NATO three years away from Serbia

NATO three years away from Serbia

  In all societies there are issues that are rather being skipped. Certain questions that only a few choose to open, taking the risk of being an...

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There is no such thing as an everlasting hostility

10. Oct 2017 | IN FOCUS

They wish to improve their image and present themselves as a defensive alliance that aims at good relations with everyone The first thing that pops into minds in Serbia at the mention of North Atlantic Alliance is the year 1999. Memory of the large number of civilians killed, especially among children, remains fresh. That year, my closest neighbour, the twenty year old Sofiya Jovanovic, was also killed in Vracar, one of the central Belgrades quarters. It happened at the end of the 20th cen...


Which empire to lean on… Serbia between the East and the West

14. Sep 2017 | RESEARCH

Four key findings: 1)      More than half of respondents wish for Serbia with no foreign military bases (53%), but if the bases must be present in Serbia, then the respondents choose Russian              bases (20%) 2)      Russia is Serbias best friend of all (41%). 3)      Germany (11%), Switzerland (7%), Austria, Italy, Sweden (5% each) are most often referred to as the countries in whi...


Panovic: Internal dialogue between the authorities and opposition on national TVs needed

23. Aug 2017 | IN FOCUS

"Serbia has returned to the systemic and anti-systemic position of the political actors. The government, which has the greatest responsibility, treats the opposition as an internal enemy with its arrogant behavior. This is scandalous, it mustnt be done. On the other hand, the opposition, whose responsibility is incomparably smaller, reacts to such a style of government with nihilism and cynicism, instead of preparing itself in organizational terms, trying to parry the authorities with strong pol...


NATO three years away from Serbia

23. Aug 2017 | ANALYSES

  In all societies there are issues that are rather being skipped. Certain questions that only a few choose to open, taking the risk of being anathemized for breaking the dominant discourse. In Serbia, one of such questions, no doubt, is the relationship between Serbia and NATO. That is why the news (already well known to the informed public) that Serbia will host the Regex 2018 military drills, has produced such commotion. That prompted even Minister of Defense Aleksandar Vulin to try and...


Serbia between NATO and Russia - Reality against emotions

18. Aug 2017 | DIALOG

In reality, Serbia is closer than ever to NATO. In the course of the last five years, it took part in as many as 44 joint military exercises with the US army, compared to only six with Russia. Within the Partnership for Peace framework Serbia participated in a total of 23 exercises. All of them took place in NATO member state territories, with the first joint military drill to be held in Serbias territory next year on agenda. Since 2014 Serbia has received a total of twelve million euros in help...


Connection between the Market and Social State

3. Aug 2017 | ANALYSES

The neoliberal path, started in 2001, has led to especially bad results in Serbia, in which the citizens were in a very bad economic position previously as well. Every responsible economic analyst knows that debt policy, orientation at small and medium enterprises with no big systems that they would work for, subsidies for new jobs without clearly defined obligations of employers, high interest rates of foreign banks and the lack of a national development bank for stimulation of the domestic eco...


Between Wakefulness and the Dream: Public Opinion Research

3. Aug 2017 | ANALYSES

  The author of our most famouse love song Laza Kosti? puts love and his song in the area „Between Wakefulness and the Dream“. May the poet and those who love him forgive us for the metaphor which comes to mind to a public opinion researcher when these verses are mentioned. The wakefulness is somehow being linked to the public opinion researcher and the dreams to the research client. The research should provide certain answers about the wakefulness itself (about reality and pub...


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Which empire to lean on… Serbia between the East and the West
Which empire to lean on… Serbia between the East and the West

Four key findings: 1)      More than half of responden...

NATO three years away from Serbia
NATO three years away from Serbia

  In all societies there are issues that are rather being skipped. Certain...

Serbia between NATO and Russia - Reality against emotions
Serbia between NATO and Russia - Reality against emotions

In reality, Serbia is closer than ever to NATO. In the course of the last five y...

Panovic: Internal dialogue between the authorities and opposition on national TVs needed
Panovic: Internal dialogue between the authorities and opposition on national TVs needed

"Serbia has returned to the systemic and anti-systemic position of the political...

Between Wakefulness and the Dream: Public Opinion Research
Between Wakefulness and the Dream: Public Opinion Research

  The author of our most famouse love song Laza Kosti? puts love and his s...