Russian influence in the Balkans: a raising concern for Kosovo

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This policy brief aims to contribute to raising institutional and social awareness of the necessity for better understanding, identification, analysis of tools, methods, mechanisms and level of influence of the Russian Federation in Kosovo.
Despite the fact that most of Kosovo’s population, as well as Kosovo’s institutions are clearly pro-West oriented, Kosovo’s institutions and activists in Kosovo must measure and determine the influence of the Russian Federation in general in Kosovo, but also focused especially in communities, civil society, media and economy / business.  Such an approach is indispensable to assist Kosovo’s institutions in the decision-making process and in its efforts to remain steadfast and secure on its path to Euro-Atlantic integrations.

The analysis is based on research on Russia’s objectives in Kosovo and the Western Balkans. Also in analysis related to Russia’s level of Information War and propaganda in relation to Kosovo, including the official response of the Moscow authorities in relation to developments in Kosovo, and which could have an impact on the economy/business, civil society, Media and non-state actors in Kosovo.

Russian influence in the Balkans: a raising concern for Kosovo

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Published by: Security Policy Research Center – SPRC
(Qendra Kërkimore për Politika të Sigurisë)
Author: Burim Ramadani
Contributer: Eris Hana
Prishtina, July 2017

 

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