Violent Extremism in the Western Balkans
31st Workshop of the PfP Consortium Study Group "Regional Stability in South East Europe”
Dokumenttyp:Study Group Information
Herausgeber:Dr. Filip Ejdus, Dr. Predrag Jureković
Verlag:Study Group Information - Austrian National Defence Academy in co-operation with the PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes
Autor(en):Edina Beæireviæ, Nemanja D¾uveroviæ, Dr. Filip Ejdus, Enri Hide, Gordana Jankuloska, Dr. Predrag Jureković, MA Izabela Kisiæ, Ebi Spahiu, Isidora Stakiæ, Richard Stojar, Vìra Stojarová, Marianne Wade, James Kenneth Wither, Susan Woodward
Beiträge in dieser Publikation:
What is the potential for violent extremism in the Western Balkans? This question has been the main topic of discussion of the 31st workshop of the Study Group Regional Stability in South East Europe that took place in Belgrade, Serbia, from 27 to 29 September 2015. The term "radicalism” witnessed many different interpretations in the past, especially among the political elites across the Balkans. With the beginning of the civil war in Syria in 2011 and the emergence of IS, the term "radicalisation” received a different meaning in the context of the Western Balkans. "Radicalisation” is increasingly being used as proxy for Balkan-born fighters going to the battlefields in Syria and Iraq. This increasing on-site potential of violence affects the international political community which is making efforts to put a halt to this phenomenon.