China and the Balkans

Newsletter for 3/19/2019: State Department’s Kirsten D. Madison in Kosovo. Slovenia & UK Adopt Reciprocal Measures if No-Deal Brexit. Update: Tense Protests in Belgrade. BiH Leaders Discuss Guiding Principles in Gov’t Formation.

Newsletter for 3/19/2019: State Department’s Kirsten D. Madison in Kosovo. Slovenia & UK Adopt Reciprocal Measures if No-Deal Brexit. Update: Tense Protests in Belgrade. BiH Leaders Discuss Guiding Principles in Gov’t Formation.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Kirsten D. Madison met with Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on Monday to discuss capacity building in security institutions. Leaders of the three main political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina […]

Newsletter for 3/13/2019: 16 Years Since former Serbian PM Djindjic Assassination. Croatian President on Leadership of the Council of Women World Leaders, Meets UN Secretary General Guterres. Tiffany Trump in Serbia. Ivanov Refuses to Sign Bills into Law

Newsletter for 3/13/2019: 16 Years Since former Serbian PM Djindjic Assassination. Croatian President on Leadership of the Council of Women World Leaders, Meets UN Secretary General Guterres. Tiffany Trump in Serbia. Ivanov Refuses to Sign Bills into Law

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Serbians marked the 16th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic with a protest in the city.  US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Eric George Nelson met with Lieutenant General of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina […]

Newsletter for 3/12/2019:  US Slams Kosovo Over Deportation of Alleged Guelnists to Turkey Last Year. Merekl’s Foreign Policy Advisor Visits Kosovo & Serbia on Heels of State Dept. Official. Annual National Program in BiH Removed from Agenda.Vucic, Brnabic, and Dacic Meet Serbian Patriarch Irinej.

Newsletter for 3/12/2019: US Slams Kosovo Over Deportation of Alleged Guelnists to Turkey Last Year. Merekl’s Foreign Policy Advisor Visits Kosovo & Serbia on Heels of State Dept. Official. Annual National Program in BiH Removed from Agenda.Vucic, Brnabic, and Dacic Meet Serbian Patriarch Irinej.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY The US Embassy in Pristina released a statement today slamming Kosovo for the deportation of six alleged Gulenists to Turkey. It reads: “The (parliamentary investigative) committee’s findings, which suggest 31 legal or procedural breaches by the Kosovo Intelligence Agency, Interior […]

Newsletter for 3/11/2019: US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale in Kosovo & Serbia. BiH Approves Chinese Bank Loan Deal. Dodik’s anti-NATO, West Remarks. Catholic Mass at Bleiburg Prohibited.

Newsletter for 3/11/2019: US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale in Kosovo & Serbia. BiH Approves Chinese Bank Loan Deal. Dodik’s anti-NATO, West Remarks. Catholic Mass at Bleiburg Prohibited.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY  US First Lady Melania Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo awarded Montenegrin investigative journalist Olivera Lakic withthe State Department’s International Women of Courge Award on Women’s Day (March 8th). Lakic was one of ten women to receive the award. […]

Newsletter for 2/21/2019: Ana Brnabic & Partner Welcome a Baby Boy. Trump & Sullivan in Contact with PM Zoran Zaev. US SOCEUR Major General Meets BiH Defense Minister. Pres. Pahor in Brussels.

Newsletter for 2/21/2019: Ana Brnabic & Partner Welcome a Baby Boy. Trump & Sullivan in Contact with PM Zoran Zaev. US SOCEUR Major General Meets BiH Defense Minister. Pres. Pahor in Brussels.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Congratulations! Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic’s partner gave birth to a baby boy. US President Donald Trump penned a letter toPrime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev congratulating him on the Prespa Agreement and calling the state a “strong […]

Newsletter 1/5/2019: Steve Bannon’s Influence Spreads to MNE. MAK Parliamentarians at NATO HQ. Piran Arbitration Snafu. HDZ Confident in EUR Parliament Elections.

Newsletter 1/5/2019: Steve Bannon’s Influence Spreads to MNE. MAK Parliamentarians at NATO HQ. Piran Arbitration Snafu. HDZ Confident in EUR Parliament Elections.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY Montenegrin Opposition leader Nebojsa Medoevic said that he will be joining former US Trump Advisor Steve Bannon’s right-wing movement called The Movement. Cultural Diplomacy: US Ambassador to Montenegro Judy Rising Reinke looks to increase people to people ties and cross-cultural connections […]

Newsletter 1/17/2019: Putin’s Agenda Includes Greater Balkans. Putin Assassination Plot Foiled. Kolinda Visits Erdogan in Turkey. Ivanovic Assassination 1 Year Anniversary.

Newsletter 1/17/2019: Putin’s Agenda Includes Greater Balkans. Putin Assassination Plot Foiled. Kolinda Visits Erdogan in Turkey. Ivanovic Assassination 1 Year Anniversary.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BALKANS TODAY WEEKEND READ: “Want to Cultivate a Liberal European Islam? Look to Bosnia.” by Riada Asimovic Akyol for The Atlantic:”When French President Emmanuel Macron said last summer that he would create a new “framework and rules” for Islamic institutions in France, he […]