Vladimir Marinkovic Deputy Speaker of The Serbian Assembly: We Believe Serbia Can Become Main US Partner In Balkans

Vladimir Marinković
NO MORE AUTOPILOT: Vladimir Marinkovic, Deputy Speaker of The Serbian Assembly says Serbia must take responsibility for its foreign affairs. After Trump’s appointment of Richard Grenell as Special Presidential Envoy for Serbia and Kosovo Peace Negotiations, Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer interviews Vladimir Marinkovic, Deputy Speaker of the Serbian Assembly.

Kremlin narratives for subversive activity in Lithuania‘s information space

Kremlin public diplomacy experts in Russia state, and experience confirms, that Russia does not seek to be loved by the West, but does intend to pursue its own interests there. Following this reasoning, the Kremlin is not interested in building a positive image of Russia in Lithuanian society or in winning the hearts and minds of the Lithuanian public. Neither does the Kremlin aim to utterly destroy Lithuania (or the West): it aims to contain and restrain it through ‘divide and rule’ tactics. The Kremlin seeks to change the choices Lithuania makes by gaining influence over its society and its political decisions.

External actors and European integration in the Western Balkans

Wolfgang Petritsch
The Western Balkans region has returned to the center of European policymakers’ attention amidst increased concerns over geopolitical competition and inherent instability. The present study examines the major external players and their goals and policy tools in the region and – in spite of the EU’s less than stellar performance at the Sofia Summit of May 2018 – calls for a consistent and committed approach to the integration of the Western Balkans into the EU.

Testing the Value of Postwar International Order

Testing the Value of Postwar International Order
Since 1945, the United States has pursued its interests through the creation and maintenance of international economic institutions, global organizations including the United Nations and G-7, bilateral and regional security organizations including alliances, and liberal political norms that collectively are often referred to as the "international order."...

Vilnius considers Belarus NPP a threat to its national security

Dalia Bankauskaitė
The Russian state-owned enterprise “Rosatom” is building Belarus’ first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Ostrovets, about 50 km away from Vilnius, Lithuania. While Vilnius sees Ostrovets as a national security threat, which derives from the lack of transparency on the Belarus NPP side and the fact that the NPP does not meet international safety standards.

Central European Futures

Central European Futures
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