The price of normalisation: Serbia, Kosovo, and a risky border deal
Vessela Tcherneva- 13/11/2018
This is the time for EU and its member states to push for solutions to the Serbia-Kosovo landswap that have domestic support and that enhance wider stability in the region
Mark Leonard speaks with Vessela Tcherneva and Robert Cooper about the contested result and how it might be solved.
Carnegie report on the Balkan wars
Safe Passage - The Transition from British to American Hegemony by Tori Schake
The Master and Margarita Reader’s Guide by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Age of Rubens: Diplomacy, Dynastic politics and the Visual Arts in Early 17th Century Europe
Breaking old habits in the Balkans by Robert Cooper
Macedonia’s looming war of interpretations by Vessela Tcherneva
Trump vs. EU: The dead end of the normative approach
Vessela Tcherneva- 04/07/2018
A divided EU - with an unstable Germany, a UK on its way out and renegade central eastern member states - is only of interest to the US as an ally in competition with Russia and China
Power words: Europe’s stake in the Macedonian name dispute
By actively supporting Macedonia and Greece to settle their name conflict, the EU could energise other countries of the Western Balkans to engage in democratic reforms, while also strengthening their economic outlook – and counter an assertive Russia.
Bulgaria: The unforeseen effects of the Presidency
Vessela Tcherneva- 09/01/2018
Bulgarian politicians and officials will have to challenge the stereotypes about Bulgaria during their six month presidency and learn to strike coalitions in the EU.