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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Serbia as Regional Driver: Change or Stagnation?

The speach of CEAS director Jelena Milić at the conference “Balkan Perspective: Adapting the partnership and integration paths”, organized by the NATO Defense College Foundation in Rome 16.05.2019.

It is a real privilege and pleasure to be a regular participant to these events. I have great regards for them, and they are remarkable occasions for me, although I do attend several high-level international conferences every year and read numerous papers on the Western Balkans and Serbia. And I deeply appreciated the previous intervention of Hon. Marta Grande, who showed an optimistic approach and acknowledgement of the positive developments in Serbia.

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CEAS Public Announcement - Comparative analysis of different draft versions of the strategic documents

In its newly published report, „What a Difference a Year Makes“, the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies in 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 adopted on 8th August 2019 and passed on to the National Assembly for consideration, in versions that underwent public discussion back in the spring of 2018.

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Matthew Palmer’s Appointment as Special Representative for the Western Balkans

MEDIA NOTE

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON

AUGUST 30, 2019

The Secretary of State has appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Palmer as his Special Representative for the Western Balkans.  In this role, Palmer will lead our efforts to strengthen U.S. diplomatic engagement in support of peace, stability, and prosperity in the region and focus on integration of the Western Balkan countries into Western institutions.

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