...on your own supply, says an old American proverb. Serbian proverb says - the wife did not scold her husband for gambling, but for making up excuses.
Čedomir Jovanović, “leader” of long non existing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Nenad Čanak, “leader” of tiny regional party League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV) are rehabilitating intensively these days convicted war criminal and Srebrenica genocide denier, Vojislav Šešelj, leader of the not any more parliamentarian Serbian Radical Party (SRS) by participating in fake debate with him and alike on obscure national TV Happy. Namely, despite the reduced census threshold of 3%, SRS was expelled from the parliament by the citizens of Serbia in the recent elections, a great sign coming from Serbia that many tend to overlook.
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.
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.