11 Feb 2019

Here’s how Russia could still sabotage Macedonia’s plans to join NATO

Nearly thirty years after the collapse of the USSR and the end of the Cold War, many countries caught up in Russia’s regional influence are still struggling to “pick a side.” In North Macedonia (until recently, just “Macedonia”), politicians have been working towards NATO membership for many years, an effort

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13 Dec 2018

U.S. Diplomat To Press European, Balkan Allies On ‘Russia’s Aggression’

“A senior U.S. diplomat is traveling to Central Europe and the Western Balkans to shore up support against what the State Department calls ‘Russia’s aggression on the region.’ In Bratislava, Sullivan will ‘urge senior Slovak officials to use their upcoming chairpersonship of the OSCE to strengthen the organization’s response to

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13 Jun 2018

New Country Name in the Balkans: Republic of North Macedonia

Ending a long-standing feud that was one of the only problems standing between Macedonia and progress in NATO candidacy, EU accessions, and regional relations, Greece and Macedonia have resolved their name dispute that has been ongoing since 1991. Reflecting Greece’s claim to part of the Macedonian region, Macedonia’s new name

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