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Montenegro’s Political Future: Pro-European or Pro-Russian? Examining the Implications of the New President Jakov Milatovic’s Election

On April 2nd, 2023, the second round of the Montenegrin presidential election resulted in a historic defeat for Milo Djukanovic, who has served as both Prime Minister and President of the country for the past 30 years. Djukanovic was elected for the first time as the head of the...

Responses of European Countries with Anti-Migration Standpoints to the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis: A Synthetic Overview

The special Eurobarometer Report conducted in 2021 revealed that across the EU, Hungary stands out along with Bulgaria and Romania for having respondents showing the lowest level of comfort in having any sort of social relationship with immigrants. According to this report, only 24% of the Hungarian, 29% of...

Western Balkan Weapons in Ukraine

The ongoing invasion of Ukrainian territory by Russian troops is accompanied by a number of supplies of military equipment from Western allies to Ukraine. This aid goes to Ukraine largely through official channels, where the content of the supplies is known to the general public and these are clear...

Kosovo-Serbia Relations Towards normalization? – An Analytical Summary of the Recent Political Scene Regarding the Franco-German (European) Proposal

After 15 years of having declared independence, Kosovo continues the systematic dialogue with Serbia due to ongoing political disputes. Assisted by special representatives from the US and the EU, the dialogue has been taking place between Prishtina and Belgrade since 2011. To the current day, the dialogue carries on...

The Fate of the Panama Canal: a Sign that the Times are Changing?

The Panama Canal might be one of the most well-known waterways on the planet, but is it still the most strategic one? This is a very complex question that requires a dive into history, trade data and some speculation over geopolitical developments. Firstly, why was the Panama Canal initially built?...

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Can China Forge a Neo-Gramscian Counter-Hegemony?

Introduction In the contemporary global power structure, China's role has surged in significance, driven by its economic ascendancy with a GDP exceeding $14.7 trillion...

What has NATO Gained from the Accession of Sweden and Finland?

IntroductionIn response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, both Finland and Sweden submitted their applications to join NATO on May 18, 2022, supported by significant...