Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf joined AICGS as a DAAD/AICGS Fellow in September and October 2012. His research focuses on U.S.-EU cooperation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since the 1990’s, transatlantic cooperation in Bosnia has often been ambiguous: While cooperation has been strong in the areas of security and defense, at times there have been diverging views in other policy fields. This has particularly become apparent in the debate on retaining the Office of the High Representative in the country. The objective of Dominik’s research is to examine the potential for close transatlantic cooperation in Bosnia with a particular focus on assisting constitutional reform.
Dominik holds a PhD from the University of Munich. In his dissertation he examined the European Union’s support to reform processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2006, he has worked as research fellow at the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) at the University of Munich, as senior associate researcher at the Institute for European Studies, and as adjunct assistant professor at Vesalius College at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In his research, he focuses on the EU’s external relations, including the pre-accession process with the western Balkan states and Turkey, the neighborhood policies and the set-up of the External Action Service.
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Croatia on the Verge of Joining the European Union: Outlook after the release of the latest EU monitoring report
On March 26th, the European Commission released its last monitoring report on Croatia, which concludes that the country is ready to join the EU in July 2013. This will, in all likelihood, convince the remaining EU member states to ratify Croatia’s EU accession treaty. What are the outstanding issues in Croatia’s EU… Read more >
Since the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the U.S. and Europe have shared a common interest to foster stability in the western Balkans region and to support the country’s progress toward Euro-Atlantic integration. This, however, overshadows the fact that there are some issues on which the U.S. and the… Read more >