Balkans

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 […]

Vucic Is Trying To Use “Reverse-Psychology” To “Legitimize” Selling Out Kosovo

Merkel doesn’t really care whether Kosovo is partitioned or not, but by framing his actions as going against the German Chancellor’s position, Vucic is employing “reverse-psychology” in a bid to exploit Serbs’ predisposition to opposing Berlin on principle, which he consequently hopes will shore up support for his unpopular plan […]

Racist Mob Gathers in Kosovo and Metohija to Burn Turkish Flag

Earlier this week the Kosovar Deputy Foreign Minister, Gjergj Dedaj came under fire after slamming both Turkey and Serbia as “dirty invaders”. This inflammatory statement has lead to minority factions in the Pristina parliament to call for Dedaj’s immediate resignation while officials in both Belgrade and Ankara have condemned the provocation. […]

FETO’s Poison Threatens Peace and Stability in The Balkans

While largely defeated in Turkey, the Fethullah Terror Organisation’s presence throughout the Balkans remains worrying not only for Turkey but for all responsible states with close ties to the region.  Both the state of Albania and disputed Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija have become notorious for housing loyalists of the terror […]