Ida Manton and Raymond Saner, Diplomacy Dialogue, CSEND, Geneva-Skopje, 2017

As our world is globalizing by the day, so are the threats to security. The methodology for mutual cooperation suggested in the Helsinki Final Act is no longer enough and does not bring many of the existing conflicts to an end. The good faith of Helsinki that expected the countries to”…equally endeavour, in developing their cooperation, to improve the well-being of peoples and contribute to the fulfilment of their aspirations through, inter alia, the benefits resulting from increased mutual knowledge and from progress and achievement in the economic, scientific, technological, social, cultural and humanitarian fields”. What needs to be taken into consideration are the challenges when countries do not fulfil these expectations. This paper will look into the reasons for such non-compliant behaviours and offer ideas for possibilities to change such practices of non-compliance.

Ida Manton and Raymond Saner, Diplomacy Dialogue, Geneva-Skopje, 2017

This research paper looks into the potential that the Aarhus Centres have as CBMs (Confidence Building Measures) and provides comparative analysis of their effectiveness in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. The authors provide accounts of the successes that the Aarhus Centres have had in the region and discuss what can be done better across a few sectors: interstate cooperation on global issues, cross border knowledge-sharing, raising public awareness and engaging youth and women in environmental activities.

20171221 OSCEReport on OSCE Confidence Building in the Economic and Environmental Dimension published on 13 December 2017







20171221 The road to the Charter of ParisDrafting Group: Christian Nünlist (principal author, Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH, Zurich; Juhana Aunesluoma, Network for European Studies (NES), University of Helsinki & Benno Zogg, CSS, Zurich.

Published by OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, Vienna, December 2017, 37 pages

Ida Manton, representative of Diplomacy Dialogue in Skopje, contributed to this report by providing constructive feedback on an initial draft version of this report as member of the academic reflection group.

Raymond Saner, „Mit der Erschöpfung kommt der Frieden in Syrien“ (Peace in Syria once warring parties reach exhaustion)

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), interview von Raphael Rauch, 10th April 2017