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October/November 2017

Will the Russians make order in the Balkans as well?
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Editorial
Will the Russians make order in the Balkans as well?
Everything points to the fact that in the next two years, during which we will commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, the establishment of the Czechoslovakia, the Kingdom of the Serbs, the Croats and the Slovenes, respectively the revival of Poland and the breakup of Austria-Hungarian Monarchy, European politics and US-Russian relations once again moves to the Balkans. More specifically, in Serbia, Li Manchang, the Chinese Ambassador in Belgrade, said it is the backbone of the entire Balkans. It is necessary to settle peace in this sensitive European region, long-term peace, balance of power and mutual cooperation. In other words, after the return of peace and the multipolar world to Syria, which are being promoted by Russia and China, the Balkans and its "wounded wounds" - the Republic of Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina - are taking part in the program. Similarly to Syria or North Africa, the Balkans also need to tidy up "the mess", which had left behind the bloody breakdown of Yugoslavia and the aggressive global US policy in the first decade of the 1990s. Contemporary Serbia and its foreign policy are therefore not only a challenge for a global international policy but also a source for the necessary self-defense of Western European members of the European Union. They should finally admit their mistakes and faults. They should fix them. They tolerated and supported the hegemonic unipolar policy of their US ally, the political and military invasion of the US and NATO in the Balkans. And they also supported it at the UN level. It is being talked mainly about Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK. And also including Turkey, Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates. They also supported the United States because they are behind the radical Islam and mujahedin, "Allah's troops," in Bosnia, which are the source of international terrorism, Al-Qaeda, Islamic state and the migratory crisis, which were consolidated after the organization of the "Arab Spring" and the wars in Syria. These states therefore have the same responsibility for war crimes, ethnic cleansing, illegal trafficking in human organs, exodus of people and violations of international law, and human rights. In simple words, only the Serbs, Croats, Bosnians (Muslims), Montenegrins or Albanians who have failed to agree to the transformation of  Yugoslavia into a Confederation, or the peaceful sharing of the Commonwealth, are not without fault. It was not just their "civil, patriotic or religious war". With time, confirm the era of a multipolar world is coming, in which the Americans will no longer dominate.  At the Second International Conference of the Belgrade Strategic Dialogue held on 10-11 November at the Metropol Palace Hotel, this new course was clearly confirmed by Chinese Ambassador Li Manchang. In this context, he emphasized: "Building a new model involves respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states, regardless of whether they are rich or poor, more or less developed. We are all equal, we all have to protect and secure peace. There cannot be just winners and losers. We all have to be the winners, we all have to make a difference."
This new model has also become the basis for Serbian foreign policy. Serbia has already taken some strategic decisions. It wants to become an economic regional power in the Balkans. It is and remains a militarily neutral state. This decision was confirmed by the Serbian Parliament with its declaration in 2007. In the spirit of Tito's Yugoslavian foreign policy, it wants to build and develop traditional partnerships with the world, with the Arab countries, with Russia and with China, already promoted to a strategic partnership. "Serbia is the first country in the region with which China has concluded a comprehensive strategic partnership. The Chinese government provides the Serbian people and its government with great support and confidence, "Ambassador Li Manchang said.Serbia also wants to be a full member of the European Union, with which accession negotiations are already under way. However, it does not want to see its province of Kosovo and Metohija auspices of the United Nations (UNMIK)" unilaterally declared the Kosovar Republic in February 2008. This "State", which is still divided into four the KFOR (UN Military Units) command zone, which continues to be operated by the UN and the EU, is the product of the illegal bombing of the former Yugoslavia (Union of Serbia and Montenegro) in NATO in spring 1999 and the subsequent military occupation of the Sovereign a state that has lasted for 18 years! Although in July 2010, the International Court of Justice in Hague announced its non-binding legal opinion that "the Declaration on the Independence of the Republic of Kosovo did not violate international law, because international law does not recognize the prohibition of such declarations." The fact remains that only six judges from ten when that court did not have a full number of 15 judges. This controversial legal position is thus contrary to UNSC Resolution No. 1244, which explicitly states that Kosovo and Metohija are a territorial component of the Republic of Serbia. "The question of Kosovo must and will be dealt with in accordance with the Serbian Constitution and UNSCR Resolution no. 1244," said Nikita Bondarev, a Russian historian and professor at the Faculty of International Relations at the Russian State University of Humanities at the Belgrade Strategic Dialogue Conference, when he quoted the conference as saying in a comprehensive analysis of Kosovo by President Putin.

It is from this statement that Serbia's struggle for Kosovo and Metohija is still not definitively closed. Although the Republic of Kosovo has already recognized more than 100 UN member states, another fact is that it is still not a member of the UN. Serbian allies on this issue are both Russia and China, members of the UNSC that have not recognized the Republic of Kosovo. From this perspective, it will be very interesting to see how the pressure of the European Commission will come to Serbia to recognize the Republic of Kosovo, thus fulfilling the prerequisite for full membership, both medically and diplomatically camouflaged by the conclusion of a "binding agreement on normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina". Serbia already knows the deadline to do so - by the end of 2019, when we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the bombing of Yugoslavia. Will Russia-China or "Brussels-American" diplomacy win? Will Brussels hold further accession talks with Serbia? And what will be the European Union at the end of 2019 at all, and in 2023, when the accession negotiations with Serbia and probably Montenegro are also supposed to end?

Let's try to think a little bit differently. At the airport in Nis in the south of Serbia, near Pristina and the US military base Bondsteel near Urosevac, the Serbian-Russian humanitarian center has been operating for five years to resolve emergency and crisis situations. Both Americans and Brussels are "frightened" because they see it as "a Russian spy center". It hinders them that the Russians have been asking Serbia for three years to give diplomatic status to the center. It is speculated whether this center, which employs (up to) 5 Russian rescuers (20 people in total), cannot grow and be rebuilt after a time of "Russian military base" that will keep peace in Serbia and the Balkans. At the moment, it has special software to help find solutions for any emergency situation. However, these rescuers can, for example, monitor the Republic of Kosovo or the Serb-Macedonian border where the Albanians live and which was the epicenter of illegal migration to the so- called Balkan Way to the EU? This is the area of ​​Bujanovac, Preševo ​​and Medvedja, which is also politically governed by Pristina in terms of possible Albanian autonomy as a counterbalance to the Kosovar Serb localities in the north of Kosovo.
Anyway, lately, US diplomacy and Brussels have increased pressure on Serbia not to sit on two chairs. "If Serbia wants to be a member of the EU, it must close this center, join the states that have imposed sanctions on Russia, a common foreign policy of the EU", the so-called references from Brussels and Washington. Is it a dictate, or an effort to dialogue with a sovereign state that does not want to live and develop in the unipolar world? It's not just in nature because it sees all the world's faces. In addition, Belgrade wants to be a place of constructive and open dialogue between the superpowers, not a crossroads where the geopolitical and geostrategic interests of the superpowers are in conflict. What would happen if the EU and its so-called leaders began to respect Serbia's foreign policy and, in particular, UNSCR 1244? In any case, we will be waiting for Russian or Chinese proposals to resolve the "Kosovo crisis", end the military occupation of the derelict territory of the Republic of Serbia, and jointly build a common future for Serbs and Albanians.
Robert Matejovič, editor-in-chief
 

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