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Pushing on an Open Door: Foreign Authoritarian Influence in the Western Balkans

3 May 2019 — Kurt Bassuener

DPC Senior Associate Kurt Bassuener looks at the influence of illiberal external powers – such as Russia, Turkey, China, and the Gulf states – in the Western Balkans, as well as the Western policies that enabled their gaining traction, in this National Endowment for Democracy-International Forum for Democratic Studies Working Paper, published on May 3, 2019.