Towards a Renewed Transatlantic Engagement with the Western Balkans

Towards a Renewed Transatlantic Engagement with the Western Balkans

András Braun | 2019 | 2019E07 | 2020-01-03

After the end of the Cold War, many scholars and politicians expected not only the reunification of Europe but also the supremacy of the liberal democracy as the basis of the new world order. However, the transition was not the same in every region that was previously under Soviet influence. Soon after regaining their independence and freedom, Central and Eastern European countries articulated their geopolitical will to join Euro-Atlantic structures.