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Workshop on Western Balkan Security Conditions

    The Western Balkans (WB) have gained worldwide attention as a venue for major power rivalry. The region’s six nations — Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia — all have Euro-Atlantic links, albeit the degree of affiliation varies.   Internally, functional and structural flaws — whether the legacy of […]
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Europe readies for a massive flood of Ukrainian refugees

Eastern European states are ready for a refugee catastrophe if Russia invades Ukraine, with perhaps millions of civilians crossing the border into neighboring countries, according to Western officials and charity workers.  Apart from the humanitarian consequences, European authorities expect Russia and its allies to try to use any big movement for political goals, sowing divides […]
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China would diplomatically support Russia if it invades Ukraine

Experts believe China would back Russia diplomatically and maybe economically if it invaded Ukraine, exacerbating Beijing’s already poor relations with the West, but would refrain from offering military assistance.  President Joe Biden warned on Friday that Russia’s Vladimir Putin has chosen to attack Ukraine within days, which Russia disputes.  China’s foreign ministry has frequently chastised […]
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Event: Saudi Arabia & Global Ambitions of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman

Opening Remarks: Laura Belmonte, CLAHS Dean or Farida Jalalzai, CLAHS Associate Dean for Engagement & International Initiative. Introductions: Yannis Stivachtis, CEUTTSS. Angelos Kaskanis, Tactics Institute Panelists: Bettina Koch, Professor of Political Science Saudi Arabia under the Leadership of the Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud: Domestic and International Dimensions Aaron Brantly, Associate Professor of […]
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