Flawed Cybersecurity Is a Ticking Time Bomb for the Balkans
Cyberattacks in North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey reveal that government defenses are weak—and many NATO members are at risk.
It’s Not Too Late to Stop the Ethiopian Civil War From Becoming a Broader Ethnic Conflict
Western and regional powers are more divided than they were during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, but they can still exert influence to prevent the fragmentation of Ethiopia’s federal system.
Biden in the Balkans
Fixing Trump’s mistakes in the region will be easy. Avoiding Obama’s will be much harder.
Slovenia’s Prime Minister Is a Far-Right Conspiracy Theorist and Twitter Addict Who Won’t Admit Trump Lost
Janez Jansa has built a powerful propaganda network with backing from Hungary.
How Trump Lost the Balkans
The administration’s see-no-evil diplomacy has produced a dangerous unraveling across the region.
Trump Has a Fix for Kosovo. He’s Ignoring It.
The White House is hosting another summit on the Balkans—while failing to apply its most promising model for solving the conflict.
Anatomy of a Kosovo Summit Catastrophe
The Trump administration is hosting Balkans leaders this week to culminate a peace process that’s gone wrong from the start.
NATO Has a New Weak Link for Russia to Exploit
North Macedonia just became NATO’s newest and weakest member. That makes it a ripe target for interference.
China Has Its Eyes on Serbia
Beijing is using the coronavirus pandemic to expand its influence into the EU’s backyard.
Meanwhile, America’s Kosovo Strategy Is Melting Down
As the coronavirus pandemic raises tensions, the Trump administration’s strategy of bowing to Serbia’s authoritarian president is coming completely undone.
Vucic: Most Serbs Prefer a ‘Frozen Conflict’ with Kosovo
But the Serbian president says “we need more talks” with the former province, which insists that Belgrade recognize its independence.
Our Top 5 Debunkers of 2019
Russian expansionism is overhyped and Huawei isn’t the untouchable behemoth we think it is. Here are our top Debunkers of 2019.
Macron’s Veto Leaves Balkans Wide Open for Russia and China
After the EU snub, the United States needs to step up in the region.
Why Trolling Can Win You a Nobel Prize for Literature
Peter Handke’s greatest aesthetic strength is his biggest intellectual weakness: the absence of all political and psychological depth.
For Bosnian Women, No Justice—and No Seats
In the Balkan wars, women were targets. In postwar governments, they’ve been pushed out of sight.
Refighting the Balkan Wars Won’t Lead to a Seat at the Table in Brussels
Historical feuds still threaten to stop Eastern European countries from joining the EU.
U.S. Plans to Jump Back Into the Balkans With New Envoy
Two decades after brokering peace in the former Yugoslavia, Washington plans to try to restart talks between Serbia and Kosovo.