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Peace Index 2015: BRIC, Balkans And Eastwards

Started Jun 18 0 Replies

 The Global Peace Index (GPI) is implemented by organization called Vision of Humanity, which groups together a number of interrelated initiatives…Continue

Tags: BRIC, Ari, Rusila, MNA, Balkans

Turkish, Greek And Tesla Streams Re-routing Energy Supply In Eastern Europe

Started Jun 2 0 Replies

Russia cancelled its South Stream gas pipeline project in December 2014 replacing it with new Turkish Stream pipeline. The follow-up of this Russian-Turkish project is re-routing the energy supply in…Continue

Tags: Turkish, Tesla, Greek, Stream, South

Knesset 2015: Post-Election Notes

Started Mar 20 0 Replies

Israeli voters gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a resounding victory in Tuesday's [17th Mar. 2015] election,…Continue

Tags: Rusila, Ari, 2015, elections, Israel

Russia's Strategic Shift To East Continues: Now India

Started Dec 17, 2014 0 Replies

“The steadfast support of the people of Russia for India has been there even at difficult moments in our history. It has been a pillar of strength for India's development, security and international…Continue

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Craig Zelizer liked Ari Rusila's discussion Peace Index 2015: BRIC, Balkans And Eastwards
Jun 18
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Peace Index 2015: BRIC, Balkans And Eastwards

 The Global Peace Index (GPI) is implemented by organization called Vision of Humanity, which groups together a number of interrelated initiatives focused on global peace. As its mission Visions of Humanity brings a strategic approach to raising the world’s attention and awareness around the importance of peacefulness to humanity’s survival in the 21st century. Now on May Vision of Humanity published its new edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI).…See More
Jun 18
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Turkish, Greek And Tesla Streams Re-routing Energy Supply In Eastern Europe

Russia cancelled its South Stream gas pipeline project in December 2014 replacing it with new Turkish Stream pipeline. The follow-up of this Russian-Turkish project is re-routing the energy supply in whole Eastern Europe with Greek and Tesla [Balkan] Stream gas pipelines.The head of Russian gas producer Gazprom stated on 7th May 2015 that the firm had decided to start building the Turkish Stream pipeline and that…See More
Jun 2
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Terrorism in Macedonia Wasn’t An Isolated Act!

The weekend [9.-10. May 2015] violence in Macedonia (FYROM) [later in short only Macedonia] has sent a wave of anxiety across the Balkans raising concerns about presumed ethnic-Albanian unrest in the volatile region. Eight police officers were killed and 37 were injured in the gun battles, which began at dawn Saturday [9th May 2015], and also 14 gunmen were killed in the fighting. Earlier a police…See More
May 12
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

What’s Going On In Gaza (And Mideast Peace)

 “They [Hamas] claim that they protect those people, but by Allah, they have nothing to do with our Muslim people in Palestine.” (ISIS video after beheading Palestinians in Yarmouk)Earlier in my article Gaza State Under Construction, West Bank Remains Bystander I described how official representatives of the Israeli government and defense establishment have been holding a real…See More
May 6
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Gaza State Under Construction, West Bank Remains Bystander

For several weeks or even three months now, official representatives of the Israeli government and defense establishment have been holding a real dialogue with the Islamic terrorist group – Hamas - in a bid to reach a long-term calm on the Gaza border. These secret talks have been “partly direct” and partly through Qatari and European mediators. (Source e.g. YNet ) There has been rumours about this dialogue and both parties…See More
May 1
Craig Zelizer liked Ari Rusila's blog post Iran Nuke Deal And Israel
Apr 4
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Iran Nuke Deal And Israel

 After 18 months of negotiating, Iran has come to a preliminary agreement - on 2nd Apr. 2015 - with China, Russia, France, UK, US and Germany (P5+1) on Tehran’s nuclear program. Niw the framework agreement is made but the negotiations for a final deal will continue through June 30th 2015.In brief according the Iran nuke deal Iran's stockpile and enrichment capacity will be limited and all nuclear-specific…See More
Apr 3
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Battlefield Yemen - Democracies In Action

“If there the offensive develops to be a ground invasion, the Yemenis will prove that their country is the invaders’ graveyard,” (Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi)On Wednesday (25 Mar. 2015), Saudi Arabia announced a launch of a military operation against the Houthis, who currently control large parts of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa. Saudi attack is targeting Shiite Houthi rebels who are embroiled in a vicious civil war with the majority-Sunni-run Yemeni Government. Houthi militants have…See More
Mar 29
Craig Zelizer liked Ari Rusila's discussion Knesset 2015: Post-Election Notes
Mar 20
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Knesset 2015: Post-Election Notes

Israeli voters gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a resounding victory in Tuesday's [17th Mar. 2015] election, despite pre-election polls showing him trailing the Zionist Union. The Zionist Union won close to the total it had been predicted by pollsters, and its  24 seats is more that Labour and Livni’s Hatnua won separately in 2013 (21). However PM Netanyahu’s Likud secured a decisive victory with 30 Knesset…See More
Mar 20
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

Knesset 2015: Forecast

On 17th March will Israel have voting for new Knesset and it seems to be creating very interesting scenarios for future.  Last polls show that now there is a real possibility to replace PM Netanyahu with centre-left option.  Centre-right Likud is losing elections to Zionist Union which is a new combination of Isaac Herzog's Labor party and Tzipi Livni's Hatnuah.  When PM Netanyahu made decision about early elections he or most analysts hardly were supposing so big change.  It remains to see if…See More
Mar 15
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

From History: "Beilin - Abu Mazen Plan"

 In 1993,  under the direction of Yasser Arafat's deputy, Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) held secret negotiations with Israel's then–Deputy Foreign Minister, Yossi Beilin.  The negotiations gave birth to the "Beilin–Abu Mazen Understandings," (or Beilin-Abu Mazen plan or Beilin-Abu Mazen document) the first-ever draft of a final status agreement.Beilin had worked as a…See More
Mar 8
Ari Rusila posted a blog post

The Mass Exodus of Kosovo Albanians

"Kosovo, alles Scheiße. Serbien, auch Scheiße. Deutschland, das ist gut. Da kann man arbeiten, fünf Euro die Stunde, egal ob schwarz oder nicht, es ist besser." (Rexhep Kurteshi)The greatest exodus from Kosovo since the 1998-99 war has started. More than 15 years after NATO bombing Kosovo is witnessing a dramatic surge in the number of its citizens smuggling themselves across Serbia's border into Hungary and push westwards to the likes of Germany and Switzerland through the EU's borderless…See More
Feb 14
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Russia's Strategic Shift To East Continues: Now India

“The steadfast support of the people of Russia for India has been there even at difficult moments in our history. It has been a pillar of strength for India's development, security and international relations. India, too, has always stood with Russia through its own challenges. The character of global politics and international relations is changing. However, the importance of this relationship and its unique place in India's foreign policy will not change. In many ways, its significance to…See More
Dec 17, 2014
Ari Rusila posted a discussion

Is South Stream Pipeline Transforming Itself To "Turk Stream"?

“We believe that in the current conditions Russia cannot continue with the realisation of this project [South Stream].” (Vladimir Putin)Russia's $40 billion South Stream gas pipeline project came to reach a standstill on Monday 1st Dec 2014 when, as the WSJ reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin said: “We couldn’t get necessary permissions from Bulgaria, so we cannot continue with the…See More
Dec 3, 2014

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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
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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
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AriRusila's BalkanBlog

Ari Rusila's Blog

Terrorism in Macedonia Wasn’t An Isolated Act!

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 9:20pm 0 Comments

_82888586_kumanovomacedonia0515 The weekend [9.-10. May 2015] violence in Macedonia (FYROM) [later in short only Macedonia] has sent a wave of anxiety across the Balkans raising concerns about presumed ethnic-Albanian unrest in the volatile region. Eight police officers were killed and 37 were injured in the gun battles, which began at dawn Saturday [9th May…

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What’s Going On In Gaza (And Mideast Peace)

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 1:56pm 0 Comments

 “They [Hamas] claim that they protect those people, but by Allah, they have nothing to do with our Muslim people in Palestine.” (ISIS video after beheading Palestinians in Yarmouk)

Earlier in my article Gaza State Under Construction,…

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Gaza State Under Construction, West Bank Remains Bystander

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 9:03am 0 Comments

For several weeks or even three months now, official representatives of the Israeli government and defense establishment have been holding a real dialogue with the Islamic terrorist group – Hamas - in a bid to reach a long-term calm on the Gaza border. These secret talks have been “partly direct” and partly through Qatari and European mediators. (Source e.g. …

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Iran Nuke Deal And Israel

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 9:29pm 0 Comments

 

israel_iran_nuclear After 18 months of negotiating, Iran has come to a preliminary agreement - on 2nd Apr. 2015 - with China, Russia, France, UK, US and Germany (P5+1) on Tehran’s nuclear program. Niw the framework agreement is made but the negotiations for a final deal will continue through June 30th…

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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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