In this chapter our focus will be wider. It
will include other aspects of humanitarian intervention and not only diplomatic
exchanges and the views of major protagonists. We will attempt to pinpoint the
elements of a rising Russian and European sense of identification and empathy with
the suffering. Moreover, we will trace the links and vehicles through which the
suffering of ‘strangers’ in the unknown Balkans (the
‘Christian East’ of the Asian
Comparing and contrasting propaganda in Serbia and Croatia from 1986 to 1999, this book analyses each group's contemporary interpretations of history and current events. It offers a detailed discussion of Holocaust imagery and the history of victim-centred writing in nationalist theory, including the links between the comparative genocide debate, the so-called Holocaust industry, and Serbian and Croatian nationalism. There is a detailed analysis of Serbian and Croatian propaganda over the Internet, detailing how and why the Internet war was as important as the ground wars in Kosovo, Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina, and a theme-by-theme analysis of Serbian and Croatian propaganda, using contemporary media sources, novels, academic works and journals.
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Turkey's involvement in the Gulf War in 1991 paved the way for the country's acceptance into the European Union. This book traces that process, and in the first part looks at Turkey's foreign policy in the 1990s, considering the ability of the country to withstand the repercussions of the fall of communism. It focuses on Turkey's achievement in halting and minimising the effects of the temporary devaluation in its strategic importance that resulted from the waning of the Cold War and the disintegration of the Soviet Union; the skilful way in which Turkey avoided becoming embroiled in the ethnic upheavals in Central Asia, the Balkans and the Middle East; and the development of a continued policy of closer integration into the European and western worlds. Internal politics are the focus of the second part of the book, addressing the curbing of the Kurdish revolt, the economic gains made and the strengthening of civil society. The book goes on to analyse the prospects for Turkey in the twenty-first century, in the light of the possible integration into Europe, which may leave the country's leadership free to deal effectively with domestic issues.
A bird’s eye view of intervention with emphasis on Britain, 1875–78
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla
The great power involvement triggered by the
Bulgarian atrocities was part of a wider international reaction to uprisings in the
Balkans known as the Great Eastern Crisis of 1875–78, which was to change the
map of the Balkans. Events began with the Serbs of Herzegovina (July
1875), followed a little later by Bosnia, the Bulgarians
(April–May 1876) and the war of the autonomous principalities
of Serbia and Montenegro
A neglected dimension of conﬂict:
the Albanian maﬁa
The Albanian maﬁa: a real maﬁa at the heart of the Balkans?
of 1999, the Kosovo daily newspaper Koha Ditore decided to
break the law of silence: ‘Drugs are ﬂowing into Kosovo where we are witnessing the birth of a powerful maﬁa network’, the province is gradually
becoming ‘a Colombia at the heart of Europe’ (Koha Ditore 23 December 1999).
On 10 March 2000 the special UN human rights investigator returned from a
ten-day tour of the Balkans. What Jiri Dienstbier said is, if possible
This book is an attempt at a comprehensive presentation of the history of humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century, the heyday of this controversial doctrine. It starts with a brief presentation of the present situation and debate. The theoretical first part of the book starts with the genealogy of the idea, namely the quest for the progenitors of the idea in the sixteenth and seventeenth century which is a matter of controversy. Next the nineteenth century ‘civilization-barbarity’ dichotomy is covered and its bearing on humanitarian intervention, with its concomitant Eurocentric/Orientalist gaze towards the Ottomans and other states, concluding with the reaction of the Ottomans (as well as the Chinese and Japanese). Then the pivotal international law dimension is scrutinized, with the arguments of advocates and opponents of humanitarian intervention from the 1830s until the 1930s. The theoretical part of the book concludes with nineteenth century international political theory and intervention (Kant, Hegel, Cobden, Mazzini and especially J.S. Mill). In the practical second part of the book four cases studies of humanitarian intervention are examined in considerable detail: the Greek case (1821-1831), the Lebanon/Syria case (1860-61), the Balkan crisis and Bulgarian case (1875-78) in two chapters, and the U.S. intervention in Cuba (1895-98). Each cases study concludes with its bearing on the evolution of international norms and rules of conduct in instances of humanitarian plights. The concluding chapter identifies the main characteristics of intervention on humanitarian grounds during this period and today’s criticism and counter-criticism.
Challenges and technological solutions to the identification of individuals in mass grave scenarios in the modern context
Gillian Fowler and Tim Thompson
these challenges exist has had some success in the Balkans and in
Guatemala, two areas that have experienced brutal civil wars for
a number of years. More recently, the analysis of elemental and
osteometric measures on the body have demonstrated potential in
attempts to reassociate remains. Ultimately however, technological
developments complement extensive ante-mortem investigation
and the two cannot be utilized independently if the required end
result is to successfully identify victims.
The search for and identification of corpses and human remains
Competing claims to national identity
In a seminal work published in 1999, Misha Glenny attempted to plot the Balkan
history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Glenny noted that in the
1830s Croatian nationalism began an oscillation between pan-Slavic, proAustrian and anti-Serb orientations. He concluded that this cleavage was the
result of ‘the multiple cultural and civilisational influences that had influenced
the Croats over many centuries [which was] inevitably reflected in Croatian
political nationalism’.1 Glenny thus offered an