Dr. Alon Ben-Meir

Albania’s Self-Consuming Corruption Undermining Path To EU Accession

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At a time when Albania was expected to make significant progress in its accession talks with the European Union (EU), some member states are unwilling to support the negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. France in particular argued that the EU must deepen integration among existing members and reform its unwieldy decision-making processes before it contemplates adding new countries.

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Modernity And Civilization Offer No Shield Against Future Genocide

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Modernity And Civilization Offer No Shield Against Future Genocide


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Insidious Discrimination Against The Roma Is Europe’s Shame

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Insidious Discrimination Against The Roma Is Europe’s Shame


Two weeks ago, a 29-year-old Roma woman

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Insidious Discrimination Against The Roma Is Europe’s Shame

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Insidious Discrimination Against The Roma Is Europe’s Shame


Two weeks ago, a 29-year-old Roma woman

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The Beginning Of The End Of Erdogan’s Era

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The result of the recent municipal elections in Turkey represents a major shift in public sentiment toward President Erdogan, which will have major political ramifications that will bring him down in disgrace. It is true that the economic crisis and the ineptitude he exhibited in dealing with it played an important role in the election and the AKP’s devastating losses in the largest cities, especially his hometown of Istanbul.

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Truthful Reporting In The Balkans Is Life-Threatening

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Kosovo investigative journalist Parim Olluri knew the assailants who phys

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Gülen And Erdogan’s Islamic Rivalry And Its Consequences

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Until five years ago, Fethullah Gülen and Turkey’s President Erdogan were allies who supported each other.

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A Two-Pronged Policy Needed To Stem The Flow Of Migrants

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To dramatically slow the flow of illegal immigration and even end it does

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America Must Not Live And Die By The Gun

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Diyanet: Erdogan’s Islamic Vehicle To The Balkans

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A billboard at a construction site, with a photo of an Ottoman-style mosque with four minarets and the flag of Turkey, was erected recently in the center of Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. With less than 2 million people, Kosovo, which declared its independence from Serbia in 2008, is the home of over 800 mosques. Now the Islamic Community of Kosovo is building the “Central Mosque” at an estimated cost of $35- $40 million.

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