RCC-prepared Multi-annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans is in Centre of the Berlin Process

The Berlin Process, initiated back in 2014 with the Conference of Western Balkan States in Berlin, aimed to consolidate the regional efforts and keep the dynamics in EU integration process amidst growing Euroscepticism in the region on one side and enlargement fatigue on the other. It gave a new impetus to the entire regional cooperation process, positioning the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) as a central hub for communication both within the region and between the region and the EU. The Summits that followed (in Vienna, 2015; Paris 2016 and finally Trieste 2017) gradually streamlined the role of the RCC to a focused, targeted one that we have today.

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How Ukraine Can Not Only Survive but Thrive

The timing couldn’t have been better. Ukraine’s war is dragging on, Russia is proposing a sham peacekeeping plan, the humanitarian crisis in the east is worsening, and the conflict is receiving increasingly fewer mentions in the international press. In this midst of this dismal news, Ukraine’s deputy speaker of parliament Oksana Syroid organized the Lviv Security Forum to figure a way out. Held November 29-December 1 on the campus of Ukrainian Catholic University in its new state-of-the-art library, the forum was meant to bolster the foreign policy credentials of the Lviv-based Samopomich Party and to convene international experts to discuss what should replace the shaky post-Cold War system.

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Dačić rekao Tilersonu: Politiku SAD ne može da menja stari establišment

Šef srpske diplomatije Ivica Dačić rekao je danas američkom državnom sekretaru Reksu Tilersonu da promene u spoljnoj politici SAD ne mogu da donose predstavnici starog američkog establišmenta koji brane politiku iz 1990-ih godina, saopštilo je Ministarstvo spoljnih poslova Srbije.

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How to Stand Up to the Kremlin - Defending Democracy Against Its Enemies

During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union faced off in an existential struggle between two antithetical systems. Either the Soviet bloc would “bury” the West, as Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev threatened in 1956, or Western principles of democratic accountability, individual rights, and the rule of law would triumph over Soviet totalitarianism. The eventual outcome—the demise of the Soviet system and the expansion of the U.S.-led international order—showed that military power is essential to American national security but also that the United States must advance its goals through the quiet resilience of democratic institutions and the attractive pull of alliances.

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