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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Critical Voices Defy Fear in New Serbia

Victims of what looks like an organised campaign of intimidation tell how the ‘fear machine’ in Serbia works – and the impact it has on their personal and professional lives.

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Russia’s Neo-Feudal Capitalism

WASHINGTON, DC – Vladimir Putin’s Russia is looking more and more like the sclerotic and stagnant Soviet Union of the Leonid Brezhnev era. But in one area, Putin’s regime remains an innovator: corruption. Indeed, in this, the 18th year of Putin’s rule, a new form of crony capitalism has been taking hold.

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CEAS strongly condemns the statement about borders’ changes in Balkans

The Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies from Belgrade, Serbia (CEAS) strongly condemns the statement of Jonuz Musliu, the President of the Municipal Assembly of Bujanovac and President of the National Council of Albanians in Serbia, in which he supported earlier statements by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaqi, about the union of Albania and Kosovo:  “The Union of Albania and Kosovo without Presevo Valley, without Medvedja, Bujanovac and Presevo, is meaningless. The key moment/issue today is that Albania and Kosovo must show Serbia that this is an essential part of Albania, which Serbia should not touch… Rama and Thaqi have the moral obligation to include ‘eastern Kosovo’ in this merging… If this does not happen, it will be a national betrayal. Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac are an essential part of ‘the State of Kosovo’ from which they were violently separated. That is why we had our war of liberation. This goal is written in the hearts and minds of the Albanian people. This was also confirmed on the 1st and 2nd of March, 1992, and we do not have the right to give up on something for which many members of the Liberation Army of Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac sacrificed their lives. I am aware that Serbia will not approve of this, as it did not approve of the separation of Kosovo. Without Nis, this is not ‘Great Albania’, and Serbia should be thankful that the Albanians are only asking for the unification of Albania, Kosovo and the Presevo Valley.”  

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