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Carl Bildt

Dayton Accords Defined the Past Not the Future?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.04.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Two decades after the Dayton Accords, the question is not about what happened during the three weeks of negotiations, but why is Bosnia & Herzegovina ("BiH") still defined by and stuck in that period and the conflict that it ended.

Why Technology, Not Geography, Is Key to Cybersecurity

Carl Bildt | Posted 10.26.2016 | World
Carl Bildt

SEOUL -- The solution to privacy concerns lies not in data localization, but in the development of secure systems and the proper use of encryption. Data storage actually means the continuous transfer of data between users, with no regard for Westphalian borders. Policies born of confusion, chaos and confrontation have no place in this new world of opportunities.

Seduction Diplomacy

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.03.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

As nationalism may seduce the masses, so may vanity have the same effect upon individual diplomats engaged in conflict resolution. While some may debate what strategic interests, conspiracies or prejudices are at play in motivating policy, too frequently it may be the egos of the personalities involved.

Who Will Govern the Internet Is the Key Global Issue Today

Carl Bildt | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Carl Bildt

STOCKHOLM -- The Internet has already become the most important infrastructure of the world. And that's just the beginning. Soon it will also be the infrastructure of all of our other infrastructures. So far, the governance of the net has been a biosphere of informal and formal institutions with multiple stakeholders having a say, but none having a dominating influence. But the dynamics of its development would not have been possible without the strong role of the tech community.

What European Leaders Besides Merkel Think About The Greek Referendum

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

Greeks head to the polls on Sunday to vote on whether they’ll continue austerity policies imposed by creditors and their European partners or strike...

Construction According to Putin's Model, from Bosnia to Europe?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The scent of nationalism was present in the former-Yugoslavia before Vladimir Putin effectively assumed power in Moscow. Already during the early stages of the conflict in Bosnia & Herzegovina, "BiH"  solutions were being fashioned in the hope of, well appeasing is perhaps an appropriate term, those leaders in the region but also Moscow who saw feudal nationalism as the vehicle to replace authoritarian communism.

Ukraine's Vote, Russia's Fate

Carl Bildt | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Carl Bildt

When the Soviet Union collapsed more than two decades ago, and Ukraine opted for independence, many expected the country to do better than Russia in the years to come. But events turned out differently.

Carl Bildt: Putin Must Face Mothers Of Fallen Russian Soldiers In Ukraine Conflict

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

Carl Bildt has been foreign minister of Sweden since 2006 and was prime minister from 1991-1994. He spoke to the WorldPost's Nathan Gardels earlier th...

WATCH LIVE: The Ukraine Crisis -- What's Next For Europe?

The WorldPost/Center For European Studies, Harvard | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

The Ukraine Crisis: What’s Next for Europe? “Security is like oxygen--you tend not to notice it until you begin to lose it, but once that occu...

Obama, Carl Bildt and Other Leaders: Oil or Human Lives?

Nuri Kino | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Nuri Kino

Now is the time, Carl Bildt, to be a Minister of Foreign Affairs for the oppressed, to be the forceful diplomat that you assume yourself to be. Pick up the phone and call Kerry, Ban Ki Moon and the others you need to contact.

Russian Orthodoxy

Martin Marty | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

These "clash of civilization" expressions, say the Orthodox faculty members at Fordham, rely on "flawed assumptions about Orthodox Christian history and doctrine." It is important to get this story and scene right, they argue because it will play out politically wherever "East vs. West" language is convenient in various causes.

Diplomacy 3.0 Starts in Stockholm

Andreas Sandre | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Andreas Sandre

While we have not yet outgrown Twitter and Facebook -- still key ingredients for any government's digital strategy -- foreign policy is fast moving towards more innovative ways to change its elitist undertones and become a truly participatory, collaborative forum.

First Ever Direct Flight From Turkey to Cyprus, in My Lifetime

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Alparslan Akkuş

Turkey and Greece and Cypriots have to make a decision and either continue their nonsense political dissidence or immediately start the negotiations to give way to a united Cyprus.

Bosnia's Alamo -- Srebrenica?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

From the massacre of all its defenders, "Remember the Alamo" became the call to victory. Executing all the defenders of Srebrenica and expelling all its Bosniak residents was the tactic that was intended to also wipe away all of Bosnia & Herzegovina.