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To browse Academia. Skip to main content. By using our site, you agree to our collection of information through the use of cookies. To learn more, view our Privacy Policy. Log In Sign Up. Aleksandar Kovacevic. About the project Recently, the Western Balkans region and Southeast Europe in the following has developed into a showcase of superior power interests. Nevertheless, there are differences in the motivations and goals of the actors concerned.

The geostrategic, security policy, and systemically relevant dimensions will be examined through a political science approach. On the other hand, however, the economic, cultural, social and societal processes certainly from a historical perspective in the entire region of Southeast Europe will be examined. Part I: Russia. The editor is grateful to the authors of the publication for making their contributions to the conference available in a revised version and considering the discussion as well as current developments.

Since its establishment in , the SOG is an important liaison organisation for German foreign policy. For more information: www. Maxim Samorukov It is part of the European Balkan region is of great strategic importance for continent and is historically, culturally, and religiously Russia, including its role as an important transport and inextricably linked to the pan-European development.

But already since , when have also gone through times of war and ideological the new foreign policy concept of the Russian conflict. The latter is particularly true in the 20th Federation was announced, the absence of the terms century, with the two world wars and the decades of "the Balkans", "Serbia" and "Southeast Europe" in the the Cold War, during which Yugoslavia under Josip text of the concept clearly marks an enormous shift in Broz Tito, as a non-aligned-socialist state in Southeast Russian interest and influence.

This concept only Europe, had distanced itself from the Soviet Union. The The history of Southeast Europe holds for Russia, same applies to the Russian foreign policy concept of 4 depending on the reading, both the position of the Those analysts looking for the central reasons liberator from the Turkish "yoke" in Bulgaria through for Moscow's current Balkan policy shift, from a the Russian-Turkish War of and - again cooperative ally to a competitive actor in certain using Bulgaria as an example - the position of a half- areas, will inevitably be referred to the following century-long "oppressor" after the Bulgarian events: NATO's intervention in Kosovo in and communists took power in , as the Bulgarian the bomb attacks on Belgrade , which Moscow found Foreign Ministry criticized on the occasion of a humiliating; Kosovo's declaration of independence in planned exhibition of the Russian Culture and ; and Montenegro's accession to NATO in It began to focus on the decades shows the development of foreign policy and Eurasian tradition and emphasised Russia's unique 1 the redefinition of Russia's position in the world.

In position between Europe and Asia. Alexander Dugin, the early s, Russia became an ally of the West. Although the Kremlin has distanced cooling between Russia and the West. If we look itself from Dugin, Russian President Vladimir Putin briefly at the Russian concepts, you can see that uses his narratives: Anti-Westernism, expansionism, Southeast Europe and the Balkans have lost their high and the rejection of liberal democracy.

Russia's foreign significance in Russian foreign policy in recent years. Europe between Russia, China and russian-foreign-policy-has-changed-pub- America. A political Essay], Herder, , p. Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft am Beginn des Since then, Moscow has focused on from the EU and only 9. As long as the Western Balkan countries in the book. Today Russia is once again considered a inherit international protectorates and unfinished key diplomatic and security player in Southeast business, in Bosnia or Kosovo, Russia can bring Europe.

The concern that drives the Kremlin is not necessarily that the accession of the Balkan states Who does the Balkans in Moscow? Russian Prime The Balkans were not at the core of the Kremlin in Minister Medvedev made it clear in an interview in recent past. You are talking about Bosnia There are several actors consisting of private and Herzegovina, the Republika Srpska, but this list is 8 enterprise, military, government, and Russian longer. What about Georgia? What about Ukraine? There is no common agenda.

These people this effort cannot really be stopped, but what Russia operate without immediate directives from the can do is be within the region and have platforms Kremlin.

Among those policy entrepreneurs, policy within the region. A Russia expert brotherhood narrative against the decadent West, stated that, according to his observations, Malofeev which is more interested in gay parades than the was behind the idea that Serbia, Montenegro, and wellbeing of the people. It is noteworthy that Russian Bulgaria should form a kind of second outpost for 12 activities and interests also fall on fertile ground with Russia, beside the Black Sea.

People like Malofeev some Balkan politicians. They use Russia for their own are not guided by the Kremlin but want to be useful for the Kremlin. The entrance The coincidence between the "espionage scandal" and door to the EU remains closed, for the time being, and TurkStream suggests dubious economic interests, the first centrifugal consequences are already visible in arbitrary actors, and that the alleged tensions North Macedonia, where the Zaev government has between Sofia and Moscow, in the course of the stepped down.

So far, Russia did not want any really espionage accusations against Malofeev and pro-Russian politicians in Serbia. According to a survey by the EU integration has been the sole political project for Institute for European Affairs in Belgrade published in the region. The already declining rapprochement of the Balkan region, bears fruit in confidence in the European Union will continue to itself and, above all, passes through the weighty EU decline.

Here again, it is the Serbian citizens who, member state of France. The disappointment will lead to further brain of one of its fundamental foreign policy instruments, drain, and above all drive young people from their 18 undermined trust in its promises and destabilised its home countries.

The narrative that Russia fuel existing differences within the EU. With the self- is a reliable partner who will give a helping hand, who destruction of its own credibility, all Moscow's wishes will not abandon the Slavic brothers and will help to seem to come true from within the EU itself.

But the defend the Christian Orthodox values, ideas, and traditions against the illiberal West, which is now also perceived as disloyal, will find fertile ground. Spring October 21, Decline, BalkanInsight, October 14, However, a fundamental destabili- articles and think tank reports. China's Belt and Road Initiative is heated discussions. But how far does Russian having an impact across Southeast Europe and the 24 influence really reach in the region? Is it overrated? Eurasian Economic Union.

Its influence in the Balkans In which areas and with which instruments does might become even more relevant. Although Russia is Moscow operate? Experts from the region and Russia approaching China, it is, at the same time, trying to have provided their assessments for this publication.

A keep its distance and could, therefore, become an common thread is that despite all the partly alarmist important partner for Europe in the region of criticism of Russian influence in the region, Moscow Southeast Europe. The Conclusion Balkans has been a playground for tactics. Ivan expressed during the conference in Berlin on the Krastev and Gleb Pavlovsky rightly observed that 23 January How political decisions are made in pursue a common Balkan policy in certain areas to find Moscow today and who really pulls the strings is a modus operandi.

There are different groups: modernists, around the former Russian finance minister Aleksey Kudrin, who stand for stronger economic and technological cooperation with the West with a view to modernization; and an also technology-affine group consisting of military, security and secret services, called siloviki by Krastev and Pavlovsky, whose members hope for higher military expenditures and better control possibilities over the society.

We need to think about what the post-Putin period will look like and what that will mean for the relationship between Russia and the West. My sincere thank goes to Dimitar Bechev for his advice in the due 21 Susan B. Glasser: Putin the Great. Press, New Haven and London, The conference was subject to the Chatham House Rules. Chapter 1 is offering an overview and context on Russia in the world and relation to Southeast Europe.

The narratives, historical legacy, and identity links are addressed in Chapter 2. In Chapter 4 diplomacy and security policy , 5 energy and 6 civil society, media, paramilitary groups various tools, actors, and instruments are analysed from different perspectives.

Observers report about a special event American intervention in Iraq four years later. Kosovo where it remained unclear whether Putin was remains a difficult issue between Russia and the West. On Each Russian interlocutor will continue to refer to the his way to St. Sava's Cathedral, where Russian roubles KLA Kosovo Liberation Army networks, which still were also invested in the interior, thousands of Serbs have the say in Prishtina, but also to the question of accompanied their high guest.

Their route went past why the majority of the West recognises Kosovo's banners on which "chvala" and "spasibo" could be independence referendum, which will, however, read alternately. Graffiti along the route proclaimed, be denied the referendum in Crimea. During his "Kosovo is Serbia, Crimea is Russia". One can speak of a there is declared valid.

But I guess it was meant as a "home game" for the guest from Moscow. The Serbian fraternal welcome. Russian criticism is In this report, several traces lead to the relationship of directed against the enlargement policies of the EU Moscow to Southeast Europe.

Two brotherhoods and NATO. However, these are two remarkable overlap, the Slavic and the Orthodox, both of which success stories. From to , the EU grew from are still cultivated and invoked today. This factor 15 to 28 member states, with all members coming explains why, after Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece have from Central Eastern and Southeast Europe.

On 1 May the closest relations with Russia. The other Western Balkan countries have — a symbol of intergenerational gratitude and kindness either "official candidate" status Serbia, Montenegro, towards the great Slavic brother people. The Greeks North Macedonia, Albania or "potential candidate" also associate their independence with the victory of status Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.

In Russia, it is not only the pain from enlargement processes and their time horizons, which the fact that during the Kosovo War of the repeatedly leads to delays and postponements. The whole world witnessed a Russian appearance in Southeast Europe as an Parallel to this process is NATO's eastward irresponsible and still unsuccessful "spoiler". Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, trying to assert its own interests.


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Title, Istorija diplomatije: evolucija diplomatskog metoda. Biblioteka Novija Istorija. Nicola Titulescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs. But, it became clear at the last conference that it is not possible to arrive at an all-Balkan political agreement because Itsorija, under the influence of Italy and Bulgaria, due to its persistent policy of revanchism, refused to recognize the territorial status quo and did not, along with Italy and Bulgaria, accede to the the Pact Entente signed by Greece, Yugoslavia, Romania and Turkey. This Pact had a support in the French policy and its period of validity was not dip,omatije. They assume the istoeija not to take any political action towards any other Balkan country which is not diplomafije signatory to this Agreement, without a prior mutual notification and not to assume any political obligation towards any other Balkan country without the consent of the other Contracting Parties. Login to add to list.


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