Some similarities between the Capitol riots and wars in ex-Yugoslavia

1. “Strong leaders”, nationalist identity politics, populist politicians and undemocratic agendas  2. Military coup-style actions and violent takeovers of public institutions and buildings  3. People driven by beliefs in conspiracy theories, politics of fear, irrationality and nationalist mythology.  4. Militia groups, paramilitary units, armed individuals often with criminal records, tribalistic behaviours  5. Disdain for democracy,Continue reading “Some similarities between the Capitol riots and wars in ex-Yugoslavia”

Integration and disintegration of Europe 1991

Recently I was watching an episode of Rapport from December 1991. Rapport is the Swedish public service news program. Via SVT, one can watch older episodes about different topics and events. This one is about the Maastricht agreement and the negotiations that were taking place during 1991.   My Europe blog article also focuses on Sweden,Continue reading “Integration and disintegration of Europe 1991”

Sweden – yes to the EU but no to the Euro

Recently I was watching an episode of Rapport from December 1991. Rapport is the Swedish public service news program. Via SVT, one can watch older episodes about different topics and events. This one is about the Maastricht agreement and the negotiations that were taking place during 1991.   In the episode, different aspects are being mentioned,Continue reading “Sweden – yes to the EU but no to the Euro”

Sarajevo in spring and summer 1992

Recently I was watching a video called “A Black Cauldron” via YouTube. As usual, my ambition with this blog is to write about what happened in the former Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union by analysing different sources, thereby not glorifying them or similar. Concerning this video,  I am writing about the following aspects: “Welcome toContinue reading “Sarajevo in spring and summer 1992”

“Battle for Seattle” files

Events as demonstrations, violence and controversies during the World Trade Organisation meeting in Seattle during November-December 1999 came to be known as “the Battle for Seattle”. Relevant data as official documents, photos,  notes and other stuff can be read and downloaded via Seattle  government website.  Thanks for reading. You can provide support and reward myContinue reading ““Battle for Seattle” files”

Good humans in the time of evil – Duško Kondor

Duško Kondor was a human rights activist during and after the war in Bosnia. He was born and lived in the city of Bijeljina, were among the worst crimes during the war occurred in 1992. During the war, Duško had the courage and moral conviction to condemn war crimes, and after the war, he cooperatedContinue reading “Good humans in the time of evil – Duško Kondor”

Neo-liberalism, Soros and CIA – conspiracy theories in areas of ex-Yugoslavia and the Soviet union

Why do many people in Balkans believe that Corona does not exist and that 5G is a conspiracy connected to Bill Gates? Recently, I read an article by weekly columnist Hynek Pallas who often writes about Central Europe in Swedish speaking daily media as Göteborgs Posten. Pallas has reviewed two research book called ”Conspiracy Theories inContinue reading “Neo-liberalism, Soros and CIA – conspiracy theories in areas of ex-Yugoslavia and the Soviet union”

Danish armour recognition military card during the war in Bosnia

During the war in Bosnia, the Danish state participated with its military units initially in the UN-led UNPROFOR and later within the NATO-led IFOR and SFOR peacekeeping missions. One more famous aspect of the Danish military participation in Bosnia was the usage of German-made Leopard 1 tanks with 105 mm guns.  Via laststandonzombieisland blog  TheContinue reading “Danish armour recognition military card during the war in Bosnia”

Monument politics in ex-Yugoslavia

During 2020 there have been many debates about monuments concerning demonstrations and riots connected to the Black Lives Matter movement. Monuments as of Edward Colston in Bristol, UK and of General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, USA have been vandalised and/or destroyed.  My position when it comes to monuments is the following: Monuments are notContinue reading “Monument politics in ex-Yugoslavia”

500 Billion Dinar Question

In 1991, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ceased to exist as a sovereign state and UN-member. Before its collapse, socialist Yugoslavia had economic problems, including inflation. The inflation problems were temporarily handled by its last prime-minister Ante Markovic. According to the historian Tvrtko Jakovina based in Croatia, Markovic was especially successful in stopping theContinue reading “500 Billion Dinar Question”