Researches

29.09.2022

2022 General Elections in BiH: Can the Voters Beat the Media, Religious Communities and Foreign Influence?

The elections will be a test for the three existing regimes in BiH. The election campaign has confirmed that specific media outlets have a rather negative role, as well as that instead of dealing with their spiritual mission the Serb Orthodox Church, Roman Catholic Church and Islamic Community are primarily engaged in petty-politics and servicing of political parties, thus representing a symbiosis of politics and religion. The results of general elections can mean a beginning of a new era in BiH.

16.09.2022

2022 General Elections in BiH: Political changes are required, but are they possible?

Progress in multiethnic societies is inconceivable as long as there is a practice to vote for the candidate who is a member of “one’s own” ethnic community regardless of his or her “profile”, and not to vote for respectable, competent and capable candidates who instill trust and who will work for the benefit of all citizens regardless of their ethnic affiliation. Nevertheless, political changes are possible in a civilized way and with a pen in the hand.

12.09.2022

2022 North Macedonia: Country’s Future is Laid Out

Analysts believe that Zoran Zaev, until recently prime minister, had laid out the path of the Republic of North Macedonia for the future. Dreams of generations of Macedonians and other Macedonian citizens have become a reality, because for the first time in modern history North Macedonia celebrates its Independence Day with its strategic goals fulfilled. The process of democratization and progress of North Macedonia is unstoppable.

28.08.2022

Putin’s War, Extended

One other point of speculation is what happens if and when Putin goes. Is there a Russia to deal with that is not completely under the control of acolytes brainwashed with Putin thoughts of Russian entitlement. It will be difficult to deal with a country absorbed in thinking of their past, when there are more critical world issues of concern, such as climate. Russia, which controls a very significant part of the globe, must join in with the solutions

19.08.2022

President Biden’s Visit to Saudi Arabia: Saudi-US Relations in Freefall

Biden showed his intention to revise Trump’s Middle East policy on both the US presidential campaign trail and at the start of his presidency. However, evidence suggests that Trump’s policy has gradually taken root. In addition, the geopolitical situation has changed drastically. Therefore, it is difficult for Biden to simply act as he wants, and even if he did, the results would not seem effective either

05.08.2022

Anti-Americanism and Russian propaganda in Greece

Geographically speaking, the Russia has mainly penetrated Northern Greece. Thessaloniki and Alexandroupoli are the spearhead of Russian infiltration that finances, invests and develops cultural – religious associations. In particular, Alexandroupolis was recently twinned with Sosnovy Bor (2011), Saint Petersburg (2016) and Symferopol – Crimea (2016).

30.07.2022

Increase support for the crucial phase of the war

Will there be a halt to the war, called by Putin? Will the Ukrainians agree? Not likely unless they recover all or most of their territory. What will the European Union position be, particularly from those countries that with winter approaching are hurting economically, particularly from lack of fuel for heating. The next phase of the war is crucial.

28.07.2022

2022 Serbia: Strengthening of foreign policy and affirmation of international status

The Serbian foreign policy concept is based on a quadrilateral including EU - USA – China - Russia +Nonalignment Movement. EU requests of Serbia to harmonize, that is subject its foreign policy to the EU, while there are no signs, let alone guarantees, that there will be any enlargement of the EU or that Serbia will become a full-fledged EU member

26.07.2022

2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Christian Schmidt vs. High Representative (OHR)?

This is definitely an attempt to incorporate institutionally in the system of Bosnia and Herzegovina the poorest experiences from Ukraine and Lebanon, although as a country BiH aspires to become a full-fledged member of the European Union. What needs to be done is to apply in Bosnia and Herzegovina constitutional and legal solutions, and consequently election legislation, that is in line with the standards and the acquis communautaire of the EU- and nothing more.

18.07.2022

Contemporary Saudi-Egyptian Relations: Challenges and Opportunities

Egypt's “very pragmatic” policy toward the Saudi regime, which aims to attract Gulf funds and investments into Egypt, especially at a time of financial affluence in the Kingdom and Saudi openness to Western countries in the economy, politics, culture, and the arts, also condones Saudi Arabia's clumsy policies toward Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Sudan, and the Gaza Strip (up to most African and Asian countries). As a result of shared values and interests, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have a strong connection

06.07.2022

2022 Open Balkan: The future belongs to the peoples of the Balkans

Analysts believe that if the peoples of the Balkans cooperate and focus on the future the future will belong to them. The credibility of the EU is at test in the Western Balkans and the EU is probably at its last chance to save the Western Balkan countries from the “grip” of Russia, China and Turkey.

05.07.2022

Putin’s War and beyond

We are entering a new phase of the war with the west now finally awake to the threat posed by Russia, and whether the war will end fairly quickly or drag on for some time yet. Whatever, Ukraine will need all the help that it can get in the end-of-war negotiations and the rehabilitation and reconstruction that follows. Then, as President Joseph Biden reminded the NATO meeting the world will have to take note of China’s ambitions.