Syringe And Caprice

What Is Serbia’s Foreign Policy Position Like Today?

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.

Dragan Pavlićević, Associate Professor Of The Department Of Chinese Studies At The International Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The Power Of Other Friends

The keys to serbia’s foreign policy are in the hands of Brussels to a large extent, through its policy towards serbia and the Western...

Dr Marko Dašić, Assistant Professor, University Of Belgrade - Faculty Of Political Science

Policy Diversification Gains Or Credibility Losses?

Serbia’s foreign policy has become a set of disparate, seemingly irreconcilable options that enable the swift implementation of alternatives, without previously prejudicing the final...

Dr Srećko Đukić, Ambassador, Forum For International Relations Of The European Movement In Serbia

China Is Becoming What The EU Should Be

Belgrade and Brussels have been partners for decades, but the credit of those relations has been spent. The U.S. remains on the Western side...

Dr Vladimir Gligorov, Professor At The Vienna Institute For International Economic Studies

Frozen Interregnum

Frozen conflicts, which are potential sources of instability by their very nature, favour authoritarian rule. So it seems at this moment that the frozen...

Zoran Gavrilović, Sociologist, Executive Director Of The Bureau For Social Research (BIRODI)

Pledge Of Personal Power

Serbia is becoming a kind of social dump that’s inhabited by the old and the sick, where fear and corruption are managed with the...