13
May 2024
Past Event
Foreshocks in the Black Sea and Western Balkans: Repercussions of the Russia-Ukraine War

Foreshocks in the Black Sea and Western Balkans: Repercussions of the Russia-Ukraine War

Past Event
Hudson Institute
May 13, 2024
Serbian Army soldiers stand guard in Belgrade on September 25, 2023. (Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP via Getty Images)
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Serbian Army soldiers stand guard in Belgrade on September 25, 2023. (Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP via Getty Images)
13
May 2024
Past Event
Speakers:
luke_coffey
Luke Coffey

Senior Fellow, Center on Europe and Eurasia

Richard Kraemer, President, US-Europe Alliance
Richard Kraemer

President, US-Europe Alliance

Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Dalibor Rohac

Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

joja
Dr. Iulia Joja

Director, Black Sea Program, Middle East Institute

Alina Nychyk
Dr. Alina Nychyk

Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich

Giorgi Khvedeliani -
Giorgi Khvedeliani

Founder and Director General, Gamziri

Daniel Serwer
Daniel Serwer

Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

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Ivana Stradner

Research Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

Moderator:
Daniel Kochis
Daniel Kochis

Senior Fellow, Center on Europe and Eurasia

Daniel Serwer
Reuf Bajrovic

Vice President, US-Europe Alliance

Listen to Event Audio

Over two years on, the consequences of the Russia-Ukraine War continue to reverberate throughout the Black Sea and Western Balkan regions. 

Russia’s latest push threatens to break Ukraine’s front lines. Georgia’s free and open society hangs in the balance as a pro-Moscow government debates a restrictive new “Russian law.” North Atlantic Treaty Organization member Montenegro’s leadership is falling under the Kremlin’s influence. Under Milorad Dodik, Republika Srpska relentlessly seeks to secede from Bosnia and Herzegovina. And the European Union is losing its allure in Belgrade and Tbilisi as Serbian and Georgian elites kowtow to Vladimir Putin.

Hudson, in partnership with the US-Europe Alliance, will host two panel discussions to examine the futures of these critical regions.

Agenda

Welcome Remarks

  • Luke Coffey, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Richard Kraemer, President, US-Europe Alliance

Keynote Remarks

  • Dalibor Rohac, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Panel I: Black Sea Region

  • Dr. Iulia Joja, Director, Black Sea Program, Middle East Institute
  • Dr. Alina Nychyk, Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich
  • Giorgi Khvedeliani, Founder and Director General, Gamziri

Moderator

  • Daniel Kochis, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Panel II: Western Balkans

  • Daniel Serwer, Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • Ivana Stradner, Research Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
  • Luke Coffey, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Moderator

  • Reuf Bajrovic, Vice President, US-Europe Alliance
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