Dimitar Bechev is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and a research fellow at the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. He was formerly a Visiting Fellow at LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe (LSE European Institute) and Director of the Sofia Office at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) where he covered Turkey and the Western Balkans. His book ‘Rival Power: Russia’s Influence in Southeast Europe’ was recently published by Yale University Press.
Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center
Content by Dimitar Bechev
Russia’s Comeback to the Balkans
Dimitar Bechev points out that Russia’s main aim in the Western Balkans is to appear as an equal alternative to European and US influence.