‘A Coming Storm? – Shaping a Balkan Future in an Era of Uncertainty’ – Atlantic Council Conference, Washington, DC

Kurt Bassuener, DPC Senior Associate, was a vocal participant in the day-long Atlantic Council conference titled “A Coming Storm? – Shaping a Balkan Future in an Era of Uncertainty,” held in Washington, DC on 29 November. The five panels included officials from the region among which were Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić, and Kosovo Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli. Among the other panelists were US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Yee, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Western Balkans Director Fiona McIlwham, and Canadian-Bosnian regional expert Jasmin Mujanović. A lively discussion and debate ensued at the conference, the best-attended on the region in the US capital for some time, and it received considerable media coverage. Kurt addressed questions to each of the panels. The full event can be viewed here.