Rising tensions in Kosovo. Separatism in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Resurgent nationalism in Serbia. And an attempted coup in Montenegro.
No, the 1990s aren't calling and asking for their headlines back. And no, this isn't a flashback.
The volatile Balkans are again turning into a trouble spot. And this time around, the hand of Moscow is busy stirring the pot.
On this week's Power Vertical Podcast, we take a look at escalating unrest in the Balkans and Russia's role in it.
Joining me are co-host Mark Galeotti, a senior research fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, and author of the blog In Moscow's Shadows; and Arbana Vidishiqi, director of RFE/RL's Balkan Service.
Also on the podcast, we discuss rising tensions in Russia's criminal underworld and this week's reports of espionage cases against FSB officials.
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