This collection of 22 exclusive interviews, originally published on the Balkanalysis.com website over a six-year period, is an indispensable resource for both professionals and academics dealing with the Balkans and issues related to it such asMoreThis collection of 22 exclusive interviews, originally published on the Balkanalysis.com website over a six-year period, is an indispensable resource for both professionals and academics dealing with the Balkans and issues related to it such as security, politics, economics and culture.
It also makes enticing reading for more general-interest enthusiasts.The interviews, conducted first-hand by Balkanalysis.com Director Chris Deliso, have been held with a varied range of persons - both from the region and presently or formerly associated with it. This eclectic combination of characters is testament to the diverse approach of the Balkanalysis.com website, and it runs from linguists, academics and ethnomusicologists to police detectives, government ministers, former CIA agents, national security advisers and military men.Numerous intimate details of both well-known and less well-known historical events are recounted for the first time here, and considerable light is case on vital - if little-known - trends and developments affecting the region.
Simply put, there is nothing else quite like it available on the market today.As such, this compendium of expert testimony will stand the test of time as a primary source for Balkan history and culture, and remain relevant and useful well into the future.
It provides a rich resource for scholars, investigative reporters, and anyone interested in goings-on in this complex and often misunderstood region of geo-strategic importance to world events.The author, Chris Deliso, is an American writer and director of www.balkanalysis.com, a leading independent news and analysis website covering the region since 2003. He has published many books and articles widely in leading global media on all aspects of life in Southeastern Eurrope today, ranging from travel, culture and history to politics, economy and security studies.For the present volume, he has written an all-new introduction, which provides context and a brief summary of the interviews contained within the book, while also discussing the importance of the volume as a whole to researchers and students of journalism.
Indeed, the character and conduct of the interviews will serve as an example for students and practitioners regarding how professional interviewing is done- throughout, special emphasis is given to the need to pay constant attention to the outlooks of the interview subject and the context in which the interview is held.Taken together, all these factors mean that The Collected Balkan Interivews, 2005-2011 will make for fascinating reading for not only devotees of all things Balkan, but for those with a broader interest in professional journalism and the structure and practice of interviews in general.Note: in regular Word doc format, this book has a total size of 193 pages (79,190 words)..