Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. In the last couple of years, Serbia has become politically closer to the state of Israel, which is one of the greatest achievements of the Vučić administration. Meanwhile, it took steps to confront anti-Semitism in Serbia, which is by no means the same as Serbian anti-Semitism, and set out to regulate feasible reparations.
Being at the head of a small research organization called (pretentiously) the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) implies elementary knowledge of basic political context and actors in the United States, and even social trends, not primarily knowledge of the functioning of NATO. In my case, it's also a passion. And I am aware, after following it for so many years, that I know very, very little, and what I know is mostly from TV shows. I sometimes jokingly say that the thing I understand the least when it comes to Americans is their attitude to 3G: God, guns, and the government.
As countries in Europe struggle with shortages of COVID-19 vaccines, China has stepped up its efforts in the Western Balkans, supplying injections and collecting diplomatic wins in the region.
The comments of Kosovo election winner Albin Kurti to Euronews appear to have done little to improve relations between Belgrade and Pristina.
Serbia's US-educated prime minister was the first European leader to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The country's Russophile internal affairs minister rolled up his sleeve for an armful of Sputnik V. And the health minister happily posed for his injection with Sinopharm's coronavirus shot.