About the Episode
Like Ukraine, the Western Balkans sit on a fault line between Russian and Western spheres of influence. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, political tensions have grown in the region, particularly in Bosnia and Kosovo. Many experts suspect Russia is exploiting ethnic divisions. The Economist’s Tim Judah and the Atlantic Council’s Ilva Tare join Deep Dish to examine Moscow's motives for fanning instability in one of Europe’s most fragile regions.
- The Effects of the War in Ukraine on the Western Balkans, Tim Judah, IISS, August 2022
Interested in learning more about the key issues impacting the Western Balkans? Tune into the #BalkansDebrief podcast with host Ilva Tare.
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