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The prospects of relative neglect – U.S. foreign policy in the Western Balkans under President Trump
Gorana Grgic discusses what policies we can expect from President Trump in the Western Balkans and what this could mean for the stability of the region.
Fatmir Mediu argues that the Balkans have become a major staging post for ISIS operations in Europe, as a source of recruits, weapons, funding, and as a major transit route. Urgent measures are needed to address this threat.
Florian Bieber and Anastas Vangeli argue that Macedonian Premier Nikola Gruevski’s government has lost all legitimacy in the wake of excessive scandals. EU mediators in the country should now focus on facilitating a transition of power.
Tomasz Żornaczuk argues that Greek obstructionism has caused Macedonia to backtrack on reforms inspired by the promise of EU membership. Żornaczuk concludes that only sustained dialogue with Greece can resuscitate Macedonia’s reforms, and thus the prospect of Euro-Atlantic integration.