Kurt Bassuener

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Kurt Bassuener "is an independent policy analyst in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina. He is currently co-authoring with Amb. Jeremy Kinsman the Diplomats' Handbook for Democracy Development Support, a project of the Community of Democracies, which will be published in Spring 2008. He served as Strategy Analyst at the Office of the High Representative in Sarajevo from May 2005-December 2006. Previous positions and projects include serving as Political and Campaign Analyst for the OSCE-ODIHR’s Election Observation Mission in Ukraine in 2004-2005, co-founding and co-directing the Democratization Policy Institute with Eric Witte (2000-2002), acting Assistant Director for Government Affairs at the International Rescue Committee (2001), Program Officer for the US Institute of Peace’s Balkans Initiative (2000-2001), Associate Director of the Balkan Action Council (1998-2000), and Policy Analyst at the Balkan Institute (1997-1998). He received his MA in European Studies from the Central European University in Prague (1994); his thesis advocated a standing all-volunteer UN peacekeeping division under the Security Council. He earned his BA from American University’s School of International Service." [1]

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  1. Associates, Democratization Policy Council, accessed December 22, 2008.