised to the level of virtue and attributed to criminals, politicians and war criminals alike. When the most wanted fugitive from The Hague justice was arrested in Belgrade in the flesh and in the 3D format of a mystic and eccentric the mainstream circles glorified his years-long hiding from Sheveningen as an admiration inspiring, epic enterprise of "a Serb Don Quichotte."...   More >>>


EU, Russia and Crisis in Georgia


By Nikola Samardzic

The predictions that the world politics would be affected by delicate relationships between the new, authoritarian Russia and its pos-Soviet satellites - particularly those trying to escape from the sphere of Russia's direct influence - came true. New contradictions in the interests of the US and the EU became more visible threatening to relativize their strategic partnership. The reach of America's power got new borders. Now that Brussels has given up any confrontation with Moscow, the unilateral power of the US in global relations, impaired by September 11, seems to be additionally questioned. The question of the...   More >>>


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