Wed, Oct 30, 2019

By blocking enlargement decision, Macron undercuts France’s Balkan goals

By strongly supporting the government of North Macedonia from the start and granting it the opening of negotiations, it would have been possible to create a virtuous circle in the region and kill four birds with one stone. President Macron chose to do exactly the opposite.

New Atlanticist by Loic Tregoures

European Union France

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Morningstar quoted in 15 Suprasti Akimirksniu on Lithuanian energy sector and development

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Lithuanian

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

A road map for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue

Kosovo foreign service member Muhamet Brajshori calls on Europe and the United States to work together to help facilitate a deal.

New Atlanticist by Muhamet Brajshori

Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding The Balkans

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Great Power Competition in Southeast Europe

In the past decade, the United States and the European Union (EU) became more ambivalent about our commitments in the Western Balkans. Moscow and Beijing, sensing an opening, have become more determined in their efforts to gain influence and leverage in the region.

New Atlanticist by Damon Wilson

China Russia

Fri, Sep 6, 2019

Vajdich quoted in Foreign Policy on new US special envoy to the Balkans

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy The Balkans

Thu, Aug 15, 2019

Carpenter quoted in N1 on Bosnia’s relationship with NATO

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy NATO

Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Macron’s Belgrade pivot

Macron's trip may yet be remembered as a turning point for French involvement in the Balkans. The payoff could be big for France, but it must first decide if it is willing to prove that the Balkans truly belong in Europe.

New Atlanticist by Petrit Selimi

France The Balkans

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Balkans forward congressional fellowship staff delegation to the Balkans

Balkans Forward by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, May 21, 2019

How to push back against Kremlin’s malign influence

The United States needs to do more to push back against Russia’s attempts to disrupt democratic societies around the world, Michael Carpenter, a senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, told US lawmakers on May 21.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Economic Sanctions Russia

Wed, Apr 3, 2019

North Macedonia and Greece look forward to common NATO future

The two Western Balkans neighbors’ reconciliation can be a “blueprint for the Balkans — the powder keg of Europe in the past — to help resolve the other very difficult disputes that still exist," Giorgos Katrougalos says.

NATOat70 by David A. Wemer

Greece NATO