Liberalism and Its Discontents

Author: Francis Fukuyama

The challenges from the left and the right.

Today, there is a broad consensus that democracy is under attack or in retreat in many parts of the world. It is being contested not just by authoritarian states like China and Russia, but by populists who have been elected in many democracies that seemed secure.

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#MsMilic scenario

Autor: Jelena Milić, direktor Centra za evroatlantske studije CEAS

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Biti na čelu male istraživačke organizacije koja se (pretenciozno) zove Centar za evroatlantske studije podrazumeva i elementarno poznavanje osnovnih političkih prilika i aktera u SAD, pa i društvenih trendova, a ne prevashodno poznavanje funkcionisanja NATO. U mom slučaju je to i pasija. I svesna sam posle toliko godina i praćenja da znam vrlo vrlo malo, a i to što znam dobrim delom je i  iz TV serija. U šali nekad kažem da su mi ipak  najmanje jasne 3G stvari u vezi odnosa Amerikanca prema:  bogu-god, oružiju -guns i prema vladi -government. 

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Montgomery: There will be no progress in the dialogue until the West understands the importance of the Kosovo question for Serbia

*Note: English version of an op-ed by Mr. William Dale Montgomery for the Kosovo Online web portal published on 11th January 2021, courtesy of the author – original text from Kosovo online available at: https://www.kosovo-online.com/vesti/politika/montgomeri-nece-biti-napretka-u-dijalogu-dok-zapad-ne-shvati-znacaj-kosovskog

Mr. Montgomery is a retired United States diplomat. He served as the US ambassador in Serbia and Montenegro.

You (Kosovo Online web portal-CEAS comment) have asked a number of specific questions. It is more important to focus on some basic realities about the Balkan situation. I emphasize that I am reflecting the observations of the politics of the region I have personally observed during and long after my retirement from diplomacy and not the official views of any government or individual besides myself.

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Montgomeri: Zapad još nije shvatio značaj kosovskog pitanja za Srbiju

Ne vidim zašto bi Srbija imala bilo kakvo uverenje da će dalji ustupci s njene strane biti ispoštovani ustupcima s druge strane

Koliko god je teško poverovati, Zapad do danas nije shvatio značaj kosovskog pitanja za Srbiju, istakao je bivši američki ambasador u Beogradu Vilijam Montgomeri. „Budući da ne razumeju, nisu spremni da preduzmu korake za rešavanje situacije na Kosovu, koji bi možda značili izvesnu bol ili čak bes za obe strane, ali ne bi bili shvaćeni kao potpuno jednostrani”, ocenio je Montgomeri.

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