The Review of International Affairs (RIA) Journal Archive
The Review of International Affairs (RIA) Vol. 69 No. 1170/2018
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2018 69(1170):5-24
By low participation of investments in GDP, which amounts to about 18%, Serbia is among the negative record holders in analyzed 15 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. To achieve long-term sustainable GDP growth rates, Serbia would have to increase the share of investments in GDP to around 22.2%, which is the average of observed 15 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. To increase the share of investments in GDP, Serbia needs to improve economic environment, increase the share of the public investments in GDP, and improve the business of public companies along with solving problems of social-owned companies in privatization. The largest shortfall of investments, of around 3% of GDP, relates to the private sector, especially when the small and medium domestic companies are concerned. A strong increase of investments, especially those in the production of tradable goods, would not only lead to the acceleration of economic growth but also would improve the overall structure of GDP. This was the case in many of analyzed 15 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, especially in those who are today This paper is a part of project of Institute of European studies titled Serbia in the process of European integration: global context, institutions, identity, financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia under No. ON179014. This article is also part of project of Institute of Social Sciences titled Social Transformations in Processes of members of the EU. The growth of investments would remarkably speed up the rise of export, so that the Serbian economy, like the Hungarian or Slovakian ones, would achieve high and sustainable economic growth. Solving accumulated problems in the Serbian economy and creating conditions for long-term sustainable growth requires a strong shift in economic policy, as well as acceleration of reforms. First of all, the reforms related to the rule of law.
CONFLICT PREVENTION AND RESOLUTION UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE CSCE/OSCE AFTER THE COLD WAR AND THE YUGOSLAV CRISIS
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2018 69(1170):25-49
After the end of the Cold War, the CSCE began re-examining its goals of existence and redefine them in line with the newly emerging environment. The initial intentions of the CSCE to become a pan-European cooperative security institution were replaced under the influence of the Yugoslav crisis by developing the necessary capacity to prevent and resolve conflicts in its region. Accordingly, under the influence of the crisis in the former Yugoslavia have been developed many structures and institutions, instruments, mechanisms and procedures to reduce risks, for early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and postconflict rehabilitation in Europe. The paper describes the development of capacities for cooperation in the area of conflict prevention and resolution of the Conference on European Security and Co-operation, and later of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe under the influence of the Yugoslav crisis in the period from 1990 to 1999.
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2018 69(1170):50-59
The paper is concerned with the scientific approach to the concept of Human security unlike its common, more doctrinal use. The Humanological model of researching human interests for social safety and personal security enables the analysis of the perception of crucial factors of the human condition in the context of various entities. In the same way, the analysis deals with the possible connection between applied human security research and Human Resource Management in the field of the National Security.
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2018 69(1170):60-79
Online dispute resolution (ODR) has been the focus of interest for some time in regards to handing low-value cross-border disputes. While ODR has been proven successful in several initiatives for disputes with international elements, only the European Union introduced a regulation on a supranational level. Recognised as a potential solution for disputes coming out of the cross-border low-value transaction on a global scale, UNCITRAL has endeavored to propose a framework for ODR that would apply to both consumer-to-business and business-to-business disputes. After several years of negotiation within UNCITRAL’s Working Party III, the significant divide between the United States on one side and the EU, Canada, and Japan on another side, had not been breached. The work and negotiations resulted in the Technical Notes on Online Dispute Resolution, based on the aspects of the ODR processes for which consensus has been reached. This paper aims to illustrate the negotiation phases and different approaches which ultimately produced a non-intended result and to shed the light on the underlying reasons behind the stalemate in the work of UNCITRAL.
Lecture by H.E. Mr. Mohammed Amine Belhaj, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Serbia
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2018 69(1170):81-93
FROM NEO-OTTOMANISM TO ERDOGANISM: A DOCTRINE AND FOREIGN POLICY PRACTICE OF TURKEY
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2018 69(1170):95-102