On a daily basis, Serbia constructs its image as a skilled player able to easily use its three-pronged or (even) “four-pillared architecture” of foreign policy to maintain more or less desirable relations with all major powers and to monetise those relations through vaccines, infrastructure and attracting investment from all sources. Is this a compelled insurance policy and the result of short-sighted arrogance?
Should Serbia’s current foreign policy position be judged according to the number and diversification of sources for the procurement of vaccines, according to the report of European Parliament rapporteur Vladimir Bilčik, or on the basis of current data on the procurement of weapons? Has the current Serbian president, as some commentators suggest, exhausted all credit from Brussels, or has Serbia exhausted the EU’s patience when it comes to European integration? Here CorD’s interlocutors provide nuanced answers to these questions, gauging them against the cult of personal power, dialogue in society and the rule of human rights.