The Arms Transfer and its Recycling Mechanisms in Contested Regions:
the Case of the Balkans and Middle East

Seminar entitled “The Arms Transfer and its Recycling Mechanisms in Contested Regions:the Case of the Balkans and Middle East” will be held on Wednesday 6 February 2019.

Date and time

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 14:00〜16:30(Venue opens at 13:30)


Conference Room 4, 7th Floor, Global Front Building, Surugadai Campus, Meiji University


Entry fee



English only


Meiji University Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer

Time Table

14:00 Opening Remark Tetsuya Sahara, Meiji University
14:10-15:00 Presentation 1 Andrey Edemsky(Institute for Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences)
“Soviet - Yugoslav conflict 1948-1954 and its consequences on Soviet-Yugoslav relations until the early 1990s, with special attention to Soviet-Yugoslav military cooperation 1945-1948, American programs of delivering arms to Tito's Yugoslavia after 1950 and renewing of Soviet arms delivering to Yugoslavia from early 1960”
15:00:15:10 Question and Answer
15:10-16:00 Presentation 2 Danilo Mandić (Department of Sociology, Harvard University)
"The European Refugee Crisis: Smuggling, Trafficking, and Organized Crime in Forced Migration" Question and Answer 15:00-15:10
16:00:16:10 Question and Answer

Lecturers’ profiles

Andrey Edemsky
Senior Researcher of the Department of Contemporary History of Central and South-Eastern Europe, Institute for Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences He is a historian and researcher of the international policies of the great powers in Central and Southeastern Europe, with special attention to Yugoslavia and its successor states. After defended his thesis in 1988, he engaged in various research activities in leading foreign research centers both inside and outside of Russia. His main field of interest is the internal and foreign political actors in the disintegration of multinational communist federations and their consequences, and Soviet and American policy towards the Eastern and Central European region.

Danilo Mandić
Lecturer on Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Harvard University He is majoring in comparative historical sociology. His interests include social movements, nationalism, social theory, ethnic relations, civil war, and organized crime. In his dissertation, he investigated the role of organized crime in relation to separatist movement outcomes in Kosovo/Serbia and South Ossetia/Georgia over a twenty-year period. He is interested in conceptualizing organized crime as a neglected non-state actor and in understanding the interrelations of states, social movements and illicit flows of people, goods and ideas in regions with separatist disputes.

Contact Address

Tetsuya Sahara, Room 226, Research Building of Izumi Campus, Meiji University
168-8555 1-9-1 Eifuku, Suginami, Tokyo
Fax: 03-5300-1295

■This program is supported by JSPS grant-in-aid 18H03440