26 January 2020
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  • 14:04 Southeastern Europe is a Theater of Great Powers, but Slovenia can Play a Strategic Role
  • 16:20 Once Upon a Time In … Serbia

Southeastern Europe is a Theater of Great Powers, but Slovenia can Play a Strategic Role

To mark the publication of the eighth consecutive edition of The Adriatic Journal: Strategic Foresight 2020, the Institute for Strategic Solutions organised its traditional annual event in Ljubljana at the beginning of January. This year’s event, titled The West turns its back on the Western Balkans, focused on anticipated political, social and economic trends in […]

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Once Upon a Time In … Serbia

The views from the past: Misunderstanding Serbia Sometimes, the past is indeed a different country. During the years 1843 and 1844, a stubborn Englishman named Andrew Archibald Paton, Esq., became one of the first Western tourists to stroll around newly independent Serbia (still spelled Servia at the time). One day, he set himself a goal […]

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EU membership is a distancing target

Macedonia changes its whole name but Macron does nothing, writes Janja Klasinc in daily Delo’s Saturday edition on 22 November 2019. The tweet was sent to the world by the frustrated Johannes Hahn, the outgoing EU Enlargement Commissioner on 18 October 2019 from Brussels shortly before 5am. The night before, European leaders at the European […]

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Multilateralism is crucial but it is at risk

This year, the Bled Strategic Forum was focused on geo-strategic resource management in a sustainable way. Delo’s Jure Kosec and Borut Tavčar reported on the forum in the daily’s edition on 2 September. »For whom does the bell toll? It tolls for all of us. ” With these words, Slovenian Foreign Minister Miro Cerar opened […]

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Šarec on the first official visit to Serbia

Last month, Slovenian prime minister Marjan Šarec made an official visit to Serbia for the first time. A delegation of Slovenian government headed by Šarec met with the Serbian prime minister Ana Brnabić and was also received by the president Aleksander Vučić and the Serbian parliament speaker Maja Gojković. This is Slovenia’s second official visit […]

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The West did not want another Republika Srpska in the heart of Balkans

Stevo Pendarovski won presidential elections in North Macedonia, with his victory marking a continuation of North Macedonia’s towards EU and NATO integration. On 20th July, Delo’s Vili Einspieler talked to Pendarovski about the sentiments in the country post name change, EU’s delay on accession negotiations date as well as other issues. Skopje is disappointed the EU […]

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What are the expectations in Western Balkans after the EU elections?

The European elections are behind us and the countries of the Western Balkans are waiting in anticipation to see if the new parliament will embark on a different course when it comes to the policy towards their region. In his op-ed for the Balkan Insight, Jasmin Mujanović, a political scientist, belives that the Green’s strong […]

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How do shifts in international political economy affect national politics?

In a recent column in Slovenia’s daily Delo, Tine Kračun, editor-in-chief of the Adriatic Journal and director of the Institute for Strategic Solutions, looks at the increasing impact economic interests have on both internal and international politics.  It is a fact that international politics is now more intertwined with economic interests than ever before. While […]

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Modern Warfare in uncertain times

Author: Faris Kočan Photos: Jure Eržen/Delo, Bruno Toich, Tomi Lombar/Delo Under the leadership of the first female head of staff, Slovenian Army’s role remains crucial for preserving stability and peace in the Western Balkans. The dynamic and rapid geopolitical changes have contributed to a new, radical and complex international security environment, in which regional instability […]

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Superpowers vie for influence in a fragile region

Katja Geršak, Executive Director at Centre for European Perspective discusses current risks in the Western Balkans and European perspective of the region.  What are the risks for countries in Western Balkans? In the long run the biggest risk for countries in Western Balkans is that they will become a region where powers will compete for […]

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