Balkans

Korybko To Italian Academia: The Balkans Are Being Geopolitically Re-Engineered

Eurasia Future is publishing the English version of the interview that Andrew Korybko gave to Andrea Turi and which was recently published in the Italian journal “Eurasia: Rivista Di Studi Geopolitici“:  Mr. Andrew Korybko, thank you for your availability. First of all, can you please introduce yourself to our Italian […]

Russian Pranksters Got Macedonia’s PM Zaev To Spill State Secrets About Moscow

Two famous Russian pranksters impersonated former Ukrainian President Poroshenko and got the Macedonian Prime Minister to spill some state secrets, the most important of which is the head of state’s suspicion that Serbia is doing Russia’s bidding by negotiating a territorial swap with its NATO-occupied Autonomous Province of Kosovo and […]

The Albanians Suspiciously Confirmed Vucic’s Lost Kosovo Claim Right After He Made It

Serbian President Vucic has had a lot of difficulty getting his people to support his efforts to “recognize” the breakaway NATO-occupied Province of Kosovo as “independent”, yet just a day after he told parliament that “we need to recognize that we have been defeated” and “we lost the territory”, the […]

GRISCY Is The US’ Key To Containing Multipolarity In The Eastern Mediterranean

The US’ strengthening of its energy and security partnerships with the emerging strategic axis of Greece, “Israel”, and Cyprus (GRISCY) through the proposed “Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act” will contribute to containing multipolarity in the region by working against the interests of Turkey, Russia, and even China. The […]

Russia’s Recognition Of “North Macedonia” Is Part Of The “New Balkans” Plan

Russia’s recognition of “North Macedonia” disappointed many activists in what Moscow would have otherwise continued to regard as the Republic of Macedonia per its constitutionally legitimate name, but this purely political move shouldn’t have been all that unexpected in hindsight because it correlates with speculation that Moscow plans to take […]

Russia Might Return To The Balkans In A Big (But Controversial) Way

The highly influential and well-connected Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) is proposing that Moscow organize a multilateral conference to re-divide the Balkans along ethnic lines, which would advance the controversial proposal made by former British diplomat Timothy Less in late 2016 but might also inadvertently open up Pandora’s Box, though […]

Russia Attempts to Mend Energy Ties Between Turkey and Greece – But Israel Has Other Ideas

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Among other issues discussed were plans to connect the Turkstream pipeline (a Russo-Turkish cooperative endeavour) to Greece and beyond the Balkans, to a pipeline leading from Greece into Italy. Putin further hinted at a standing offer to mediate […]

Don’t Overestimate The Russian-Serbian Strategic Partnership

Russia’s relations with Serbia are excellent, but overestimating their potential might unwittingly generate very high but false hopes about their future, especially as it relates to the ultra-controversial topic of “recognizing” Kosovo.   The Russian-Serbian Strategic Partnership is stronger than at any time in history, with the range of their […]