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Passport Rank 2014: Balkans

Started Jul 11 0 Replies

Free movement is one fundamental human rights not only in one’s own country but also abroad. Visa restrictions play an important role in controlling the movement of foreign nationals across borders.…Continue

Tags: Ari, Rusila, Balkans, 2014, rank

Does Israeli Society explain Its Superiority in The Middle East?

Started Jun 25 0 Replies

In Arab and Iranian dictators' propaganda there is almost no problem that is not caused by the existence of Israel, the Middle East’s sole democracy. Most of the Arab and Muslim states do not…Continue

Tags: Red, project, Palestine, Sea-Dead, Sea

Fatah-Hamas Accord can be more an Opportunity than an Obstacle

Started May 3 0 Replies

President Abbas' Fatah movement – the dominant group in the PLO and which governs parts of the West Bank – and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip…Continue

Tags: balkanblog, Ari, Rusila, palestine, israel

Reality Check Time of Mideast Peace Process

Started Apr 14 0 Replies

The Mideast peace process is now on the edge of collapse and the parties desperately are looking for a package of measures which would be the basis for extending talks beyond the original deadline at…Continue

Tags: Red, project, Palestine, Sea-Dead, Sea

 

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Peculiarities of Operation Protective Edge

In Israeli-Palestinian conflict the policy “meet quiet with quiet” turned on July 2014 to violence leading to ongoing operation Protective Edge. Again one can see usual vicious cycle like few times before: Hamas terrorizes Israeli civilians with rockets, Israel responds and tries to disarm Hamas’ terrorist infrastructure, the innocent civilians on both sides of the border are paying the price, once again, and that military action will not guarantee long-term stability or peace.…See More
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Craig Zelizer liked Ari Rusila's discussion Passport Rank 2014: Balkans
Jul 11
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Passport Rank 2014: Balkans

Free movement is one fundamental human rights not only in one’s own country but also abroad. Visa restrictions play an important role in controlling the movement of foreign nationals across borders. They reflect also the relationships between individual nations as well the status of a country within the international community of nations. The main travel document is passport. Citizenship documented in passport regulates the level of free movement over borders; holder of one passport can travel…See More
Jul 11
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Does Israeli Society explain Its Superiority in The Middle East?

In Arab and Iranian dictators' propaganda there is almost no problem that is not caused by the existence of Israel, the Middle East’s sole democracy. Most of the Arab and Muslim states do not recognize Israel's right to exist. However the freest Arabs and Muslims in the Middle East live in Israel. The Israeli government is the only one in the Middle East that is elected by free citizens -- including Arabs and Muslims. Ironically even Islamic values seems better to be implemented in Western…See More
Jun 25
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Fatah-Hamas Accord can be more an Opportunity than an Obstacle

President Abbas' Fatah movement – the dominant group in the PLO and which governs parts of the West Bank – and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip announced a unity agreementon 23rd Apr. 2014.…See More
May 3
Craig Zelizer liked Ari Rusila's discussion Reality Check Time of Mideast Peace Process
Apr 15
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Reality Check Time of Mideast Peace Process

The Mideast peace process is now on the edge of collapse and the parties desperately are looking for a package of measures which would be the basis for extending talks beyond the original deadline at the end of April 2014. Ironically one could note that now talks are ongoing only to find whom to blame about failure of peace process.The Obama administration's efforts to impose a peace settlement seems to be a disastrous failure despite whether the negotiations formally break down or a…See More
Apr 14
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Transdniestria in Context of Ukraine

 PrologueTransnistrian claim for independence is being met with a certain degree of sympathy and understanding by some of the western experts. As an example, a Finnish political analyst and blogger Ari Rusila can be named; he usually presents the Transnistrian de facto statehood in quite a positive light, admitting, in particular, that “Transnistria called my attention first because of its quite ready statehood elements without outside recognition, second because of changed circumstances in…See More
Mar 29
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Case Ukraine In Figures

Instead of long analysis I have collected here some flash of trivia – figures and views - related to ongoing events in Ukraine:An U.S. view:and with more details:Peoples in Ukraine vote:Peoples in Crimea think:and more precisely:German "Der Tagesspiegel" ongoing poll - How should the West react to Russia's offensive in Ukraine. The results of 12000+ votesAn other German view:Some historical perspective:The choice:And the bottom line:Whereas something stays over century through conflicts and…See More
Mar 21
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Crimean referendum overshadows Euromaiden Crime

A referendum on the status of Crimea is to be held on 16 March 2014. Crimea will vote on Sunday in a ballot referendum that leaders of the regional Parliament expect will ratify their decision to break away from Ukraine. Ukraine’s new leadership and its Western allies insist that the referendum is illegal. Dispute about legality or legitimacy of referendum is overshadowing the massacre in Kiev on 19.-21.Feb. 2014, an event which finalized the coup in Kiev, established the government which…See More
Mar 15
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Farewell Ukrainian Independency And Democracy

“Nur eine Partnerschaft mit der EU und Russland kann der Ukraine Stabilität geben.” (Manfred Schünemann)The situation in Ukraine is chaotic and tense and even on the verge of military confrontation. Kiev is seems to be under rule of former opposition groups while the Strasserian protestors are still waiting if new government is acting with their expectations; Crimea is in Russian control, eastern provincies don't accept rule from Kiev and ethnic minorities feel thread of neo-nazi groups which…See More
Mar 4
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Ukraine's Would-be Coup As New Example About US Gangsterism

Few months ago European Union made preparations for signing ceremony to integrate Ukraine with the EU. However Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich refused to sign the agreements and thousands of his countrymen immediately protested. A couple of dozen people has died and a couple of hundred injured during these events. What actually is happening in Kiev is only small fragment for media use, the real geopolitical game is going on in Washington, Brussels and Moscow.Ukraine provides strategic…See More
Feb 19
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

The ‘Bosnian Spring’ Between Chances

Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) is an artificial administrative creature made by foreign powers in Dayton agreement on 1995. It has two political semi-independent entities (federal units) – Serb dominated Republika Srpska (RS) and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) inhabited mainly by Croats and Bosniacs. The 2014 unrest in Bosnia and Herzegovina began in…See More
Feb 13
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

The Kerry Plan For Israel And Palestine - Can It Work?

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s intense shuttle diplomacy helped resume Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in July 2013 and were to take up to nine months, until April 29 this year. Now Kerry is now planning to present a US framework plan that will lay out what Washington considers the core concessions Israelis and Palestinians need to make for a fair, lasting deal.The exact content of the US framework plan remains uncertain for peace deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).…See More
Feb 7
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Sinai Terrorism Doesn't Shake Eilat Tourism

While the Israeli-Palestinian peace process got new boost forward at the turn of the year in cabinets I spend a week at the seashore in Eilat, a popular (about 2.5 million tourists per year) Israeli destination for domestic and international tourism. I have some doubts about positive outcome of peace talks but not a bit about goal-directed development of tourism in Israel. Here some of my impressions in relation to my previous visit a couple of years ago.Eilat is modern small town at north end…See More
Jan 14
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Syria Updates: The New Islamic Front And Whodunnit III

As the Saudi backed plan to seduce US into military intervention against Syria failed due Russia's successful initiative about destruction Syria's chemical weapons some new developments e.g. in form of the new Islamic Front are ongoing as well investigative reporting brings more light to the question whodunnit in Damascus on Aug. 2013.The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates—along with certain Arab League…See More
Dec 20, 2013

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Ari Rusila is a development project management expert and freelancer from Finland with a special interest in the Balkan region. His other interests include civil crisis management issues, Caucasus and middle East.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Russia, Murmansk region
Serbia and Kosovo province
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Finland
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Freelancer
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://arirusila.wordpress.com
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Development
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Program Design, Intervention
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Balkan's history
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
AriRusila's BalkanBlog

Ari Rusila's Blog

Peculiarities of Operation Protective Edge

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 8:25am 0 Comments

In Israeli-Palestinian conflict the policy “meet quiet with quiet” turned on July 2014 to violence leading to ongoing operation Protective Edge. Again one can see usual vicious cycle like few times before: Hamas terrorizes Israeli civilians with…

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Instead Iran The Saudis Can Be The Next Nuclear Power

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

WMD logo While Iran nuke talks heat up in Geneva (Nov. 2013) and demolition of…

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Morsi Out, Military In, Can Democracy Slip Too In Egypt

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 4:28pm 1 Comment

When Mubarak was ousted in Spring 2011 I concluded following scenario in my article…

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Confrontation Between Transnistria and Moldova Deepening

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 8:56am 0 Comments

The escalation of tensions between Moldova and the break-away Transnistria region is causing concern in the EU and neighbouring Romania. Growing dispute between parties…

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At 12:50pm on October 28, 2010, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…
Hi Mr. Ari,
Its nice to contact with you in peace network. I will continue to watch you and please in touch with me in future.
At 3:23pm on March 23, 2010, Sohail Mahmood said…
hi ari
how are u doing?
nice connecting here
At 1:26pm on October 6, 2008, Damonegro said…
Thank you,
I have read some of your posts. It is glad to see independent opinion not motivated with interests of some group, state or other organization.
Regards!
 
 
 

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