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New Books Network
Jasmina Tumbas, "I Am Jugoslovenka!: Feminist Performance Politics During and After Yugoslav Socialism" (Manchester UP, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 69:17


With I Am Jugoslovenka!: Feminist Performance Politics During and After Yugoslav Socialism (Manchester UP, 2022), Jasmina Tumbas examines forms of feminist political and artistic engagement in Yugoslavia and its successor nations. By bringing together a wide range of materials—from performance and conceptual art, video works, film and pop music, lesbian activism, and press photos of female snipers in the Yugoslav wars—this study reveals that performative representations of women's emancipation were crucial for the rise of gender equality in the socialist project. Covering celebrated and lesser-known artists from the 1970s to today, I am Jugoslovenka offers a unique insight into the struggles and ambitions of Yugoslav women through the intersection of feminism, socialism, and nationalism in visual culture. Jasmina Tumbas is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and Performance Studies in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Buffalo. Her research interests include feminist histories and theories of performance, body and conceptual art, art and activism, the politics of contemporary visual culture, socialist film, gender and sexuality in Eastern Europe after the Second World War, and contemporary activist art practices by ethnic Roma in the Balkan region. Iva Glisic is a historian and art historian specialising in modern Russia and the Balkans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Art
Jasmina Tumbas, "I Am Jugoslovenka!: Feminist Performance Politics During and After Yugoslav Socialism" (Manchester UP, 2022)

New Books in Art

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 69:17


With I Am Jugoslovenka!: Feminist Performance Politics During and After Yugoslav Socialism (Manchester UP, 2022), Jasmina Tumbas examines forms of feminist political and artistic engagement in Yugoslavia and its successor nations. By bringing together a wide range of materials—from performance and conceptual art, video works, film and pop music, lesbian activism, and press photos of female snipers in the Yugoslav wars—this study reveals that performative representations of women's emancipation were crucial for the rise of gender equality in the socialist project. Covering celebrated and lesser-known artists from the 1970s to today, I am Jugoslovenka offers a unique insight into the struggles and ambitions of Yugoslav women through the intersection of feminism, socialism, and nationalism in visual culture. Jasmina Tumbas is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and Performance Studies in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Buffalo. Her research interests include feminist histories and theories of performance, body and conceptual art, art and activism, the politics of contemporary visual culture, socialist film, gender and sexuality in Eastern Europe after the Second World War, and contemporary activist art practices by ethnic Roma in the Balkan region. Iva Glisic is a historian and art historian specialising in modern Russia and the Balkans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/art

New Books in History
Jasmina Tumbas, "I Am Jugoslovenka!: Feminist Performance Politics During and After Yugoslav Socialism" (Manchester UP, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 69:17


With I Am Jugoslovenka!: Feminist Performance Politics During and After Yugoslav Socialism (Manchester UP, 2022), Jasmina Tumbas examines forms of feminist political and artistic engagement in Yugoslavia and its successor nations. By bringing together a wide range of materials—from performance and conceptual art, video works, film and pop music, lesbian activism, and press photos of female snipers in the Yugoslav wars—this study reveals that performative representations of women's emancipation were crucial for the rise of gender equality in the socialist project. Covering celebrated and lesser-known artists from the 1970s to today, I am Jugoslovenka offers a unique insight into the struggles and ambitions of Yugoslav women through the intersection of feminism, socialism, and nationalism in visual culture. Jasmina Tumbas is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and Performance Studies in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Buffalo. Her research interests include feminist histories and theories of performance, body and conceptual art, art and activism, the politics of contemporary visual culture, socialist film, gender and sexuality in Eastern Europe after the Second World War, and contemporary activist art practices by ethnic Roma in the Balkan region. Iva Glisic is a historian and art historian specialising in modern Russia and the Balkans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Dance
Jasmina Tumbas, "I Am Jugoslovenka!: Feminist Performance Politics During and After Yugoslav Socialism" (Manchester UP, 2022)

New Books in Dance

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 69:17


With I Am Jugoslovenka!: Feminist Performance Politics During and After Yugoslav Socialism (Manchester UP, 2022), Jasmina Tumbas examines forms of feminist political and artistic engagement in Yugoslavia and its successor nations. By bringing together a wide range of materials—from performance and conceptual art, video works, film and pop music, lesbian activism, and press photos of female snipers in the Yugoslav wars—this study reveals that performative representations of women's emancipation were crucial for the rise of gender equality in the socialist project. Covering celebrated and lesser-known artists from the 1970s to today, I am Jugoslovenka offers a unique insight into the struggles and ambitions of Yugoslav women through the intersection of feminism, socialism, and nationalism in visual culture. Jasmina Tumbas is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and Performance Studies in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Buffalo. Her research interests include feminist histories and theories of performance, body and conceptual art, art and activism, the politics of contemporary visual culture, socialist film, gender and sexuality in Eastern Europe after the Second World War, and contemporary activist art practices by ethnic Roma in the Balkan region. Iva Glisic is a historian and art historian specialising in modern Russia and the Balkans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/performing-arts

New Books in Gender Studies
Jasmina Tumbas, "I Am Jugoslovenka!: Feminist Performance Politics During and After Yugoslav Socialism" (Manchester UP, 2022)

New Books in Gender Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 69:17


With I Am Jugoslovenka!: Feminist Performance Politics During and After Yugoslav Socialism (Manchester UP, 2022), Jasmina Tumbas examines forms of feminist political and artistic engagement in Yugoslavia and its successor nations. By bringing together a wide range of materials—from performance and conceptual art, video works, film and pop music, lesbian activism, and press photos of female snipers in the Yugoslav wars—this study reveals that performative representations of women's emancipation were crucial for the rise of gender equality in the socialist project. Covering celebrated and lesser-known artists from the 1970s to today, I am Jugoslovenka offers a unique insight into the struggles and ambitions of Yugoslav women through the intersection of feminism, socialism, and nationalism in visual culture. Jasmina Tumbas is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and Performance Studies in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Buffalo. Her research interests include feminist histories and theories of performance, body and conceptual art, art and activism, the politics of contemporary visual culture, socialist film, gender and sexuality in Eastern Europe after the Second World War, and contemporary activist art practices by ethnic Roma in the Balkan region. Iva Glisic is a historian and art historian specialising in modern Russia and the Balkans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies

Orientering
Bagom: Det serbiske mineprojekt - 1. jul 2022

Orientering

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 28:43


Hvis batteritiden på vores smartphones skal være lang, og hvis vi alle sammen skal kunne køre i elbiler, så skal vi bruge lithium. Og lithium, det er der i Serbien. Her har man fundet Europas største koncentration af det stof, som er en af de vigtigste spillere i den grønne omstilling. Men projektet i Serbien til mange milliarder dollars har skabt de største protester i landet i over 20 år. Hvor høj en pris skal serberne betale for, at Europa kan udvinde sin egen lithium? I denne uges Bagom fortæller Balkan-journalist Tine Møller Sørensen historien om det serbiske mineprojekt. Bagom er en podcast, der hver uge dykker ned i en vigtig historie - fundet og fortalt af Orienterings journalister. Vært: Nickolaj Sander.

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ
Các nước Balkans thất vọng trước việc Ukraine được cứu xét tư cách hội viên Liên Âu nhanh chóng

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 4:17


Quyết định của Liên Âu ban cấp cho Ukraine và Moldova tư cách ứng viên để gia nhập khối nầy, việc nầy tạo nên tin tức hàng đầu của giới truyền thông. Thế nhưng điều nầy lại tạo nên sự giận dữ của các nước ở phía tây bán đảo Balkans như Montenegro, Bosnia và Herzegonia cũng như Kosovo. Gần 20 năm trước, họ đều được hứa hẹn sẽ được tư cách hội viên Liên Âu, thế nhưng họ vẫn chờ đợi trong vô vọng.

SBS World News Radio
Balkan countries frustrated at Ukraine's fast-tracked EU membership

SBS World News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 3:28


Some Balkan countries have been waiting up to 20 years for promised EU membership - and they're still in limbo.

The Greek Current
Tourists are flocking to Greece, but workers are in short supply

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 11:02


This year holiday bookings to Greece are skyrocketing, and many are hoping Greece could reach or even exceed the numbers from 2019, a record breaking summer. While visitors are returning to Greece en masse this summer, the country is struggling to find enough people to work in its vital tourism industry to cope with this increase in demand. Prime Minister Mitsotakis even described these shortages in the tourism sector as “threatening”, and issued a plea to employers to raise salaries and improve working conditions. Nektaria Stamouli, a correspondent with Politico based in Athens covering Greece, Cyprus, and the Balkans, joins Thanos Davelis with the latest analysis.Read Nektaria Stamouli's latest piece in Politico: In Greece, holidaymakers are back but workers are in short supplyYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Travel receipts may beat 2019Turkey lifts objections to Finland and Sweden's Nato bidTurkey supports Finland and Sweden Nato bidNATO's Door Open, Stoltenberg Says After Turkey Lifts Objection To Sweden, Finland Joining AllianceEuro firefighters head to Greece for the summer

Euradio
Jenny Raflik nous dresse son bilan de la PFUE

Euradio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 6:22


Comme toutes les semaines, nous accueillons Jenny Raflik, professeure d'Histoire à l'Université de Nantes pour sa carte blanche de la PFUE. Pour faire le bilan, commençons par rappeler les objectifs. Emmanuel Macron avait annoncé vouloir favoriser une Europe « puissante dans le monde » et « libre de ses choix et maître de son destin ». Il avait évoqué quelques pistes : une réforme de l'espace Schengen, un renforcement des liens avec certains partenaires extérieurs, Afrique et Balkans occidentaux notamment. Lors de son premier septennat, il avait aussi évoqué plusieurs initiatives en matière de défense européenne, afin de permettre à l'UE de mieux s'insérer dans le jeu géopolitique mondial.

The Compass
Walking the Iron Curtain: Booming Balkans

The Compass

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 27:10


The borders of the Balkans have been splintered, cracked and remade countless times over centuries. Suspicions and hatreds, ancient and modern, still scar the landscape. Travelling through the southernmost regions bisected by the Iron Curtain, Mary-Ann Ochota meets the conservationists convinced that a shared love of the region's landscape and wildlife can heal division. From Trieste in Italy, a staging post for generations of refugees- including the Ukranian exodus of 2022- she travels south-east to Lake Prespa where North Macedonia, Greece and Albania meet. Conflict and poverty have driven people from this beautiful place but in their absence nature has thrived. Can joint efforts to protect the region's bears, lynx and endemic fish and flora boost the economy and persuade the young people to stay and the diaspora to return? (Photo: Three Cold War borders meet in the centre of Lake Prespa, one of the most wildlife-rich places in Europe)

Serbest Atış Podcasts
Pistten İlhamlar #26 | Süper Lig, Balkan Şampiyonası ve Ulusal Şampiyonalar

Serbest Atış Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 55:36


Pistten İlhamlar'ın yeni bölümünde Şevket Furkan Erbay ve Yavuz Yavuz, Bursa'da düzenlenen Türkiye Süper Lig 1. Kademe yarışlarını, Balkan Atletizm Şampiyonası'nı ve hafta sonu yapılan ulusal şampiyonaları konuştu.

The Greek Current
The broader implications of Bulgaria's political crisis

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 11:19


Last week Bulgaria's government collapsed after a no-confidence vote in parliament. The move comes at a delicate time - especially considering Bulgaria's position vis-a-vis Ukraine and Russia, and its role in holding up the EU integration of North Macedonia and Albania. Following the vote of no-confidence, Bulgaria's parliament voted to lift its veto on North Macedonia's EU membership bid, which could have implications for the EU trajectory of the broader Western Balkans. Professor Yorgos Christidis joins Thanos Davelis to look at what the unfolding political developments in Bulgaria mean for the country, the West's positions when it comes to Russia, and the Western Balkans. Yorgos Christidis is a research fellow at ELIAMEP and an Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the Department of Balkan, Slavonic and Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia in Greece, and a visiting Professor at the University of Sofia.You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Bulgaria vote buoys prospect of EU expansion into western Balkans‘I fear Bulgaria will become a soft state': Kiril Petkov on threat of RussiaErdogan will meet Biden in Madrid, says ‘door closed' for talks with MitsotakisErdogan will discuss 'stalled' F-16 deal with Biden at NATO meet‘Largest transfer of military equipment ever' at northern Greek port

Irish Tech News Audio Articles
Zvilo Promotes Sustainable Future, Commits To UN's SDGs

Irish Tech News Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 6:05


Zvilo has announced a set of ambitious environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets and strict reporting measures based on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — a commitment part of its mission to become the first sustainable digital financial service provider in the Balkans and beyond. Zvilo to contribute to 9 SDGs Zvilo will directly contribute to nine (9) of the seventeen (17) SDGs, as follows: SDG 1: No Poverty. Zvilo seeks to provide accessible digital financial solutions enabling economic opportunities for low-income households and small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Targets include disbursing over €1 billion in loans, financing approx. 25 million invoices through its supply chain finance program and reducing the number of unbanked people in the Balkans by a minimum of 100,000. SDG 2: Zero Hunger. Zvilo will focus on supporting agricultural SMEs, ensuring that at least 20% of funding will be towards sustainable agriculture to increase resource efficiency through developing and upgrading the agro-business value chain. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being. Zvilo will support food security and safety by ensuring that at least 20% of funding goes towards ISO-certified SMEs. SDG 5: Gender Equality. Zvilo will promote gender equality with a specific goal to support at least 20% of female-owned and managed enterprises. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. Zvilo will seek to tackle climate change by supporting businesses that seek to adopt or are users of renewable energy and climate-smart technologies, providing at least 50% of funding towards these businesses. SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. Zvilo will support the creation of over 70,000 jobs, increasing productivity and encouraging inclusive employment — successfully creating decent jobs in industry and industry-related services. SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. Zvilo will contribute to the innovation of payment and financial systems and promote sustainable industrialisation, resulting in over 10,000 SMEs and 1 million individuals using digital wallets. SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. Zvilo will provide at least 20% of funding to support businesses in implementing more sustainable production methods, packaging, and waste management. SDG 13: Climate Action. Zvilo will enable SMEs and individual users to track and offset their carbon footprint. As a company, Zvilo aims to be carbon neutral by 2026. Admir Imami, Chairman of Zvilo, stated: “We are very proud to announce a set of stringent ESG standards to which Zvilo will operate. As a global citizen, ESG and responsible investing has been central to my business activity in the last two decades of my professional work. At Zvilo, as responsible lenders, we have a unique and influential position in the Balkan region. “This means we must act responsibly by encouraging positive behaviour that helps achieve a fairer, more sustainable, and more equitable world and by supplying smaller businesses and consumers with the funds needed to enact these policies when cash flow is limited.” Positive impacts of ESG commitments at local level The ESG commitments will have many positive impacts at a local level within the community and a broader level within the region. Some of these include: Reducing carbon and greenhouse gas emissions for core business processes, properties, and infrastructure. Inspiring a movement throughout the regional markets to embed ESG into its strategy and encourage companies to increase transparency and disclosure of their climate impact and move towards more sustainable business practices. Supporting the energy transition towards renewable energy generation. Promoting the 2X Challenge by empowering women throughout the value chain. Promoting diversity and inclusion within the working environment. “The responsibilities and aims we have, and our determination to meet them, do not end when we turn off our office lights or even help a business or consumers m...

Dagens story
Svenska kriminella vill åt vapnen från Ukraina

Dagens story

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 15:37


Kriget i Ukraina har fått flera länder att solidariskt skicka vapen till landet. Men nu varnar både tullen och polisen för att vapnen kan hamna i händerna på svenska kriminella. På en kvart får du veta hur smuggelvägarna in i Sverige ser ut och om Ukraina kommer att bli det nya Balkan. Med SvD:s granskande reportrar Jani Sallinen och Mathias Ståhle.

Madang
Madang podcast: Chris Hedges Ep. 18

Madang

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 47:29


Welcome to Madang! Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between. This has been a dream of mine for many years and now it is. reality. Please join me at Madang. This is the 17th episode where I converse with Chris Hedges on his new book, "Our Class". He is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief in the Middle East and the Balkans for fifteen years for The New York Times. Conversations on his ordination, prison ministry/teaching, white liberals in the church, Jesus and insurrection, and prison vs slaveholders manuals... I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership. https://www.christiancentury.org/madang --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grace-ji-sun-kim/support

Kunststof
Ingeborg Beugel, journalist

Kunststof

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 49:41


De acties tegen het asielbeleid van journalist Ingeborg Beugel leidde vorig jaar tot haar arrestatie op het Griekse eiland Hydra. Ze heeft gewerkt als correspondent van de Balkan, was verslaggever bij het actualiteitenprogramma Netwerk en programmamaker bij IKON. Beugel maakte vele documentaires onder andere ‘Dear Europe' en ‘Uitgebloe(i)d'. Presentatie: Frénk van der Linden

Monocle 24: The Briefing
Monday 27 June

Monocle 24: The Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 30:00


What impact will the Roe vs Wade decision have on US politics? Plus: former Nato commander Richard Shirreff previews the alliance's summit in Madrid, an update from Tokyo as the city bids to save energy and Monocle's Guy De Launey brings us the news from the Balkans.

Mundofonías
Mundofonías 2022 #49: Un Mediterráneo entre Afganistán y Chile / A Mediterranean between Afghanistan and Chile

Mundofonías

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 57:55


Presentamos nuevas ediciones discográficas con las que descubrimos las músicas afganas en el exilio, diferentes colores de músicas balcánicas y mediterráneas, para terminar con sones viajeros de aires flamencos y chilenos. We present new discographic editions in which we discover Afghan music in exile, different colors of Balkan and Mediterranean music, to finish with traveling sounds of flamenco and Chilean airs. Nasim Kushnawaz - Sahargah - Songs from the pearl of Khorasan Halva - Hora din kaval - Dinner in Sofia Júlia Kozáková - Manuša - Jaj dévlale Dantchev:Domain - Never ever - The lions we are Lidija Dokuzović Trio - Sivi soko k vili doletio - I´ve heard / Čula jesam Musicants - A la una - La mar de vides, la mar d'amors, mar de músiques, mar de morts Jorge Pardo - Tientaciones - Trance sketches La Paula Herrera - Yo no sé - Yo no sé (Musicants - Tú ja no em fas por - La mar de vides, la mar d'amors, mar de músiques, mar de morts) Imagen: / Image: Halva (📸 Niko Himschoot)

World podcast from Magnatune.com
2022-06-26 World podcast from Magnatune

World podcast from Magnatune.com

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 57:41


TNT Radio
Dr Olga Ravasi (Part 2) on The George Eliason Show - 25 June 2022

TNT Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 55:46


GUEST OVERVIEW: Dr. Ravasi is an expert in Balkan affairs, South Central Europe, and the Middle East, She advises U.S. corporate, government, and nongovernmental organization clients on matters affecting their plans, interests, and operations in these regions. Currently, she serves as a Board member, regional expert, and adviser to Crime Stoppers Global Solutions (CSGS), a U.S.-based international nongovernmental organization committed to combating transnational crime. As a scholar and educator, with an arts and media background, Olga was a professor of political science, teaching courses in American government, comparative government, international relations, and foreign policy. Olga co-founded an ethnic media organization; carries an International Press Credential; and serves on several boards of education, humanitarian, and nongovernmental organizations. She is active in national politics and presidential campaigns. Dr Ravasi she founded Serb's for Trump 2020 which is a large Serbian American voting bloc in Swing states.

TNT Radio
Dr Olga Ravasi (Part 1) on The George Eliason Show - 25 June 2022

TNT Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 53:39


GUEST OVERVIEW: Dr. Ravasi is an expert in Balkan affairs, South Central Europe, and the Middle East, She advises U.S. corporate, government, and nongovernmental organization clients on matters affecting their plans, interests, and operations in these regions. Currently, she serves as a Board member, regional expert, and adviser to Crime Stoppers Global Solutions (CSGS), a U.S.-based international nongovernmental organization committed to combating transnational crime. As a scholar and educator, with an arts and media background, Olga was a professor of political science, teaching courses in American government, comparative government, international relations, and foreign policy. Olga co-founded an ethnic media organization; carries an International Press Credential; and serves on several boards of education, humanitarian, and nongovernmental organizations. She is active in national politics and presidential campaigns. Dr Ravasi she founded Serb's for Trump 2020 which is a large Serbian American voting bloc in Swing states. 

Altinget: Parlamentet
Putins krig har vækket EU's slumrende vokseværk

Altinget: Parlamentet

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 51:50


EU's sommertopmøde blev scenen for en historisk beslutning om at give Ukraine og Moldova kandidatstatus, men det afslørede også store frustrationer på Balkan. Sæsonens sidste podcast fra Altinget i Bruxelles forklarer, hvordan krigen i Ukraine har skabt en ny og vanskelig debat om udvidelse af Den Europæiske Union. Vært: Thomas Lauritzen, Europa-analytiker.Gæst: Rikke Albrechtsen, EU-redaktør.Interview: Christel Schaldemose, medlem af Europa-Parlamentet for Socialdemokratiet.Producer: Magnus Ebsen Bøgelund Pedersen, podcastassistent. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Studio 9 - Der Tag mit ... - Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Der Tag mit Sebastian Puschner - Aus für den Paragrafen 219a

Studio 9 - Der Tag mit ... - Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 34:19


Der Bundestag hat das Werbeverbot für Abtreibungen abgeschafft. Der Schritt sei überfällig gewesen, sagt Sebastian Puschner vom „Freitag“. Weitere Themen: Parteitag der Linken, Krieg in der Ukraine, Enttäuschung auf dem Balkan und drohende Gas-Krise.Moderation: Jana Münkelwww.deutschlandfunkkultur.de, Studio 9 - Der Tag mit ...Direkter Link zur Audiodatei

Géopolitique
Crise politique en Bulgarie, sur fond de guerre d'Ukraine

Géopolitique

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 3:11


durée : 00:03:11 - Géopolitique - par : Pierre  Haski  - Le gouvernement bulgare a été mis en minorité à la veille du Conseil européen, faisant capoter le sommet avec les pays des Balkans. Les partis nationalistes et prorusses ont été à la manœuvre pour faire tomber un Premier ministre pro-européen.

InterNational
Crise politique en Bulgarie, sur fond de guerre d'Ukraine

InterNational

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 3:11


durée : 00:03:11 - Géopolitique - par : Pierre  Haski  - Le gouvernement bulgare a été mis en minorité à la veille du Conseil européen, faisant capoter le sommet avec les pays des Balkans. Les partis nationalistes et prorusses ont été à la manœuvre pour faire tomber un Premier ministre pro-européen.

Progressive Voices
In The Know With Moe - 6/23/22 - Creative Conflict Resolution in Action on the World Stage

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 41:05


Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he condemns today's decision by the Supreme Court striking down a New York gun law that had restricted 'conceal carry.' He is then joined by Jacopo Bencini, who since 2019 works closely with Rondine - Cittadella della Pace, in the role of Campaign and Advocacy Advisor under the wider Leaders for Peace campaign project. The two discuss Rondine and its incredible work. Rondine - Cittadella della Pace, is a non-profit organization based in Tuscany, Italy. Through its restored medieval hamlet 15 minutes by car from Arezzo, it hosts university students coming from conflict and post-conflict areas from all over the world, especially the Caucasus, the Balkans, the Middle East, West Africa, and South America, together with students from all over the Mediterranean and Italy. Rondine's approach is based on a methodology developed over more than twenty years of activity, called the Rondine Method for creative conflict resolution. At the core of the Methodology lies the residential experience, living and sharing rooms with the “enemy”, and the deconstruction of the “enemy” itself as a poisonous concept. Rondine's programs last for one or two years, and – as far as we know – are the longest, globally, in the field of creative peacebuilding. Once back home, all Rondine alumni receive support to implement local impact projects, especially if involving communities from the other side of the border. Rondine's students understood that this very experience could not remain a small, yet successful experiment in the Tuscan countryside and, in December 2018, went to the United Nations in NYC to launch a global campaign, called 'Leaders for Peace.' Through the campaign, Rondine's students asked all 193 UN Governments to invest more in peace education and the teaching of human rights in national school systems. So far, the campaign has been endorsed by Italy, Costa Rica, the European Economic and Social Committee, and Pope Francis. In 2021, Rondine gained the status of special observer at the U.N. Economic and Social Council. In April 2022, a delegation of Rondine was received in NYC by U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, right before his trip to Russia and Ukraine. Rondine is currently opening its horizons overseas and it is looking forward to hosting students from the United States for short residential experiences, building on successful experiences with Canadian universities over past years. Their website is www.rondine.org/en and their Twitter handle is @RondineNobel. Jacopo's handle is @JacopoBencini. Jacopo is an international relations, campaign and advocacy consultant based in Florence, Italy. He has a background in International Relations and several work and research experiences around the world with the European Commission, the African Union Commission, Chatham House, the European Economic and Social Committee, the German Development Institute, and others. He has co-authored studies for the UNFCCC and other intergovernmental institutions. Moreover, he has been Youth Ambassador for the ONE Campaign for three years. You can watch this episode in the following places: Twitter - https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1YpKkZNmrBYxj YouTube - https://youtu.be/A1Nq9fJEXms Facebook - https://fb.watch/dQU6LDt_y8/

Le débat
Consensus pour la candidature de l'Ukraine : un tournant pour l'UE ?

Le débat

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 43:17


Dernier sommet à Bruxelles comme président du conseil de l'Union européenne pour le président français Emmanuel Macron. Après la perte de la majorité absolue à l'Assemblée nationale, le chef de l'État français entame une séquence diplomatique et espère maintenir la dynamique européenne. Un sommet européen d'autant plus important pour l'Ukraine puisqu'elle a obtenu le statut de candidate à l'UE. Un statut également accordé à la Moldavie, contrairement à la Géorgie et aux Balkans occidentaux.

In the Know with Moe
Creative Conflict Resolution in Action on the World Stage

In the Know with Moe

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 41:06


Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he condemns today's decision by the Supreme Court striking down a New York gun law that had restricted 'conceal carry.'He is then joined by Jacopo Bencini, who since 2019 works closely with Rondine - Cittadella della Pace, in the role of Campaign and Advocacy Advisor under the wider Leaders for Peace campaign project. The two discuss Rondine and its incredible work. Rondine - Cittadella della Pace, is a non-profit organization based in Tuscany, Italy. Through its restored medieval hamlet 15 minutes by car from Arezzo, it hosts university students coming from conflict and post-conflict areas from all over the world, especially the Caucasus, the Balkans, the Middle East, West Africa, and South America, together with students from all over the Mediterranean and Italy. Rondine's approach is based on a methodology developed over more than twenty years of activity, called the Rondine Method for creative conflict resolution. At the core of the Methodology lies the residential experience, living and sharing rooms with the “enemy”, and the deconstruction of the “enemy” itself as a poisonous concept. Rondine's programs last for one or two years, and – as far as we know – are the longest, globally, in the field of creative peacebuilding. Once back home, all Rondine alumni receive support to implement local impact projects, especially if involving communities from the other side of the border. Rondine's students understood that this very experience could not remain a small, yet successful experiment in the Tuscan countryside and, in December 2018, went to the United Nations in NYC to launch a global campaign, called 'Leaders for Peace.' Through the campaign, Rondine's students asked all 193 UN Governments to invest more in peace education and the teaching of human rights in national school systems. So far, the campaign has been endorsed by Italy, Costa Rica, the European Economic and Social Committee, and Pope Francis. In 2021, Rondine gained the status of special observer at the U.N. Economic and Social Council.In April 2022, a delegation of Rondine was received in NYC by U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, right before his trip to Russia and Ukraine.Rondine is currently opening its horizons overseas and it is looking forward to hosting students from the United States for short residential experiences, building on successful experiences with Canadian universities over past years.Their website is www.rondine.org/en and their Twitter handle is @RondineNobel. Jacopo's handle is @JacopoBencini.Jacopo is an international relations, campaign and advocacy consultant based in Florence, Italy. He has a background in International Relations and several work and research experiences around the world with the European Commission, the African Union Commission, Chatham House, the European Economic and Social Committee, the German Development Institute, and others. He has co-authored studies for the UNFCCC and other intergovernmental institutions. Moreover, he has been Youth Ambassador for the ONE Campaign for three years.You can watch this episode in the following places:Twitter - https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1YpKkZNmrBYxjYouTube - https://youtu.be/A1Nq9fJEXmsFacebook - https://fb.watch/dQU6LDt_y8/

Europa draait door
#25 - Voorkeursbehandeling Oekraïne leidt tot jaloezie (S04)

Europa draait door

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 46:16


Deze week buigen lidstaten van de Europese Unie zich over de vraag of Oekraïne een kandidaat-status zou moeten krijgen. Terwijl er in eerste instantie veel hobbels op de weg lagen, lijkt de weg nu geplaveid voor een Oekraïens kandidatuur. De snelheid waarmee dit echter gebeurt leidt tot jaloezie bij een aantal landen, vooral op de Balkan. Verdienen landen als Servië en Albanië dan niet ook zo'n status? En wat voor risico's zitten er aan eventuele uitbreiding? We bespreken het met Europa-correspondent Clara van de Wiel.

Studio ob 17h
Evropska unija odpira vrata Ukrajini, kaj to pomeni za Balkan?

Studio ob 17h

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 56:14


Vojna v Ukrajini je odprla novo poglavje v evropski zgodovini in znova postavila v središče širitev Evropske unije. Znotraj Unije vlada soglasje glede podelitve statusa kandidatke za članstvo Ukrajini in Moldaviji, s tem sta državi preskočili številne birokratske in tehnične pogoje, nasprotno pa za države Zahodnega Balkana to ne velja. Kako njihov pristopni proces premakniti z mrtve točke in preprečiti, da bi se ukrajinska vojna prelila na Zahodni Balkan? Bodo evropski voditelji na zasedanju v Bruslju našli rešitev? O tem voditeljica Sandra Krišelj z našima dopisnikoma iz Bruslja in Beograda Igorjem Juričem in Boštjanom Anžinom z gosti v studiu. Gostje: Samuel Žbogar, državni sekretar na Ministrstvu za zunanje zadeve, Valentin Inzko, nekdanji visoki predstavnik mednarodne skupnosti v Bosni in Hercegovini, dr. Jure Požgan, profesor mednarodnih odnosov na Fakulteti za družbene vede v Ljubljani.

Orientering
Orientering: Støjberg klar med nyt parti - 23. jun 2022

Orientering

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 109:59


Efter længere tids optræk har Inger Støjberg i dag meldt ud om sit parti Danmarksdemokraterne. Et parti som skaber uro og ekstra kamp om stemmerne blandt de borgerlige partier. Både Dansk Folkeparti og Nye Borgerlige har ellers bejlet til Inger Støjberg som løsgænger - men hun valgte at gå selv. Spørgsmålet er hvor mange hun eventuelt trækker med sig - blandt utilfredse folketingsmedlemmer af Dansk Folkeparti. Efter en rekordhurtig proces med ukrainsk ansøgning bliver det krigsplagede land i dag eller i morgen efter alt at dømme officielt kandidat til EU-medlemskab. Men mens Ukraine altså står til lynhurtigt at få kandidatstatus til EU, har en række lande på især Balkan ventet på medlemskab til Unionen i tyve år. Og at Ukraine nu ser ud til måske endda at overhale de ventende lande, bringer store følelser frem på Balkan. Naturen har det skidt i EU, og det tager EU-kommissionen nu konsekvensen af med en stor naturgenopretningspakke. Landbruget anerkender, at der er brug for det - især for at vende udviklingen for bier og andre bestøvere. Karen Hjulmand og Brita Kvist er værter, Tine Møller Sørensen er dagens redaktør. www.dr.dk/orientering

Le journal de 12h30
Face à l'impossibilité de gouverner, Emmanuel Macron dresse la liste possible des options de sortie de crise

Le journal de 12h30

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 25:41


durée : 00:25:41 - Journal de 12h30 - En rejetant la responsabilité de la crise institutionnelle actuelle sur l'opposition, le président Emmanuel Macron n'a-t-il pas également fermé la porte à toute issue rapide ? - invités : Loïc Trégourès Chargé d'enseignement en sciences politiques à l'Institut catholique de Paris, spécialiste des Balkans

Les journaux de France Culture
Face à l'impossibilité de gouverner, Emmanuel Macron dresse la liste possible des options de sortie de crise

Les journaux de France Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 25:41


durée : 00:25:41 - Journal de 12h30 - En rejetant la responsabilité de la crise institutionnelle actuelle sur l'opposition, le président Emmanuel Macron n'a-t-il pas également fermé la porte à toute issue rapide ? - invités : Loïc Trégourès Chargé d'enseignement en sciences politiques à l'Institut catholique de Paris, spécialiste des Balkans

Géopolitique
L'Union européenne confrontée à la question de son élargissement

Géopolitique

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 3:13


durée : 00:03:13 - Géopolitique - par : Pierre  Haski  - Un Conseil européen réuni à Bruxelles devrait accorder à l'Ukraine, et à la Moldavie, le statut de candidat à l'UE. Un geste politique fort, mais qui ne résout pas la problématique de l'élargissement, en particulier en direction des pays des Balkans occidentaux.

InterNational
L'Union européenne confrontée à la question de son élargissement

InterNational

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 3:13


durée : 00:03:13 - Géopolitique - par : Pierre  Haski  - Un Conseil européen réuni à Bruxelles devrait accorder à l'Ukraine, et à la Moldavie, le statut de candidat à l'UE. Un geste politique fort, mais qui ne résout pas la problématique de l'élargissement, en particulier en direction des pays des Balkans occidentaux.

Interviews - Deutschlandfunk
EU-Kandidaten - Albanischer Politiker: „Kein Land auf dem westlichen Balkan ist beitrittsreif“

Interviews - Deutschlandfunk

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 6:42


Der albanische Politiker Genc Pollo begrüßt die EU-Beitrittsperspektive für die Ukraine und Moldau als "willkommene politische Geste". Der zunächst angekündigte Boykott des EU-Gipfels auch seines Land sei eine Unverfrorenheit gewesen - solches Benehmen helfe einer künftigen EU-Mitgliedschaft Albaniens nicht. Küpper, Moritzwww.deutschlandfunk.de, InterviewDirekter Link zur Audiodatei

10vor10
10 vor 10 vom 22.06.2022

10vor10

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 24:34


Frust am Balkan wegen Bevorzugung der Ukraine, Russisches Gold in der Schweiz, Macrons Suche nach Partnern, Abfallsammlerin wird Abgeordnete in Argentinien

Productivity Mastery
[bonus] Leadership Strengths and Shortcomings in the Balkans: The Leaders Who Care - Episode #79 with Jakob Modéer

Productivity Mastery

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 62:28


In this special bonus episode on Productivity Mastery, Stoyan Yankov, the co-founder and co-host of The Leaders Who Care podcast and community platform, interviews Jakob Modéer, Regional Manager of the Swiss Entrepreneurship Program. Tune in and discover: ✔️ Opportunities and challenges in the Balkan region from the Western perspective, ✔️ The role of culture in the country's economy, ✔️ Why an economic system would need plurality, ✔️ Using the entrepreneurship as a vessel to massively help, ✔️ How to practically support less developed countries, and more! Swedish by origin, American/British by education, and Balkanite by marriage and life! 30+years of living, working, failing, surviving, and succeeding in southeast Europe. Factory-owner, exporter, job creator, motivator, storyteller and now, startup ecosystem supporter with the Swiss Entrepreneurship Program. Being born and raised in Sweden, a country that scores in the top 10 of any global development index, made for a wonderful and worry-free childhood. As a teenager, with restlessness with life in a society of collective conformity and completion, Jakob applied to study for a high school year in the US, which was followed by BA studies at Lewis & Clark College out in Oregon. At the American university, Jakob was struck by the openness of the discourse, the closeness of the professors and their push for well-argued cases to improve the status quo, and the equal rejection of unsupported complaining. Graduation coincided with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rush for societal change in East Europe and the USSR. Jakob got a job in Moscow, constructing the first golf course in the USSR. The encounter with the negative effects of totalitarianism and the planned economy was eye-opening. Finding a way to operate and get a job done in a completely different culture was an incredible challenge, a learning journey that Jakob now treasures very much. Today, 30+ years later, he recognizes that those months in the Soviet capital were his watershed moment, he knew at that moment, that this is where he wanted to be – on the front lines of the re-introduction of individual freedoms, free market, and free-thinking. During the last three decades in the lands of southeast Europe aka The Balkans, Jakob has started and failed as a factory owner, succeeded as an exporter of multiple products, worked as a consultant on job creation programs, and advised national and local governments on the art of creating jobs (often in deprived geographical areas) and most recently managing a program which puts entrepreneurs first, as the primary change agents, in a transitional society. Enjoy this special and very insightful episode, and learn more about the podcast via theleaderswhocare.org!

Bureau Buitenland
EU gaat weer groeien

Bureau Buitenland

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 24:13


De Europese Unie gaat weer groeien Op de top van Europese regeringsleiders krijgen Oekraïne en Moldavië de status van kandidaat lidmaatschap van de EU. De boodschap is: jullie zijn – op termijn – welkom in de Europese familie. De EU schuift daarmee geografisch ver op naar het oosten. En daar blijft het niet bij. Ook op de westelijke Balkan zoeken landen al langere tijd aansluiting. Kan de EU die wensen negeren nu Oekraïne en Moldavië een belangrijke stap maken richting toetreding? Volgens Europa-deskundige Luuk van Middelaar mag er veel meer discussie worden gevoerd over vergaande gevolgen van EU-uitbreiding. Want is de Unie daar zelf wel klaar voor? Uitgelicht Journalist Sofoula Schalkwijk over het einde van een eeuwenlange ruzie over de klassieke Griekse beeldhouwwerken die in Londen staan en die de Grieken terug willen hebben.

Digital Government podcast
Why cybersecurity capacity of the Western Balkan countries should matter?

Digital Government podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 23:12


The Western Balkan Digital Security Forum took place in Tallinn and online on June 15, 2022, bringing together leaders and experts in cybersecurity to discuss developments and challenges on the topic in the region. Merle Maigre, e-Governance Academy's own Senior Expert on Cybersecurity, joins us in this episode to explore some of the takeaways from the high-level meeting, and how to support six Balkan countries in building strategic cybersecurity capacity.Tune in!Learn more about the Western Balkan Digital Security Forum here.

The Greek Current
The debate about European enlargement and the Western Balkans

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 13:00


This week Western Balkan leaders will travel to Brussels for a high-level meeting with EU leaders where they will discuss progress on their integration with the EU and the challenges posed by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The meeting comes as the debate over EU enlargement picks up again, which has seen calls from key European leaders for the EU to live up to its promises to the Western Balkans and take meaningful steps to integrate the region into the European family. Florian Bieber joins Thanos Davelis to look at how the war in Ukraine is impacting the debate over EU enlargement, putting the Western Balkans' hopes of integration into the EU back in the spotlight.Florian Bieber is a Professor of Southeast European History and Politics and Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, Austria. He is also a coordinator at The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group.You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:It's time to get European enlargement back on trackWhat Has Stopped EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans?EU Rapporteur Adds To Pressure For Brussels To Give Balkans 'Something' Amid Ukraine Push‘Extended' heat wave to be ‘a challenge,' says expertGreek power system to be put to the testTurkey says summit is not deadline for talks on Finland and Sweden's NATO bids 

InterNational
Les Balkans : les oubliés de l'adhésion à l'UE

InterNational

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 40:05


durée : 00:40:05 - Un jour dans le monde - Un sommet à Bruxelles ces 23 et 24 juin devrait entériner la candidature de l'Ukraine à l'Union européenne avec un consensus total des 27. Mais l'Ukraine ne sera pas seule à l'ordre du jour : des représentants de plusieurs pays des Balkans eux-mêmes candidats seront également présents.

Un jour dans le monde
Les Balkans : les oubliés de l'adhésion à l'UE

Un jour dans le monde

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 40:05


durée : 00:40:05 - Un jour dans le monde - Un sommet à Bruxelles ces 23 et 24 juin devrait entériner la candidature de l'Ukraine à l'Union européenne avec un consensus total des 27. Mais l'Ukraine ne sera pas seule à l'ordre du jour : des représentants de plusieurs pays des Balkans eux-mêmes candidats seront également présents.

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine
ADRIATIC by Robert D. Kaplan, read by Arthur Morey

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 5:26


Golden Voice narrator Arthur Morey easily assumes the persona of an especially well informed, keenly observant guide in this audiobook tour of the Adriatic countries. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile's Alan Minskoff discuss the warmth and sophistication in Morey's narration of Robert D. Kaplan's work, focused around eastern Europe. His idiosyncratic delivery is made for the audiobook that travels around the Adriatic Sea from Venice, through the Balkan countries. In classical travel writing style, Kaplan comments on art and architecture and explores changes noticed over three decades of observation. An audiobook that fills in pieces in a very old and multifaceted history. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile's website. Published by Random House Audio. Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.com Support for AudioFile's Behind the Mic comes from PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO, dedicated to producing top-quality fiction and nonfiction audiobooks written and read by the best in the business. Visit penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/audiofile now to start listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Voices of War
Personal reflections on war

The Voices of War

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 15:31


Today is June 20th, and it is World Refugee Day. It has prompted me to reflect on my most recent episode, where I recorded an update on the situation in Ukraine with guests Arne and Mike. I'm heartened to see the interest the conversation has received—not for bragging rights, but because it helps, ever so slightly, to keep the attention on those who must live with the consequences of this invasion, including the more than 7 million individuals who have already been forced to flee, and whose real battle has only just begun. An unfortunate reality of our current times is that conflicts around the world are forgotten almost as quickly as they begin. Since the world took notice of the Russian invasion of Ukraine almost four months ago, outrage and interest has subsided such that any updates on the war feature less and less frequently on most major news sites. But we shouldn't be surprised. We only need to look at other ongoing conflicts—take Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, Ethiopia, or Sudan, for example, where hundreds if not thousands of lives have been lost just this year alone—to see how quickly conflicts disappear from our collective consciousness. Aside from the difficulties faced by the estimated one hundred million refugees fleeing various conflict zones across the globe, one of the aspects that affects and saddens me the most is the recognition that for these people, it is only after they are long forgotten by the rest of us that their true battle begins. These conflicts are so deeply personal to me because, as most of you by now know, I am a product of the Bosnian war from the early 90's. When the war broke out in my home city of Sarajevo, I was 10 years old. Before the war, we lived a completely regular, or even a privileged life. My mum worked as a physics professor at one of the country's best high schools and my dad was an engineer working at one of the biggest and most-prominent engineering companies in former Yugoslavia. This was the same company that brought Russian gas into the Balkans, as well as the company that engineered Saddam Hussein's personal bunker in Baghdad. In short, my brother, who is three years older than me, and I, weren't left wanting for much. Apart from school, our weekdays included lots of playing and running around the neighbourhood with the dozens of other children living on our street. Weekends always included visits to my paternal grandmother, who lived in the centre of Sarajevo, as well as my cousins, both from mum's and dad's side. We'd escape Sarajevo to our weekend home my parents were building not far outside of the city, or to the one that my maternal grandfather built all by himself a few hours' drive out of the city. Winter holidays were spent skiing on one of the nearby Olympic mountains dominating the Sarajevan horizon. In summer, we travelled to a beautiful coastal town in Croatia, where we kept a fully equipped trailer a stone's throw from a secluded pebbled beach. Life was good. As I now watch events unfold in Ukraine, I am reminded of the naivety and innocence of not only my parents, but also the rest of the country, that war could simply not occur. I mean, Bosnia is in the heart of Europe. Four hours drive and you're in Austria, seven and you're in Germany.  No way would the rest of the world let the Bosnian Serbs, supported intimately by Serbia, start a war. The world had moved on, Europe had moved on, from large scale military confrontations. I remember in those final days before all hell broke loose, ordinary citizens, including my parents, neighbours, teachers and just about everyone else, going to huge anti-war protests. I was glued to the TV watching as they sang ‘Give Peace A Chance', with every Sarajevan who had a lighter, which was just about every one of them, holding it lit above their head and swaying their arms in synch with the song. Although a powerful sight, and one that I get emotional over, even today, I now realise how foolish and naïve it was to hope that Bosnians could stop the inevitable march to war. Those in power had already decided, plans had been drawn up, troops gathered, weapons and supply lines prepared. All that was necessary was a spark to kick it all off. As I sit here and watch the millions of refugees pouring out of Ukraine, I remember the sense of helplessness of not being able to change your destiny. The night before our suburb was occupied by Serb forces, my mum had a terrible feeling that something was about to happen. It was the first night in 20 years of living in the same house that she could hear the flow of a river, a kilometre away. It was an eerily quiet night. So, the next morning, the four of us, my dad, mum, brother and I, packed a backpack each and left our house to go and stay with my aunt, uncle and two cousins a little further into town. That day, the barricades around Sarajevo went up, and my suburb fell into Serb hands, with many of our neighbours who were left behind experiencing grave abuse by the invading forces. Fighting-age men were detained and taken away as prisoners. Some were never heard of again. Our house, the home I grew up in, was taken over by a police commander who threw my brother's and my toys out into the backyard to rot. Our neighbour, the angel of a lady who also spent hours teaching me how to read and write, managed to wrestle some of our most-treasured possessions from the intruder, including some our family photo albums. Years later, during her first visit since the war, my mum was able to recover those cherished mementos of a life long gone. We stayed with my aunt and uncle for those first few days of hell breaking loose. I remember watching tanks occupy positions on top of a small hill about 500m opposite of my aunt and uncle's house. They weren't shooting yet, but their command of the entire suburb from an elevated position was daunting as it was perplexing. How is this possible? These were our people? Not even two years ago we all sang the same anthem as Yugoslavia qualified for the semi-final in the FIFA World Cup in Italy. We all speak the same language. Hell, most of us didn't even know that there was such a thing as different ethnicities. And yet here we were, cowering in the shadow of their barrels awaiting the inevitable. And it didn't take long. Several times in those first days, air raid sirens echoed around the city, forcing us into bomb shelters scattered around the suburb. We were lucky that my aunt and uncle's house was literally meters away from one of these, where we spent a number of anxious hours waiting for the threat to lift. A few days later, as the bombing really started, my parents decided that we'd be safer at my grandma's house, whose apartment was in the heart of the city. We would spend the following few months there, until our escape from Sarajevo. I remember sitting in the cellar for hours on end, waiting for the shelling to stop. My grandma's building had about 10 apartments, and just about all of the occupants would hide below ground when the shelling would start. By now, it was occurring frequently enough that the cellars had to be cleaned up, chairs and tables were brought in, as well as candles, food and water. Power would frequently go out, as would water and getting basic supplies was becoming a serious challenge. To pass the time, I remember how my brother and I used a picture of Slobodan Milosevic, the President of Serbia at the time, that had a bull's eye superimposed on it, for target practice. We had a couple of straws and bits of rolled up paper that we would dip in some water, pretending it was poison. We'd then shoot our weapons at Milosevic's face, who was smugly smirking at our abysmal efforts from his place of prominence on one of the cellar walls. Ultimately, I was lucky to have had to live in a besieged Sarajevo for only a few short months. I had recently had a serious ear surgery due to a tumour behind the eardrum of my right ear. My parents knew that I would imminently need another surgery to replace my eardrum which had 13 raptures in it, but they kept this from me at the time as they wanted me to focus on my recovery before worrying about the next time I'd be going into hospital. However, the fragile state of my eardrum, and the now near-constant shelling of the city were a bad combination. At one point, my mum told me to keep my mouth open while the bombs are falling as this would allow me to easier equalise the pressure on my eardrum from any artillery and mortar blasts. I can still hear my brother making fun of me for sitting in the cellar with my mouth permanently open out of fear of my eardrum bursting. The moment mum and dad broke the news to my brother and I that the three of us would be leaving Sarajevo the next day on a UN convoy, I remember an insatiable rage coming over me. I did not want to leave. I did not want to leave my dad behind; I did not want to leave the rest of our family behind, all my friends. I did not want to leave my city, especially not now when its mere survival was in question. My ten-year old brain could not comprehend what was happening. Only weeks ago, we lived a normal life. I was going to school. We had picnics on the weekend. We were talking about our next holiday on the Croatian coast. It all vanished overnight. As the next day dawned, one of our neighbours, Raza, sister of one of the nation's most prominent poets Kiko Sarajlic, gave me a hand-made Pinocchio figurine she once picked up in Italy. It was aimed to give me something to play with, she said, and that we'll play together upon our inevitable, and surely imminent, return to Sarajevo. The irony of her words, while handing me a Pinocchio figurine, was lost on me until much later. Looking back, my reflection upon these memories has always had a certain nonchalance; a certain detachment from the reality of what they truly represented of my childhood. Now, as a father, the thought of any child, or in fact any person, having to flee their home after being innocently caught in conflict, much less conflict at the hands of an egomaniacal dictator attempting to assert regional, if not global, dominance, brings tears to my eyes. Years later, my heart hurts for the fear my parents must have felt. The fear of not knowing what the next day would bring. The fear of not knowing how or if they could keep their young children alive and safe. The fear of the future that would befall their children should they be left without a parent or guardian to look out for them. The fear of the trauma and scars that may imprint on them in the days, weeks, months, and years of hardship to come. As a father, the thought of my children having to live through such events sends a heaviness through me. But that heaviness is quickly replaced by anger. Because so many of these conflicts are unnecessary. Avoidable, even. And yet we enter into them so lightly. Far too lightly. Thinking back to my own experiences, I know that what I lived through was easier than what my parents lived through. Childhood resilience is a wonderful thing. But, having to help your wife and children flee while you stay back to defend your homeland, as was the case for my father, or having to seek refuge in a foreign country where you don't speak the language or have any of your qualifications recognised, as was the case for my mother, seem like far more challenging experiences. Watching your children become marginalised as they're branded the poor foreigners in a new school. Having to rely on government handouts for the food, clothing and shelter you once provided in abundance for your family. Lining up for hours on end at an Immigration Office to apply for the less-than-welcoming residence status known as ‘Duldung', which roughly translates to ‘tolerating or bearing you'. Many mistook this for a residence permit. It wasn't! It was merely the suspension of the state's obligation to deport you. It was a tactical pause, in your otherwise precarious existence and statelessness. After all that, there are the next 30 years coming to terms with never knowing the final resting place of friends and family, or the trauma associated with seeing your loved ones killed in front of your eyes. There is the loss of your identity, your history, your memories, yourself. These are the unspoken, unseen, unaccounted costs of war. As the discussion around the invasion of Ukraine moves onto what a decisive victory looks like and how an end may come about, I urge those that care, those who are angered by needless acts of violence, to remember that for millions of innocent survivors, both in Ukraine and Russia and around the world, often, the immediate costs of these conflicts are the lightest and most superficial. The real costs—those which our children, families, and our communities bear, will play out in the months, years, and decades to come. I only need look to my own experience, where almost 30 years on, the balcony and building from which I watched those tanks roll in, still carry the scars from rockets and artillery of my childhood, to know that these are costs that humanity we'll be paying for generations to come. On this Refugee Day, take a moment to pause and look around. Take stock of what you have, and not of what you're missing. Take comfort in the relative safety of your country, of a roof over your head, your job, or the car you might be driving right now. Think about the family dinner you get to enjoy tonight, or your child's birthday party you get to organise. Think about the bar you'll go to for ‘knock-off drinks'. Think about all of that, and then remember the 100 million refugees who won't be thinking those thoughts. And for those of you in positions of authority, or those who might command troops in war, take a moment to think about the next order you'll give. Think about the impact that bomb, rocket, shell, or round will have. Not just on your target, but on those you might write off as collateral damage. Remember that the few minutes it took you to give, or to carry out an order, might leave physical, psychological, and spiritual scars on a child lasting a lifetime. What might be your acceptable collateral damage, might be someone's mother, father, sister, or brother. It might be someone's husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend. It might be someone's friend. And one of those your bombs force to flee, might be a child facing a life of uncertainty and instability. A child, just like me. Finally, and where I hope this thought bubble to land, think about what you can do to help. Can you forgo a few coffees or drinks, and donate the money to the UNHCR, or another of the many amazing organisations helping those most in need? Can you donate your time to help in a shelter? What about old clothing? Can you donate some of it? How about attending one of the many activities marking the day? If nothing else, use your voice on social media or elsewhere to increase awareness of this growing need. But whatever you do, don't just turn away.   Music: Adagio For Strings, by Samuel Barber  

Eat The Rich
Patreon Ep 116 - Our Lady of Scams and Patriotism Teaser

Eat The Rich

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 11:20


On this week's Patreon episode, we take a deep dive into the weird pseudo-Catholic pilgrimage site of Medjugorje, the fraught and violent history of the Church in the Balkans, the ambiguity of official Papal sanctions for miracles, and a sicko American millionaire boomer and his “patriotic” cult. patreon.com/eattherich

Revolutionary Left Radio
Yugoslavia: Socialist Construction in the Balkans

Revolutionary Left Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 110:19


In this episode, Aleksandra Kolaković joins Breht to discuss the history of socialist construction in the former Yugoslavia. We discuss the formation of Yugoslavia, the communist partisans and their fight against fascism during WW2, the rise, rule, and legacy of Josep Broz Tito, "Market Socialism", daily life for workers in Yugoslavia, the Tito-Stalin split and beef, and much more! This is a controversial chapter of socialist history, but also a fascinating and essential one! Enjoy!  Outro music: 'Maljčiki' by Idoli Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  

New Books Network
David P. Oakley, "Subordinating Intelligence: The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship" (UP of Kentucky Press, 2019)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 54:29


In the late eighties and early nineties, driven by the post–Cold War environment and lessons learned during military operations, United States policy makers made intelligence support to the military the Intelligence Community's top priority. In response to this demand, the CIA and DoD instituted policy and organizational changes that altered their relationship with one another. While debates over the future of the Intelligence Community were occurring on Capitol Hill, the CIA and DoD were expanding their relationship in peacekeeping and nation-building operations in Somalia and the Balkans. By the late 1990s, some policy makers and national security professionals became concerned that intelligence support to military operations had gone too far. In Subordinating Intelligence: The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship (UP of Kentucky Press, 2019), David P. Oakley reveals that, despite these concerns, no major changes to national intelligence or its priorities were implemented. These concerns were forgotten after 9/11, as the United States fought two wars and policy makers increasingly focused on tactical and operational actions. As policy makers became fixated with terrorism and the United States fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, the CIA directed a significant amount of its resources toward global counterterrorism efforts and in support of military operations. Sam Canter is a policy and strategy analyst, PhD candidate, and Army Reserve intelligence officer. The opinions state here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of the USG, DoD, Special Operations Command, or Joint Special Operations University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

The Tropical MBA Podcast - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle
TMBA 653: Bangkok, Thailand and DCBKK. We're Excited.

The Tropical MBA Podcast - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 37:44


The ‘post-COVID' location independent summer is beginning. We're seeing more and more posts in the DC forum that begin: ‘Who's in Medellin this month?', ‘Anyone in Poland or the Balkans'. Traveling and navigating new cities, and regions is very much the theme of today's show, which is a discussion for those thinking of visiting Bangkok, and Thailand in general, later in the year. And, of course, we're hugely excited for our first DCBKK event in three years, coming in October. With that in mind we've asked Kyla Gardner and Jesse Schoberg - both of whom have lived in Bangkok, and other places in Thailand, and attended a fair few DCBKKs - to share their thoughts. We'll cover: where to stay in Bangkok for a great vibe and delicious food, where to consider going after DCBKK, how to manage your time around events like DCBKK, and much more: “I don't know whether to advise people to just accept that you really just have to go really hard, you're not going to sleep, you're going to be exhausted but it's going to be worth it. Or advise them to try to take some power naps … it is just so stimulating, so much fun.”