... challenges that are shattering the region. Brussels simply has neither resources, nor desire to do it.
RIAC Longread “Russia in the Balkans”: Interests of the Leading Actors, Russia’s Presence in Southeast Europe and Russia’s New Strategy
The United States ... ... assure their influence on the pan-European processes as well as strengthen their positions in the global confrontation. Russia, China, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, which are accumulating more and more influence in the region, taken separately, are not so powerful....
... Transcaucasian states and Belarus. The loss of the Balkans will narrow Russia's room for manoeuvre in its relations with Turkey, a country that is bolstering its standing in Southeast Europe. Russia's position in its talks with China will weaken; for China, the Balkans is the final point in the New Silk Road and a region that is nearly unknown from the point of view of culture and the reception of the route. Russia will lose a key area on its "playing field," resulting in the shrinking space around ...
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conflicts in the wider Middle East
,’ much like conflicts in the Balkans prior to World War I, similarly draw in regional and major powers — and then spark a global war?
Political Economic ... ... Syria and other countries to the European Union countries? How should Russia and the European Union respond?
Impact of rise of China
China is the elephant in the room, or as Mao might say, the monkey watching two tigers fight. Is Beijing benefiting from ...