Politics

A Preliminary Guide to Slovenia’s Presidential Elections

Slovenia’s presidential elections are scheduled for the end of the year. Will incumbent #instapresident Borut “Barbie” Pahor emerge triumphant, or will Slovenia lurch nativist right wing, becoming the EU’s next Poland? Our Slovenia correspondent Pengovsky takes a look at the state of presidential play in Melania Trump’s homeland, with illustrations taken from…

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US Senators Send Letter to US Secretary of State Demanding Investigation into US Democracy Promotion Activities

Balkanist has obtained a letter sent from six US Senators to US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson yesterday demanding an immediate worldwide investigation into all US democracy promotion activities. Macedonia and Albania are discussed as two timely examples of countries supposedly harmed by the US’s policies and the allocation of…

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A New Wave in Balkan Politics?

A few young political thinkers from the Balkans have been getting a lot of international attention lately. Sergej Dojcinovic speaks with Serbian-Canadian film director Boris Malagurski and Croatian MP Ivan Pernar in search of political alternatives. Time – that inescapable force that puts everyone and everything into the dustbin of history. If…

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Russia Seeks Its Own Version Of Kosovo In Eastern Ukraine

“Russia is seeking to present the Western powers with its own version of Kosovo. Just as Russia’s ally Serbia claims sovereignty over Kosovo with some validity in terms of international law, but has no effective control over most of its territory, the Russians are planning to make Eastern Ukraine a…

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