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Serbia officially took over as chairman of the OSCE on January 15, 2015. It is the first Balkans country to chair the organisation, 15 years after joining. The OSCE’s predecessor - the CSCE, was created in 1975 during the Cold War tensions between East and West. The OSCE’s role in 2015 will be critical in addressing new Cold War challenges for Europe and between Ru...
Professor Dr. Blerim Reka
Kosovo and Serbia are expected to continue talks today to establish normal long-term bilateral relations. Only four out of 15 contractual obligations of the agreement have been implemented so far. But the talks are held against a background of challenges between Serbia and Kosovo which have seen massive demonstrations on the streets of Kosovo’s capital Pristina. Bu...
Serbia’s constitution contains a preamble making claims to parts of Kosovo. The two countries have still not signed a peace treaty 15 years after war between them. This territorial dispute - and Serbia’s traditional alignment with Russia - present Serbia, which is surrounded by Nato members, with a difficult geopolitical choice.
Three river projects in the Balkans have geopolitical importance for the region, its ecosystems, economy, politics and Russia’s role. Serbia remains Russia’s main ally, surrounded by Nato neighbours. But Russian support comes at a price and soon Serbia must choose between the European Union or Russia and between a source of income from the South Stream gas pipeline...