The strategic case for the Western Balkans

The fourth installment of CEPA’s Transition Briefs highlights one of the emerging security challenges likely to face the incoming U.S. Administration: probing of the transatlantic frontier.

If the United States is going to face a geopolitical test on its strategic periphery, it is most likely to come where American power is weak, not strong. In Transition Brief No. 4 Frontline Vulnerability: The Strategic Case for the Western Balkans CEPA’s Janusz Bugajski finds that one area for such a challenge is the Western Balkans. Here, a combination of historical legacies, post-conflict jostling and Russian interference should focus the attention of the new U.S. administration on this area of heightened strategic importance.