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Balkans forward [electronic resource] : a new US strategy for the region / Damir Marusic, Sarah Bedenbaugh, and Damon Wilson.

Author/Creator:
Marusic, Damir, author.
Publication:
Washington, DC : Atlantic Council, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (21 pages) : color photographs
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Other Title:
JSTOR Security Studies.
Subjects:
Balkan Peninsula -- Foreign relations.
European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- Balkan Peninsula.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Balkan Peninsula.
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Balkan Peninsula.
Security, International -- Balkan Peninsula.
Diplomatic relations.
Security, International.
Balkan Peninsula.
European Union countries.
Russia (Federation).
United States.
System Details:
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Summary:
The Western Balkans is a region in flux. As the United States and Europe focus on internal concerns, Russia and other countries are reshaping the geopolitical landscape across the region. Meanwhile, a new generation of investors and entrepreneurs are primed to breathe new life into stagnant economies, but crime and corruption remain entrenched in the political and economic spheres, preventing successful implementation of needed reforms and endangering political support in Europe for further integration. Against a backdrop of enormous change and uncertainty, the United States, the European Union, and the Western Balkans have an opportunity. If we get it right, we can lead in creating a safe, secure, and prosperous western Balkans firmly embedded in the West. Get it wrong, and American ambivalence today may engender a crisis tomorrow, which in turn would demand a far greater degree of US engagement than would ever have been required to avoid a crisis in the first place.
Contents:
Executive summary.
Introduction.
Fissures abound.
What does Russia want?
Spotlight: corruption, not "ancient hatreds".
A wake-up call for the United States.
From security to prosperity.
Notes:
"November 2017."
Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ACUS, viewed March 27, 2018).
Contributor:
Bedenbaugh, Sarah, author.
Wilson, Damon, author.
Atlantic Council of the United States, publisher.
ISBN:
9781619773844
1619773848
OCLC:
1029610647
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.