US and The Balkans

Kosovo Security Force Commander Visits Washington

Courtesy of Kosovo Security Force (KSF) Commander, Lieutenant General Rahman Rama, is in the middle of an official visit to the United States. He expects to have meetings at the State Department and the Department of Defense. He is accompanied by the Commander of the National Guard […]

US and Russian Envoys to Meet in Belgrade

US Diplomat Kurt Volker, Special Envoy for Ukraine negotiations, and Vladislav Surkov, aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to meet in Belgrade on Saturday, October 7th. Their focus will be to jumpstart negotiations on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and implementation of the Minsk Agreements. Belgrade is seen as […]

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Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Croatia in Senate Hearing

The Nominee to be Ambassador to Croatia W. Robert Kohorst had his Senate on Foreign Relations Committee hearing today. In his statement he confirmed his lack of political or Foreign Service experience, but he did affirm his duty to the U.S. through law and business. He traveled through Croatia […]

US Donation to Kosovo for Border Protection

(Photo: Ambassador Delawie’s Twitter) The United States Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE)  has donated a total of $1.1 million to the Kosovo Ministries of Internal Affairs, Finance, Trade and Industry. Furthermore, US Ambassador Greg Delawie reiterated the United States’ commitment to […]

Pence Tells Thaci to Ratify Border Deal

Photo: Office of the President of the Republic of Kosovo The White House says VP Mike Pence has encouraged Kosovo to ratify a border-demarcation deal with Montenegro. Pence met with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in Washington on September 29, two days after Kosovo’s new prime minister said the Balkan […]