Analysis

The Four Visegrad Countries: More Than It Seems

The Four Visegrad Countries: More Than It Seems

The Four Visegrad Countries: More Than It Seems Analysis by Sándor Gallai The migration crisis, along with the backwardness and the inefficiency of the European Union in handling the crisis increased the relative political weight of the Four Visegrad Countries (V4), resolute and united in this issue. The Visegrad brand came to be well-known, and migration policy became the subject of criticism. Those who view the Visegrad cooperation as mere declarations of diplomacy, protocol coordination and politically irrelevant joint…

RADICALIZATION INTO SALAFI JIHADISM: SOME PATTERNS AND PROFILES IN EUROPE 2015–2017

RADICALIZATION INTO SALAFI JIHADISM: SOME PATTERNS AND PROFILES IN EUROPE 2015–2017

Radicalization into Salafi Jihadism: some patterns and profiles in Europe 2015–2017 Analysis by Hanga Horváth-Sántha Understanding the dynamics, trigger factors and root causes of violent extremism leading to acts of terrorism has been subjected to vast research for the past decade. In this regard, the notion of radicalisation has been especially debated and contested by various researchers, leaving one sole ground to base all other theories upon: there is not one single pathway to terrorism, but there are many…

The UN Compact As A Catalyst Of Migration

The UN Compact as a catalyst of migration

The UN Compact as a catalyst of migration Analysis by Szabolcs Janik and Balázs Orbán The draft of the UN Compact issued in early February seeks to provide a comprehensive framework for the global management of migration. We should endeavor to move the negotiation process towards a compact that is much more balanced than the present version. The positive approach suggests that taking advantage of the benefits of migration depends on appropriate “management” only. Since the draft presents migration…

By Any Other Name: No-go Zones, Rhetoric And Reality

By any other Name: No-go Zones, Rhetoric and Reality

By any other Name: No-go Zones, Rhetoric and Reality Analysis Introduction There is a growing set of discourse which uses the term no-go zones to identify migrant neighbourhoods in Europeans cities. Central to the use of this expression is the meaning of the concept itself, and the controversy it generates regarding the extent and meaning of no-go zones: are no-go zones reallly dangerous spaces or not? In a recent and shocking book (2017) entitled No Go Zones: How Sharia Law…

Black Banners In The Western Balkans: Jihadis In Serbia, Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo And Macedonia

Black Banners in the Western Balkans: Jihadis in Serbia, Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia

Black Banners in the Western Balkans: Jihadis in Serbia, Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia Analysis Introduction In their study De-radicalising the Western Balkans, Tatyana Dronzina and Sulejman Muça (two researchers from Bulgaria) point out that „out of a total of 4000 Europeans who have joined the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, 900 (approximately one-quarter) originate from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia)”[1]. In addition, it is estimated that “in Albania, Bosnia, and Kosovo alone, extremists…