The Ukrainian crisis and the Balkans: what is changing… and what is not changing?
Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is a “changer” moment for the world. So what has changed in the Balkans? What specific risks does the Ukraine crisis pose for the region:
• for the frontline states (including Slovakia, close and engaged in the Balkans)?
• for states maintaining close relations with Russia?
• for states locked in ethno-national conflicts?
Have opportunities opened up for the United States and the EU? Or has it changed less than one might have expected?
Join us for this special Johns Hopkins SAIS-Foreign Policy Institute event featuring accomplished experts from across the region. This event is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and the Transatlantic Leadership Network.
Edward P. JosephLecturer & Senior Fellow, JHU SAIS FPI
– Albania: Arian Starova, President of the Atlantic Council of Albania; former Deputy Minister of Defense
– Bosnia and Herzegovina: Srecko Latal, Contributor, Balkan Insight; Researcher, Crossroads of the Balkans
– Bulgaria: Plamen PantevProfessor, University of Sofia
– Croatia: Jasmina KuzmanovicCorrespondent, Bloomberg News
– Greece: Ioannis Armakolasprincipal researcher, Eliamep
– Kosovo: Lulzim PeciExecutive Director, KIPRED
– Montenegro: Srdjan Darmanovic, Professor, University of Montenegro; former Minister of Foreign Affairs (will join during trip if possible)
– Montenegro: Zlatko VujovicAssistant Professor, University of Montenegro
– North Macedonia: Ognen VangelovProfessor, University American College, Skopje
– Romania: Oana Popescu-ZamfirDirector, Global Focus
– Romania: Mihai SebeHead of European Unit, European Institute of Romania
– Serbia: Milena LazarevicProgram Director, European Policy Center
– Slovakia: John CingelCEO, Strategic Analysis
– Turkey: Ozgur OzdamarAssociate Professor, Bilkent University
– Turkey: Aylin Unver NoiAssociate Professor, Halic University