Surveillance: Cozy or Chilling?

Noam Cohen, The New York Times, 14.12.2013.

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LAST year, two literal-minded Supreme Court justices were considering whether police officers needed a warrant before placing a GPS tracking device on a suspect’s S.U.V. when they ended up having a rather fanciful argument: What would the founding fathers make of a GPS device, anyway?

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The Rhyme of History: Lessons of the Great War

Margaret MacMillan, Brookings, 14.12.2013.

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Earlier this year I was on holiday in Corsica and happened to wander into the church of a tiny hamlet in the hills where I found a memorial to the dead from World War I. Out of a population that can have been no more than 150, eight young men, bearing among them only three last names, had died in that conflict. Such lists can be found all over Europe, in great cities and in small villages. Similar memorials are spread around the globe, for the Great War, as it was known prior to 1940, also drew soldiers from Asia, Africa, and North America.

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CEAS joins the celebration of Deceber 10 - The Human Rights Day

Belgrade, 10.12.2013.

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From the Human Rights Watch:

New York – The top of the Empire State Building will turn a bright blue to honor Human Rights Watch on December 10, 2013, the international day to celebrate human rights around the world. The Empire State Building decided to use blue lights in recognition of Human Rights Watch’s 35 years of work worldwide to protect and promote human rights.

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First Belgrade NATO Week held

Belgrade, 3-6.12.2013.

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The first Belgrade NATO Week within the project 30 FUTURE YOUNG EXPERTS ON NATO, organized by the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies from Belgrade (CEAS)*, funded by the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and with the logistical support of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovakia, was successfully completed on Thursday, December 5.

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Open letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia - Scandalous behavior of the Russian Ambassador

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Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia expresses a deep concern due to frequent inappropriate public statements of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Alexander Chepurin. We are referring to the statements that represent a direct interference into Serbia’s internal relations. It is indicative that the Ambassador intensified his public actions shortly before the first intergovernmental conference of Serbia and EU has been announced. The opening of the EU integration process puts Serbia in a geopolitical surrounding to which it belongs.

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