Dragan Petković, Ph.D.

(The author is an independent analyst and a former Defense Attaché of the Republic of Serbia in Athens. He was directly involved in the area of international military cooperation during the long period of time – for more than ten years. In addition, he has acquired his doctoral degree in the area of military-technical sciences)

Copyright: @ 2024 Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 1 July 2024

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies


Western Balkans is inevitably affected by the geopolitical turmoil. Numerous challenges for the peace and stability worldwide are reflecting on almost all countries of the said region. War between Ukraine and Russia and the Israeli operations against Hamas as well as the rise of the right movements after the elections for the European Parliament are for sure the most influential among other issues in the said region and wider. The Republic of Serbia is still trying to find the political solution for the issue of Kosovo and Metohija without the disturbance of the internal stability, the Republic of North Macedonia is on the new crossroad after the recent elections in that country while the Hellenic Republic is warning their northern neighbors about the obligations from the Prespa Agreement. Finally, Bosnia and Herzegovina is again in the state of reevaluation after the Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly concerning Srebrenica. Consequently, Western Balkans needs to find new balances in order to empower peace and stability in the heart of the European continent.

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