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Balkan War & Peace: From Civil War Horrors to the Promise of European Union


Belgrade, Serbia Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Summer II, 2023

The Balkans Dialogue investigates conflict and post-conflict reconstruction in the former Yugoslavia (focus on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, and Kosovo); the reemergence of authoritarian movements and leaders in the Balkans; and increasing external involvement in Balkan affairs by Turkey, the EU, NATO, Russia, Arab States, China, and Iran. This external intervention includes economic help and political meddling.

This Dialogue looks at the Balkans in a broader context – in terms of the collapse of one “union” (Yugoslavia) and the efforts to maintain and expand a greater union, the E.U., while also fending off (or inviting in) powerful forces well beyond the region.