PSSI Perspectives #1 - China in the Western Balkans

Barbora Chrzová, Petr Čermák, Prague Security Studies Institute / 31 Aug 2020

The Prague Security Studies Institute introduces PSSI Perspectives. These will be regular short memos on select security-related topics, including breaking developments affecting Czech and regional security, Chinese and Russian business transactions or projects of strategic and/or security concern, and the attraction of U.S. and European capital and investments by corporate “bad actors” of adversary states.

The inaugural PSSI Perspective, entitled “China, Pandemic and the Western Balkans – Lessons for the EU?” discusses Chinese efforts to expand its influence and footprint in the Western Balkans, including via COVID-19-related assistance.