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        • Serbia and Hungary: Hammering Democracy
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          • Autor: Marko Drajić
          • Serbia and Hungary: Hammering Democracy

          • Hungary is currently Serbia’s closest international partner. Bilateral relations between the two countries are no longer marred by any disputes and their political and economic interests increasingly coincide. The values underpinning the administrations of both countries have converged to ...

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          • Report on state capture in Serbia is BCSP genuine and pioneering work aiming to document and deconstruct ongoing process of state capture in the security sector through presentation of mechanisms, actors and consequences of this process.

        • The Security Sector in the State of Emergency: Testing Democracy
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          • Autor: Isidora Stakic, Jelena Pejic Nikic, Katarina Djokic, Marija Ignjatijevic, Sasa Djordjevic
          • The Security Sector in the State of Emergency: Testing Democracy

          • This analysis by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) concludes that during the 52 days it spent in a state of emergency, Serbia failed the test of democracy, thanks to a series of failings and irregularities in the conduct and control of the security sector.

        • The Masks Have Slipped: Serbia in a Geopolitical Pandemic
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          • Autor: Isidora Stakic, Maja Bjelos, Marko Drajić
          • The Masks Have Slipped: Serbia in a Geopolitical Pandemic

          • Masks have slipped and the interests of Serbia’s foreign policy were exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. These interests are not based on the principles of common goods, but on mechanism for preserving the existing internal order. This is one of the conclusions in the foreign policy analysis ...

        • Crime in the Western Balkans Six at the Time of Coronavirus: Early Findings
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          • Autor: Sasa Djordjevic
          • Crime in the Western Balkans Six at the Time of Coronavirus: Early Findings

          • Did organized crime groups continue with their activity at the time of Coronavirus, which trends in the criminal activities in the Western Balkans can be noticed in the first six weeks of the pandemic and which scenarios can be envisaged for the future, analyzed BCSP Researcher Sasa Djordjevic.

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        • SINCE THE end of the Cold War security in the Western Balkans has to a large extent relied on NATO. The compliance with the Dayton and Ohrid Peace agreements as well as implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 depended on the military political overlay that NATO has been exercising over the region.

           

          However, as peace and democracy consolidate, Western Balkan states are gradually acquiring capacities to transform themselves from "security importers into security exporters" through memberships in PfP and NATO. It is often debated in public how far they are from NATO membership and what should be achieved in that respect. In this issue of the Western Balkans Security Observer we turn this question up-side down and ask instead: how far is NATO from the Western Balkans? Firstly, we focus our attention to the debates on NATO accession that are parallel ongoing in Macedonia, Croatia and Montenegro. The readership will discern the convergence but also some significant divergence in the dominant public and political discourses in these three countries. Then, authors from the Belgrade School of Security Studies present the existing public debate in Serbia on NATO accession. They also make an assessment of its consequences on Serbia’s internal, economic and foreign policy. One article brings us back to the 1950s when cordial almost allied relationships existed between Tito’s Yugoslavia and NATO. The story about the extraordinary talent for Realpolitik demonstrated by the Yugoslav administration at the time should serve today’s political elites as a signpost for way forward. However, it should not be, by any means a harborage and pretext for incompletion of Euro Atlantic integration in line with national and regional interests.

           

          Filip Ejdus, Executive Director of CCMR and Research Fellow at the Belgrade School of Security Studies

           

        • Tags: nato, Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro, Security of Western Balkan, Balkan, civil society, costs, benefit, integration, Euro Atlantic integration, membership, russia
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