International Politics Journal Archive


International Politics Vol. 70 No. 1173/2019

Content

THE HOLOCAUST AND THE CREATION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL
Zoran Kovačević, MA
International Politics, 2019 70(1173):5-21
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In this paper, we will try to point out that the genocide of the Jews during the Second World War served as a perfect pretext for the re-establishment of the Jewish state of Israel in 1948. The Holocaust, as the biggest Nazi war crime, served as a “trigger event” for the Jews to finally rebuild their country in the Middle East. International circumstances and increasing knowledge about the suffering of the Jews were constantly being used by the founders of the modern Jewish state. We will see that Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, was more than willing to seek financial reparations from the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) for Nazi crimes to consolidate his country’s economy and military strength. We will also prove that even though decades have passed since independence, the Holocaust was widely being used as propaganda to create and justify the Israeli policy towards “hostile” Arab states.
THE QUESTION OF CHRISTIAN TRADITION IN THE IDENTITY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Mirela Lončar
International Politics, 2019 70(1173):22-34
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The subject of this paper is the question of the religious identity of the European Union (EU). The author in this paper points to the Christian tradition of Europe, which played a major role in the formation of its identity. The significant influence of Roman Catholicism and the Vatican contributed to the construction of the European Coal and Steel Community and later the European Economic Community (EEC). The European community formed by the “founder’s fathers” was based on two pillars: Christian civilization and democracy. With the entry into force of the Treaty of Maastricht, this has changed. The EU has adopted secular, political values as key values and pillars of the EU. The aim of this paper is to point out that Christianity is an essential element of the EU’s identity, especially in view of the current developments in relation to immigration waves in Europe. This paper will try to provide a modest contribution to the academic debate on the issue of “Islamization of Europe”.
FOREIGN POLICY AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Rajko Č. Petrović, M.A.
International Politics, 2019 70(1173):35-51
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The paper deals with the contemporary foreign policy and economic relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Kingdom of Spain. First, we will briefly look at the most important moments of diplomatic relations in the 19th and 20th century in order to focus on the relations in the 21st century. The starting point is that the two countries have outstanding political relations, which can be a good basis for improving relations in the field of economy. We will consider cooperation between these countries in the field of protection of their territorial integrity and sovereignty since both countries face separatism. We will then analyze the importance of Spain as one of the largest member states of the European Union for the European integration processes of Serbia. We will also point to the progress achieved in recent years in the field of economic cooperation, although there is much room for improvement.
CONSULAR PROTECTION IN THE PRACTICE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
Jovana Blešić
International Politics, 2019 70(1173):52-73
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The author analyzes the concept of consular protection. At the beginning of the paper, the author deals with Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, regarding the nature of the right it provides. Later, the author considers two very important cases brought before the International Court of Justice: the La Grand case and the Avena case. Using these two cases, the author wants to emphasize the importance of the current case in front of the ICJ: the Jadhav case between India and Pakistan. Discussing former disagreements and disputes between these two states and pointing out to similarities between this case and both the La Grand and the Avena, the author tries to predict the verdict in this case expected in the near future.

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MEĐUNARODNO JAVNO PRAVO I MEĐUNARODNI ODNOSI BIBLIOGRAFIJA 1834–2016
Dr Gordana Bekčić Pješčić
International Politics, 2019 70(1173):75-77
CREATING TERRITORIAL COOPERATION: THE IMPACT OF INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE AND MIGRATION FLOWS IN SOUTH-EAST EUROPE“
Isidora Pop-Lazić
International Politics, 2019 70(1173):78-81