Roundtable – Is Russia a threat to the Western Balkans?

Is Russia threatening to disrupt more than two decades’ of EU and U.S. efforts to promote stability in post-communist Southeast Europe?

This will be considered at a roundtable discussion with Dimitar Bechev (UNC-Chapel Hill), Tanya Domi (Columbia SIPA/Harriman Institute), Jasmin Mujanović (Fellow, EastWest Institute), and Srđan Vučetić (University of Ottawa) at Harriman Institute at Columbia University on Wednesday.

With rising global anxiety over Russia’s political policies and objectives, the roundtable’s participants will explore more deeply the ascendancy of Russia in the Western Balkans, the geopolitical rivalry that is now engaged with the European Union, the United States, Turkey, new players from the Gulf States, and China.