After the ASN: what’s next

The Association for the Study of Nationalities conference in New York is one of the best conferences out there for students of the intersections of geopolitics, identity and conflict. This year’s conference was excellent: very stimulating panels and sessions with some of the leading experts in the world. It was my pleasure to participate in a session devoted to the question of return in the Nagorny Karabakh conflict. This was followed by a session devoted to Bosnia Remade that was a fair minded and open discussion of the book, what it seeks to achieve and what some of its limitations are.

Events in Bosnia are entering uncharted territory with the RS National Assembly’s call for a referendum on the state level Constitutional Court. I’ve got two deadlines approaching, one for a draft paper on my August War project, and one for a presentation comparing attitudes in de facto states. But I’ll try to keep my eye on events in BiH, and hope that good sense prevails.

About Dr Gerard Toal

Irish born academic living in Washington DC researching geopolitical competition and territorial conflicts in post-Communist Europe. Author of CRITICAL GEOPOLITICS (1996), BOSNIA REMADE (w C Dahlman) and NEAR ABROAD: PUTIN, THE WEST AND THE CONTEST OVER UKRAINE AND THE CAUCASUS (Oxford University Press, 2017).
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