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From Crisis to Convergence: A Strategy to Tackle Balkans Instability at its Source

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This publication is jointly published by the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS and Wilson Center's Global Europe Program

There is a clear path for the U.S. and its European partners to reverse—not just contain—the alarming deterioration in the Balkans.  U.S.-led 'convergence' over Kosovo will transform the stalled EU Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina—and the entire region, including Bosnia-Herzegovina.  'Convergence' will alter Serbia's strategic calculus, curtail malign Russian and Chinese influence in the region, and finally close the three-decade Yugoslav crisis.

About the Author

Edward Joseph

Edward P. Joseph

Title VIII Supported Short-Term Scholar;
Senior Fellow, SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, Fomer Macedonia Project Director, International Crisis Group
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The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, US-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. We investigate European approaches to critical global issues: digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance. We also examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our program activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more