Tag: Perspective

Russia: the ‘Bogeyman’ of Albanian Politics

Foreign Policy

Albania and Russia have very few relations between them. This has not always been the case. For two decades in the middle of the 20th...

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China’s Evolving Footprint in the Western Balkans: Navigating Between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Covid-19 Pandemic

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China’s infrastructure diplomacy during the implementation of the BRI in the course of the past years is now being challenged and subject...

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A Trajectory of Turkey’s Foreign Policy in Western Balkans

Foreign Policy

This paper discusses the trajectory of the influence of Turkey’s Foreign Policy on the Western Balkans and specifically Albania. Broadly,...

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EU’s New Enlargement: Plenty of Nothing for Albania

EU Integration

ENIKA ABAZI Enlargement in pandemic times The COVID-19 pandemic crisis is likely to accelerate geopolitical changes at all levels, and the...

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Reigniting European Integration in the Western Balkans: What can we expect?

EU Integration

The Western Balkans is arguably the world’s biggest case-study of internationally-led democratization. Yet despite the great attention...

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The EU Enlargement: Theory and Practice

EU Integration

Although one could argue that the EU enlargement process from the first round in 1973 with the UK, Ireland and Denmark to the last one with...

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Kosovo and Albania – Deconstruction of the Idea of Unification

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During the last two years, the idea of the unification of Kosovo and Albania was among the most prominent issues in the public discourses...

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Minister Czaputowicz: In Poland, Albania has a firm ally, a committed supporter and a true friend

Foreign Policy

Interview with Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jacek Czaputowicz by Executive Director of AIIS, Alba Çela...

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Albania-Serbia Relations: from Enthusiasm to Status Quo, from Status Quo to the False Promise of a Strategic Agenda

Foreign Policy

Although Albania’s role has diminished, and with Kosovo independence technically Albania can not be the mother-country for Kosovo’s...

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Albania’s Delicate Balance in the Relations with North Macedonia

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In general, in the debates on foreign policy in Albania, the relations with North Macedonia are less mentioned and discussed compared with...

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