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What a Difference a Year Makes - Comparative reading and analysis of the April 2018 and August 2019 draft versions of the National Security and Defense Strategies

In the new Report, What a Difference a Year Makes, the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies from Belgrade (CEAS) presents a comparative analysis of the draft versions of the new National Security Strategy (NSS) and National Defense Strategy (NDS), which the government of the Republic of Serbia approved on 8th August 2019 and passed on to the National Assembly for consideration, in versions that had undergone public discussion back in the spring of 2018. Bearing in mind all the significant changes of circumstances on global, regional and local level that have happened since spring 2018 on one hand, and some significant nuances in the  new versions of Serbian strategic documents endorsed in late summer 2019 on the other, CEAS calls this report – What a Difference a Day Makes - a tribute to its songwriters in Spanish and English, and especially to Dinah Washington and her legendary album What a diff”rence a day makes!

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RASHOMON - New CEAS Report - Analysis of the bilateral relations between Serbia and China and their impact on the continuation of Serbia's democratization, EU integration and cooperation with NATO and the Member States

The Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) from Belgrade, Serbia, has published a new report titled RASHOMON - Analysis of the bilateral relations between Serbia and China and their impact on the continuation of Serbia's democratization, EU integration and cooperation with NATO and the Member States.

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CEAS announcement: Haradinaj exposed the lie of the alleged intention to divide Kosovo by ethnic lines

The recent statement of Kosovo's outgoing Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj about his preventing the “theft“ of 10 billion euros (from Kosovo's perspective) by stalling the plan of alleged “partition“ of Kosovo, negotiated by Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and president of provisional institutions of Kosovo and Metohija, Hashim Thaci, referring, inter alia, to governing the resources of the Trepca mine, completely denuded the lies of partition by ethnic principle systematically disseminated by Haradinaj, some governments of EU Member States, many commentators, certain political actors in the USA, project-funded media and civil society organizations. In this perfidious way, they protected some vested political and financial interests, not the interests of Serbia's citizens.

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KEEP EYES AND MINDS WIDE OPEN WHEN DEALING WITH SERBIA INDEED!

Jelena Milic’s, director of the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, Belgrade, Serbia case study

The case study suggests several principles for U.S. and other experts reporting on the Western Balkans in the second decade of the 21st century, and in particular on Serbia Kosovo relations and possible outlook of an agreement on formalization of relations  based on her  assessment of October 2019 report "Five Principles for U.S. Special Envoy to Guide Peace Talks Between Kosovo and Serbia" by  Luke Coffey and Daniel Kochis. In the mentioned report the authors, among other things, invite Amb. Richard Grenell  the new U.S. envoy for Belgrade –Pristina peace talks, to be patient with Kosovo’s progress and to keep eyes wide open when dealing with Serbia. 

CEAS Correction:

In the first version of the document posted on our website, Bulgaria was mistakenly noted as an EU member state which did not recognize Kosovo’s independence.

During the editing process of the text omission occurred and one half sentence was missing in the first version of the document (at the page six).

Current version of the PDF document, attached below is the one with corrected text. CEAS apologizes for these oversights.

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Five Principles for U.S. Special Envoy to Guide Peace Talks Between Kosovo and Serbia

The U.S. has sacrificed significant blood and treasure since the 1990s to ensure that the Balkans remain peaceful and stable—and should have a say in any major development in the region. This is why the appointment of U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to serve as U.S. Special Envoy for peace talks between Kosovo and Serbia is an important move. In order to be successful, Ambassador Grenell must be mindful that nothing in the Balkans is easy or straightforward, tinkering with borders is a bad idea, working with European countries in the region increases the likelihood of success, and that the U.S. should be patient with Kosovo and remain conscious that Serbia is Russia’s foothold in the Balkans.

Kick Turkey out of NATO? It wouldn't be easy

STUTTGART, Germany— Turkey’s invasion of Syria has generated widespread international condemnation, infuriated allies and raised questions about whether the country’s inclusion within NATO should be reconsidered.

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