Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Serbia’s Authoritarian Trajectory Under Russian Influence

Serbia’s Authoritarian Trajectory Under Russian Influence

March 31, 2022 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Eurasia Program

About the Event

In his recent FPRI report, Richard Kraemer argues that the Republic of Serbia has become a stalwart Russian and Chinese ally run by a semi-authoritarian government that proactively pursues ideologically irredentist territorial expansion in the Western Balkans. He believes that without a significant Westward shift in its orientation, Serbia will continue on an authoritarian trajectory aligned with U.S. adversaries. What are the conditions that have led to Serbia's lackluster democratic transformation? What are the West's policy options? How should we understand China's interests in Serbia? Join us for a discussion about Serbia's future under Russian influence in this event with Richard Kraemer, Reuf Bajrovic, and Tanya Domi. 


To read Richard Kraemer's report, Serbia on the Edge click here.


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Richard Kraemer

Richard Kraemer - Richard Kraemer is a Fellow of FPRI’s Eurasia Program and formerly senior program officer for Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey at the National Endowment for Democracy. Contact:

Reuf Bajrovic

Reuf Bajrovic - Reuf Bajrović (@ReufBajrovic) is a Fellow in the Eurasia Program. He is the Vice President at the US-Europe Alliance in Washington, DC. Previously, he served as president of the Emerging Democracies Institute in Washington, DC, and president of the Civic Alliance political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tanya Domi

Tanya Domi - Tanya L. Domi is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and is an affiliate faculty member of the Harriman Institute.

Maia Otarashvili

Maia Otarashvili - Maia Otarashvili is the Director of the Eurasia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.