Presidential election in Serbia – Unfair but square

CEAS Director Jelena Milić article for New Eastern Europe 

The March 2017 presidential election in Serbia further consolidated Aleksander Vučić’s grip on power within the country. There is no doubt that he will continue to proclaim himself as a champion of Serbia’s EU integration.
However, in reality, he is an autocrat, at best.

Novi ambasador EU u Srbiji Sem Fabrici – Rimljanin, Italijan i Evropljanin

BEOGRAD – Po isteku mandata ambasadora Evropske unije u Srbiji, Majkla Davenporta, na njegovo mesto biće postavljen novi ambasador EU. Prema nezvaničnim informacijama koje poseduje European Western Balkans, a koje je potvrdio i Politiko, novi šef Delegacije EU u Srbiji bi trebalo da bude Sem Fabrici, koji trenutno tu istu funkciju obavlja u Australiji i Novom Zelandu. Politiko dodaje da Fabrici ima veliko poverenje visoke predstavnice EU Federike Mogerini.


The dangerous tool of Russian military exercises

It all started with a military exercise in 2008. “Today, Georgia. Tomorrow, Ukraine. The day after, the Baltic states—and later perhaps the time will come for my country, Poland!” Those words were uttered 5 August 2008 by Poland’s late president, Lech Kaczyński, in the presence of five European heads of state who had come to Tbilisi in a gesture of solidarity with the just-invaded Georgia. Almost 10 years later, this statement anticipates Europe’s current security dilemma.


Russia is still waging cyberwar against Western democracy. It’s time to push back

Matthew Olsen served as director of the National Counterterrorism Center during the Obama administration and is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Edward Fishman served as a member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff during the Obama administration and is a fellow at the Atlantic Council.


John McCain: Why We Must Support Human Rights

Washington, D.C. — SOME years ago, I heard Natan Sharansky, the human rights icon, recount how he and his fellow refuseniks in the Soviet Union took renewed courage from statements made on their behalf by President Ronald Reagan. Word had reached the gulag that the leader of the most powerful nation on earth had spoken in defense of their right to self-determination. America, personified by its president, gave them hope, and hope is a powerful defense against oppression.