Russian Invasion in Ukraine and Strategic Challenges in the Western Balkans
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has severely destabilized most regions of the world and the Balkan region could not be an exception. Due to their geographical and cultur al proximity to the war front, the Balkans are once again engulfed in a dangerous bras de fer between the West and Russia, China and other autocratic powers. How can the international community manage these nascent strategic challenges and seek a return to stability?
Karoline Edtstadler, Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution, Republic of Austria
Nikos Christodoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2018-2022), Republic of Cyprus
Martin Dvořák, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
Nicola Dimitrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2017-2020), Republic of North Macedonia
Thanos Dokos, National Security Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister
Chair: Roland Freudenstein, Vice President, and Head, GLOBSEC, Brussels