ANALYSIS

The Return of Russia’s Foreign Agent Paranoia as Biological Imperative

Russia’s funeral industry is experiencing unprecedented growth due to military deaths from the nearly year-long invasion of Ukraine as well…

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Wagner and the Serbs

Serbia has long known of close ties between its thriving extreme nationalist community and Russia. But it was only this…

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Putin is facing defeat in the information war

As the world prepares to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, the European Union has accused Russia of…

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Why Germany should send Leopard tanks to Ukraine?

I admit I have changed my mind. I have long fully understood Chancellor Scholz’s reluctance to send heavy weapons to…

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What is known about Wagner Group and recruitment in Serbia?

What is known about Wagner Group and recruitment in Serbia WASHINGTON – The United States announced on Friday that it…

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Analysis of the work of RT Balkan

A network of media linked and controlled by the state apparatus of the Russian Federation has been operating in the…

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How Russia’s failure in Ukraine affects China?

by Janusz Bugajski Russia’s failure to defeat Ukraine generates setbacks and opportunities for China’s global ambitions. Moscow and Beijing have moved…

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Experts see ‘desperation’ in ‘flailing’ Putin’s war leadership shuffle

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “flailing” decision this week to name a new leader for his invasion of Ukraine reflects a…

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The benefits of Russia’s coming disintegration

BY JANUSZ BUGAJSKI Janusz Bugajski is a senior fellow at the Jamestown Foundation. His new book, Failed State: A Guide…

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Is Montenegro entering the order of those who destabilize the Balkans?

Montenegro still lacks the capacity to create a serious regional problem, but the government of Dritan Abazovic, which seems to…

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Glory Hunters or Gold Diggers? The Shadowy World of Russia’s ‘Volunteers’ Fighting in Ukraine

Alexander was quickly deployed to the frontlines in Ukraine after he joined a Russian unit for volunteer soldiers in October…

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Beijing Fears Russia Becoming ‘Minor Power’ Under ‘Crazy’ Putin

Beijing is planning to reorient its foreign policy away from Moscow fearing a decline in Russia’s economic and political clout…

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Hunting for Vučić” at the parade (of Serbian) pride: Personal data of 9 millimeters caliber

Before he changed his hair, Father Vučić came to Sarajevo with a 7.62 mm weapon. His first-born son Danilo was…

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Russia at risk of becoming failed state, say foreign policy experts

Nearly half of top foreign policy experts think Russia will become a failed state or break up by 2033, while…

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The head of the Russian mercenaries breaks Kremlin’s law of silence

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the businessman at the head of the Wagner group, takes advantage of his political and media projection to…

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East Sarajevo coup-demons: Violation of the Constitution is not a provocation – it is a criminal act!

Violating the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina is not a provocation. It is a crime. It is, in fact, a…

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Yevgeny Prigozhin: Putin’s “chef” and a man for the grunt work

A shadowy businessman and head of the powerful paramilitary, Wagner is appearing in public more and more often, criticizing the…

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Russian war bloggers – figures in the political game?

This is not the first time that right-wing pro-Russian war bloggers have criticised the incompetence of the Russian military. This…

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Janusz Bugajski’s Washington View: Preventing Another Balkan War

The coming year will be a perilous test for the Western Balkans, as the embers of war are again being…

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Enforcing sanctions against Russian kleptocrats just got harder

The invasion of Ukraine prompted many countries to finally commit to tracking down the illicit wealth Russian kleptocrats have stashed…

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Why the Russian regime is always lying

Anyone interested in the current conflict in Ukraine can reasonably conclude that the Putin regime is lying. And it lies…

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Ukraine: A battle over the future of Europe

The war in Ukraine is a decisive battle over the future of Europe, its geostrategic reconfiguration and, ultimately, its new…

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Sensationalism and Inciting

The Russian media mostly follow the official Russian state narrative when it comes to Kosovo. This narrative again draws information…

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The Cost of War: Russia’s Economy Faces a Decade of Regress

Nine months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Russian economy is doing better than expected. The predicted collapse has been…

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Putin’s Idealization of Death Reflects Russia’s Growing Nazification

While the ominous laughter of the authorities can still be heard on Russian television screens as state propagandists discuss the…

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Out of the shadows: Europe exposes its Russian spies

Countries in Scandinavia, a current security hot spot, are more visibly cracking down on citizens involved in Russian espionage. Two…

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Three reasons why Germany said “aufiderzein” to Vucic

The friendship between Serbia and Germany from the time of former Chancellor Angela Merkel is long gone. Instead, warnings, the…

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Vučić’s threats for troops in Kosovo, Venhari: Nothing constructive can be expected from spoiled of Brussels

Security experts do not believe that President Aleksandar Vucic’s request to send 1,000 troops to Kosovo carries any weight and…

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Vucic is not trusted by the region or the EU

In three years, the “Open Balkans” has failed to prove that it wants to include all countries on an equal…

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Pro Publica and ICIJ ‘Shadow Diplomats’ in the Balkans

After months of research, Pro Publica and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) today published the story of a…

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In Serbia, they are expanding their business with a Chinese institute under investigation in the EU and ‘blacklisted’ in the US

The authorities in Serbia have decided to increase their cooperation with the Beijing Genetic Research Institute (BGI) despite ongoing investigations…

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A short history of Putin’s media war

Created as a tool of soft power to serve the Kremlin, the Russian state-funded broadcaster RT weaponises the news so…

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Chinese “soft power” in North Macedonia

Chinese influence in North Macedonia has been growing in recent years, mainly through China’s “soft power”, but without significant Chinese…

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“Serbian world” announces its “special military operation”, claims an agency close to the Kremlin

“Neither in the bloodiest days of the break-up of Yugoslavia, nor during the Soviet era, was there such drama around…

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Kosovo: Russia’s war in Ukraine has a ripple effect

Russia and Serbia share close ties, mutual antipathy toward NATO and strong nationalism. Against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of…

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The media situation in Russia – strict censorship and blockade

Access to almost all independent media in Russia is blocked, restricted or censored. The Kremlin strictly controls the narrative of…

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How Exactly Could the Putin Regime Collapse?

Everyone, except perhaps Putin himself, understands that his regime is nearing its end. At the very least, discussions about the…

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All the secrets of the Dodik-Orban energy community

The Republika Srpska (RS) plans to export surplus electricity to Hungary. In return, this BiH entity would receive oil and…

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Serbian List or “Dacic’s List” in the Assembly of Kosovo?

The past weeks were full of tension in the north of Kosovo, where the local Serbs, encouraged by the mafia…

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Vučić touts Russian-Serbian brotherhood as regional tensions rise

In a sign of resistance to Western calls to choose between Moscow and the West, Serbian President Aleksander Vucic said…

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Without fair elections civic Montenegro has no chance

Although all opposition parties, as well as citizens at the recent big protest in Podgorica, are demanding the urgent calling…

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