The West is Dear, but the East is Dearer: Policy Pressures and Actors’ Preferences in Serbia


30 May 2023/PSSI

This policy paper investigates the influence of Russia, China, Turkey, and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf on the process of (in)stability, including democratization, in Serbia from 2008 to 2022. 


By using various soft power means, these external actors have underpinned its foreign policy actions and strategies to strengthen the politics of the alternative, consequently giving legitimacy to democratic backsliding trends and consolidation of a semi-authoritarian regime under Aleksandar Vučić.
The analytical study was written as a part of PSSI's Western Balkans Project.

You can find the report here.