Contributor: Muhamed Sacirbey

Muhamed Sacirbey

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey currently lectures on Digital-Diplomacy. "Mo" has benefited from a diverse career in investment banking & diplomacy, but his passion has been the new avenues of communication. He was Bosnia & Herzegovina's first Ambassador to the United Nations, Agent to the International Court of Justice, Foreign Minister & Signatory of the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court. He also played American football opting for a scholarship to Tulane University in New Orleans after being admitted to Harvard, oh well!!

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Is God More Insulted by Cartoons or Those Who Kill in God’s Name?

Bosnia’s Muslim leadership answers without ambiguity. We have to worry more about those who would appoint themselves to defend God against presumed insult than those purportedly committing the offense. Besides…

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Economic Warfare the Theme for 2015? Sends Russia Ruble into Financial Rubble?

Is the Russian Ruble becoming financial rubble as consequence of targeting by the US and its allies? The dramatic fall in oil prices and commensurate drop  in the Russian currency,…

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“The Interview” – Digital Diplomacy, a Battlefield or Marketplace of Ideas?

  In defending our right to consume film, music, art and culture as free citizens, the danger is converting the internet from a thriving marketplace of ideas to a barricaded…

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Can Bosnia’s Army Save the World?

Soldiers, officers and police that fought against each other two decades earlier are now working together in UN and NATO operations to keep or deliver peace. It is not just…

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Torture Report: Defending the CIA's Reputation & Narrative, But How About America?

  The CIA and/or NSA lying to or even intimidating the US Congress should concern all Americans even if torture of terror suspects may not particularly trouble many. “Empowering the…

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Aung San Suu Kyi — Silence to Genocide?

Burma monk Saydaw Wirathu says to BBC that the “kalar“ (a derogatory term for Muslims) must be plucked out of society like a bad seed, regardless that they are part…

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Has Putin Been Manipulating Energy Prices?

Will consumers in the West actually see petroleum prices drop rather than rise? The Ukraine crisis might have been expected to dramatically raise petroleum prices as the rift between Moscow…

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Re-tweeted by the UN Secretary General? – Educating the New Citizen Diplomat

Lack of access and transparency may no longer define diplomacy as digital diplomacy breaks down old barriers.  From Syria conflict to climate change to economic inequality, the debate has moved…

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New Cold War on the UN Stage & Closing Curtain on ‘We the People’

The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.  From news to manifestations in popular…

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Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?

If the United Kingdom has an Ambassador to the UN, why not the “Animal Kingdom”? Animal welfare, biodiversity, wildlife crimes, and the rapidly evolving view of “animal rights” are and…