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After the NATO aggression against Serbia and Montenegro in 1999, the United States of America, having established full control over the Balkans, shifted its focus after 2000 to the Middle East. The United States continued to be heavily present in the Balkans, but indirectly through its allies, who continued their policy of expanding NATO and the European Union. The separation of Montenegro from the state union with Serbia in 2006 and the proclamation of the independence of Kosovo in 2008 definitely influenced the change in geopolitical relations in the region. Namely, by the territorial "narrowing down and economic weakening" of Serbia, the United States significantly weakened Serbian influence on the neighboring countries, thereby affecting the establishment of a regional balance.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 2-01-2019, 15:21
  • Views: 951
After Serbia has successfully lobbied on the general assembly of Interpol that self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo does not become member in this organization, the Western Balkans is again heated up. Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj responded by increasing tariffs for 100% on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Despite the fact that Kosovo(UNMIK) is a signatory of Central European Free Trade Agreement, Haradinaj’s latest move caused a lukewarm reaction of the West.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 21-12-2018, 13:26
  • Views: 507
The state of Israel had very few weapons and not a very large army before its creation. Help was offered by Czechoslovakia. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Masaryk and his deputy Vladimír Clementis (Československo a Izrael 1945-1953. Dokumenty. 1953, p. 61) had the greatest contribution to the arms supply.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 17-12-2018, 11:46
  • Views: 701
Ukraine’s recent provocation in the Black Sea has become another pretext for unraveling the Yalta system of international institutions and legal accords, which has been actively and openly done since 2014. Before that, it was Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, a bungled attempt to do the same in Syria, as well as a series of "color revolutions," orchestrated in close vicinity of the Russian borders, including the so-called “Revolution of Dignity” in Ukraine.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 10-12-2018, 10:59
  • Views: 1 131
The ethnic demarcation that is promoted by Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic, between Serbs and Albanians is just another name for the creation of Greater Albania. Vucic statements and spinnings of the necessity for the “demarcation” between Serbia and Kosovo caused shock among Serbs. Most of his political life, Vucic advocated for a Greater Serbia, but with coming to power, things changed. Against his demarcation is virtually the entire Serbia. From experts to the pillar base of Serbs throughout history Serbian Orthodox Church.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 3-12-2018, 12:44
  • Views: 431
November 19 saw the completion of the offshore section of the 1,800-kilometer Turkish Stream pipeline to supply Russian natural gas to Turkey. Mentioning the project’s geopolitical significance in a speech during the completion ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that “Projects of this kind and this project in particular, are not directed against anyone’s interests. They are exclusively constructive in nature. They are aimed at developing relations between states, creating stable conditions for economic development and improving the well-being of our citizens.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 25-11-2018, 23:09
  • Views: 505
With the negotiations on the terms of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU on the home run now, a legally-bound Brexit is slated for March 29, 2019. By this date, a pertinent agreement must have been ratified by both the British parliament and those of all 27 EU countries. Thus, it should be agreed at the November or, at most, the December EU summit (December 17-18).
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 19-11-2018, 12:10
  • Views: 345
The tough economic sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran have aggravated conflict between Washington and its close allies. The European Union, the United Kingdom, France and Germany have expressed regret over measures taken by American President Donald Trump and signaled the need to protect their companies. Simultaneously, eight countries have received a six-month “sanctions delay” from the United States, which produced a further negative effect on the balance of strength and set the scene for a further escalation of tension.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 12-11-2018, 09:48
  • Views: 473
The issue of paying compensation to European countries, which fell victim to the Nazi aggression, is gradually becoming one of the gravest on the EU agenda. The compensation issue is high on the agenda of Polish and Greek politicians, including the presidents of Poland and Greece. Although these countries do not openly reveal their hostile feelings towards Germany, it is clear that the current differences within the European Union have been triggered by the idea of collecting hundreds of billions of euros in "underpaid" reparations.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 6-11-2018, 15:52
  • Views: 390
The Polish  International Maritime Zone Project, known as Intermarium, provides for the creation of a bloc of anti-Russian states in the area from the Baltic to the Black Sea with the participation of the western post-Soviet republics Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova in order to thwart cooperation between Germany and Russia. According to Warsaw, rapprochement between Moscow and Berlin spells out a decline in the influence of Poland in Eastern Europe.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 26-10-2018, 12:47
  • Views: 430