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Russia's involvement in the Western Balkans

25 Oct 2017 - 15:11
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As Winston Churchill said in 1939 the action of Russia “is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” which is what one can say about Russia’s current involvement in South East Europe. There are many guesses but no one can claim with certainty what Russia’s intentions are and whether there is a grand strategy in the region. Opinions are divided between those who support the “geopolitics of fear” versus the “geopolitics of indifference” theses.

Read the full article in our dossier: 'The Western Balkans at the edge?'

Authors

Othon Anastasakis
Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)