Valbona Zeneli

Valbona Zeneli is a professor of national security studies, and director of the Black Sea-Eurasia Program at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

Western Balkans: The Young and Talented Leave

Western Balkans policymakers often complain that their best minds are leaving. But they do so without offering any solution how to fix this issue.

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Migration, Brain Drain and the Western Balkans

What must be done to make life attractive enough at home to not see everyone go abroad?

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The EU and the Balkans: Parallel Lives Forever?

Pessimism is real, but scapegoating the EU for the slow transformation of the Western Balkans is unfair.

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Western Balkans: Looking From the Outside In

What does the EU mean to people in the Western Balkans?

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As Romania Battles Corruption

Corruption is the most underrated international security threat of our time.

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Refugees: EU Victimizing Balkans?

Can the EU seriously drop the migration problem in the lap of the countries in the Western Balkans?

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Western Balkans: Stalled on Europe’s Edge

Poverty is the main security threat in the Western Balkans.

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The Greek Dilemma

The “Big Fix” for Greece and how not to waste a good crisis.

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Why is China So Interested in Central and Eastern Europe?

The Middle Kingdom sets its eyes on Europe’s eastern half, to get a beachhead into Western Europe.

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Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

Why is it right and smart to empower women?

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