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About Goran Fejić

Goran Fejić was senior adviser in the strategy and policy unit at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)

Articles by Goran Fejić

This week’s front page editor


Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Bosnia, and vanishing European leadership

Bosnian citizens' protest against corruption and misgovernance also reveals the deep flaws of the country's ethno-nationalist system. But where is Europe?

Stasi or NSA?

Which spy agency would you choose to monitor your life, asks Goran Fejic.

The passenger not on board

Edward Snowden's non-journey to Bolivia is worthy of a John Le Carré novel, says Goran Fejic, who offers a hypothetical plot. 

Europe and its 'midnight children'

Croatia's accession to the European Union highlights both the union's continued appeal and its current malaise. This odd combination casts a shadow across the western Balkans and back to Brussels, says Goran Fejic.

2012, democracy's monster

The inspiring release of human agency in the Arab world, and its abject surrender in Europe, defines the passing year. Together they present a democratic test on an epic scale, says Goran Fejic.

Ante Marković: the last Yugoslav leader

A sustained effort to reform Yugoslavia before the country was drowned in tide of senseless nationalism has been near forgotten. The death of the prime minister who led it has lessons for today, says Goran Fejic.

Egypt, and the thirty years of solitude

 The epic events in the Arab world’s heartland are also a lesson in the loneliness of power, says Goran Fejic.

Tunisia, or democracy’s future in jasmine

The homegrown insurrection of a friendless people in Tunisia carries a profound lesson in the understanding of democracy-solidarity in the world as it is becoming, says Goran Fejic.

A tale of miners, presidents and nations

The Chilean miners’ rescue, a inspiring story of human solidarity, offers the nation’s president a miraculous political reward. There are lessons for a European counterpart, says Goran Fejic.

Midnight in Belgrade, dusk in Brussels

Europe’s symbolic effort to prevent Yugoslavia’s breakup in mid-1991 has a lesson for the continent today, says Goran Fejic, then an advisor of Yugoslavia’s foreign minister.

The trial and the wall

The celebration of Europe’s “velvet revolutions” is an appropriate time to recall that what happened in Srebrenica is also part of Europe’s post-1989 history, says Goran Fejic.
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