Tag: Balkans

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 […]

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 […]

Macedonia’s About To Become The World’s First “Politically Correct” Police State

George Orwell’s dire warning about a “politically correct” police state is about to become a reality in the Republic of Macedonia if the country implements its recently signed agreement with Greece, as there are many provisions within that document which obligate Skopje to suppress its citizens’ freedom of speech under […]

Serbs, Listen Up! Here’s Why Russia’s Getting Chummy With Croatia

The Russian-Croatian rapprochement might have understandably taken a lot of Serbs by surprise, partly because Moscow hasn’t invested the proper resources into explaining it to the country’s population, but this multidimensional outreach strategy to their regional rival is part of Russia’s larger ambition to “balance” the Polish-led “Three Seas Initiative” […]

Serbian President Thanks Turkey for “Stabilising Balkans” as Erdogan Slams Western Meddling in Region

Serbian President Alexander Vucic has met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other Turkish officials in Ankara. The meetings which have been characterised as positive by both sides are aimed at improving both economic and security ties. After paying a visit to pay respects at Anıtkabir, the mausoleum to modern Turkey’s founder Mustafa […]

A Golden Era for Serbia-Turkey Relations That Mainstream and Alt-Media Have Completely Ignored

On the 6th of May, Serbian President Alexander Vucic will arrive in Turkey for a meeting organised by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The meeting is part of a serious of increased bilateral summits that have taken place between high level officials over the last year representing two countries which have traditionally […]

Putin Isn’t Bringing Back the USSR and Erdogan Isn’t Bringing Back the Ottoman Empire – Both Are Embracing Genuine Multipolarity with Historically Apt Characteristics

Uzbekistan opens its doors and doors for others  The news that Uzbekistan is about to join the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States, otherwise known as the Turkic Council means that Turkey is on the verge of completing its fraternal body designed to increase economic, diplomatic and cultural inter-connectivity between the Turkic […]