Damir Kurtagic

Damir Kurtagic is a Europe fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). He is a Brussels-based scholar and has previously worked with the European Economic and Social Committee, the UN Development Program in Bosnia & Herzegovina, and the UNIDO headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Kurtagic earned his BA in International Relations from Carleton College and his MA in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna as a rotary scholar.

Is EU Development Policy on a Path to Corporate Sponsorship?

August 20, 2018

With nothing to require companies to invest in line with the development agenda, corporate ventures in Africa might come to resemble Chinese neocolonial corporate models that do not actually alleviate poverty but rather enable it. The European Union’s annual Development Days event brings together hundreds of policymakers, experts and practitioners...

The Curious Case of Sergei Skripal

May 03, 2018

What was the rationale behind the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury? In an amusing, yet undiplomatic tweet following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, the Russian Embassy in London valorized the temperature of Russia-UK relations at -23, referencing the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from...