Denne mand er i gang med at vende Vesten ryggen. Hvis man vil forstå Kinas spil i Europa, skal man kigge mod Serbien

DER VAR IKKE MEGET AT FEJRE for dem, der kerer sig om Serbiens demokrati, ved landets præsidentvalg i sidste weekend. Store dele af oppositionen boykottede valget, og kun lidt over 45 procent af de stemmeberettigede satte et kryds. For Aleksandar Vucic, partiformand for højrepopulistiske SNS og præsident siden 2017, var der derimod masser at fejre. Han fik tilslutning fra 63,4 procent af de vælgere, der mødte op, og styrkede dermed sin magt i den østeuropæiske nation. Tæller man Vucics støtter med, sidder den serbiske regering nu på ikke færre end 221 ud af 250 sæder i parlamentet, og iagttagere af serbisk politik, blandt andre politologen Srdjan Majstorovic, advarer om, at landet er ved at blive en ét-parti-stat.

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Statement of CEAS Director Ms. Jelena Milic - "THIS WOMAN DISCOVERED AMERICA'S PLAN FOR KOSOVO: AND ITS VERY INTERESTING"

*CEAS translation of the article published in Kurir on 25th May 2020

"Belgrade is now showing an extremely high level of cooperation, and rationally attempting to change to certain extent the situation and the narrative for the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, as well as Serbia, and to preserve its Western orientation. Belgrade should continue with that policy, even if Trump loses the elections," said Milić.

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THE RIGHT STUFF - Serbia’s Relations With the United States on the Mend

Authors: Jelena Milic, LTG (Ret.) Frederick Benjamin Hodges

Prospects for stability and security in the Western Balkans have improved in recent years, despite decades of conflict, historical grievances, economic stagnation, and the disruptive interference of the Kremlin. The West should encourage this trend by exerting more strongly its positive soft power — especially the attractiveness of its democratic values — rather than lecturing Serbia and other countries in the region about their shortcomings.
 

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