Over the past two decades, discussions on EU-NATO relations have been closely associated with crisis-management operations and transnational threats. But that is yesterday’s world. The return of great-power competition is eliciting a shift in European security and transatlantic relations toward deterrence and defense. As such the conceptual framework that has so far underpinned debates on EU-NATO relations has been, by and large, rendered obsolete.
The EU’s ambition is to become a more strategically autonomous security player. But this will require more attention to designing EU defense initiatives so they strengthen both European and transatlantic security.
CEAS New Comprehensive Research “Serbia and the New Horizons – Citizens on Security Challenges, NATO, USA, Kosovo and Regional Cooperation”
Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) from Belgrade presents new comprehensive research results “Serbia and the New Horizons – Citizens on Security Challenges, NATO, USA, Kosovo and Regional Cooperation” which CEAS commissioned from the Center for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID). Research was conducted in early November 2019 on a representative sample of 1.000 citizens of Serbia with Computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) technique.
The U.S. has sacrificed significant blood and treasure since the 1990s to ensure that the Balkans remain peaceful and stable—and should have a say in any major development in the region. This is why the appointment of U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to serve as U.S. Special Envoy for peace talks between Kosovo and Serbia is an important move. In order to be successful, Ambassador Grenell must be mindful that nothing in the Balkans is easy or straightforward, tinkering with borders is a bad idea, working with European countries in the region increases the likelihood of success, and that the U.S. should be patient with Kosovo and remain conscious that Serbia is Russia’s foothold in the Balkans.