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In consultation with our partners, and a survey of over 400 experts in political violence and violent extremism, the RESOLVE Network identified the Balkans/Caucasus as one of the Network regions of focus. Explore our research library, view our Network partners, or login to connect with our community of experts

Resource Library

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The Governance Nexus: Surveying the Research on Violent Extremism, Governance Failures, and the Quest for Political Legitimacy
Kateira Aryaeinejad, Galen Englund, Candace Rondeaux, Prakhar Sharma, and Megan A. Stewart
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With contributions from scholars based at American University, Yale, and several others working in and around the US international development and security community, this paper examines the…
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Kosovo – The Final Frontier? From Transitional Administration to Transitional Statehood
Gow, James
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The declaration of independence by the Kosovo authorities on 17 February 2008 was an exception founded on an exception. A territory that had been subject to international humanitarian action that was…
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The Protection of Civilians: An Evolving Paradigm?
Gordon, Stuart
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Whilst the protection of civilians (POC) in conflict has been a recurring feature of the humanitarian discourse the same has not been true in military doctrines, where the protection of civilians has…
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Whither Kosovo? Whither democracy?
Goldstone, Richard J.
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In September 1999, the Independent International Commission for Kosovo held its first meeting in Stockholm with a brief to analyze objectively the Kosovo crisis that led to the first ever military…
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Extremely violent societies: an alternative to the concept of genocide
Gerlach, Christian
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The past 15 years have seen an avalanche of research about mass violence and “genocide.” This is not only true for the three topics which will play a role in this article: Nazi Germany, the Soviet…
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Security Through Sociology: The North Caucasus and the Global Counterinsurgency Paradigm
Gerber, Theodore P. & Mendelson, Sarah E.
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The global counterinsurgency strategy to combat terrorism emphasizes responding to the social and economic needs of communities where terrorists may find support. Public opinion data can help in that…

Balkans / Caucasus Experts

Kateira Aryaeinejad
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Monica Duffy Toft
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Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers
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