Balkans Debrief

Aug 2, 2022

#BalkansDebrief – What triggered tensions on the border between Kosovo and Serbia? | A debrief with Petrit Selimi

Nonresident Senior Fellow Ilva Tare interviews Petrit Selimi, Former Foreign Minister of Kosovo and CEO of Millennium Foundation Kosovo, on the recent tensions on the border between Kosovo and Serbia.

The Balkans

New Atlanticist

Aug 1, 2022

Former Kosovo foreign minister: How to stop Serbia spat from spiraling out of control

By Petrit Selimi

A border flare-up between local Serbs and Kosovars is a reminder that Brussels and Washington must change their formula to solve crises, writes Kosovo's former top diplomat.

Crisis Management Europe & Eurasia

Balkans Debrief

Jul 26, 2022

#BalkansDebrief – Will the new EU enlargement methodology facilitate the Balkans accession to the EU? | A debrief with Pierre Mirel

Nonresident Senior Fellow Ilva Tare interviews Pierre Mirel, Honorary Director General of the European Commission, on the impact of the new EU methodology in the accession talks

The Balkans

In the News

Jul 21, 2022

Davidson in The National Interest: Has Draghi’s fall broken Western unity on Ukraine?

By Atlantic Council

On July 21, nonresident senior fellow Jason Davidson wrote in The National Interest about how the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi may have consequences for Western unity on the war in Ukraine. “Draghi’s resignation will likely fundamentally change Italy’s stance on the war and posture toward Russia. Current polling suggests that the Right is likely […]

Defense Policy Elections

New Atlanticist

Jul 21, 2022

Mario Draghi, and Italy’s political stability, are gone. What’s next for Europe?

By Atlantic Council experts

Draghi's resignation sent shockwaves through a European political establishment whose very stability he helped ensure.

Economy & Business European Union

Balkans Debrief

Jul 13, 2022

#BalkansDebrief – How can the West support the Western Balkans to shape their European future? | A debrief with Damon Wilson

Nonresident Senior Fellow Ilva Tare interviews Damon Wilson, President and CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy, on the opportunity for Western support in the region.

The Balkans

Balkans Debrief

Jul 7, 2022

#BalkansDebrief – Is a compromise possible in the dispute between Bulgaria and North Macedonia? | A Debrief from Dimitar Bechev

Nonresident Senior Fellow Ilva Tare discusses the origins of the Bulgaria - North Macedonia dispute and the path forward for both countries with Dimitar Bechev, lecturer at Oxford's School of Global & Area Studies.

The Balkans


Jul 6, 2022

Gen. James Jones: ‘the Black Sea region is being pounded into the soft underbelly of security in Europe’

Atlantic Council Board Director and Executive Chairman Emeritus James L. Jones, Jr highlights the significance of US-Romania relations and next steps for a Black Sea security strategy.

Arms Control Defense Policy


Jun 30, 2022

The war in Ukraine and gas in the Western Balkans

By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Russia has made inroads in the Western Balkans with its promises of plentiful gas supply. The EU and NATO must grasp the region's strategic value and work to promote efforts to diversify gas imports from alternative suppliers and build an expansive network of gas infrastructure.

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Jun 30, 2022

Lipsky cited in the Wall Street Journal on G7 leaders’ discussions of shared economic problems

Read the full article here.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business