What's Next for the Western Balkans?
A High-Level Panel Discussion
November 8 - 6:00pm
The Cosmopolitan Club
122 East 66th Street
Ambassador Jan Kickert
Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations*
Ambassador Kai Sauer
Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations
Ambassador Cameron Munter
President and CEO, EastWest Institute
Ambassador Susan M. Elliott
President and CEO, NCAFP
The last several years have been quite active for the Western Balkans. Montenegro acceded to NATO and weathered a major external attempt to influence its political processes; Macedonia has made headway in resolving its long-standing name dispute with Greece; speculation abounds that Serbia and Kosovo are working towards a controversial deal to advance the normalization of their relations; and Croatia acceded to the EU. In spite of progress made, these issues, among others, raise more questions than answers about the future prospects for the region vis-a-vis the EU, NATO and their own bilateral relations. Join the NCAFP and our distinguished guests from the diplomatic corps in New York for a discussion of the future prospects for the Western Balkan region and an explanation of the role various actors can play in the region.
*Austria holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union through December 2018
Edited Volume - U.S.-China Relations:
Manageable Differences or Major Crisis?
The NCAFP has assembled Chinese and American analysts to examine the current tensions in U.S.-China relations and to offer suggestions for how to mange those tensions.
This volume features essays from: David Brown, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at John Hopkins University; Victor Cha, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Chu Shulong and Zhou Lanjun, Tsinghua University; John Holden, The US-China Strong Foundation; Jia Qingguo, Peking University; Li Peng, Xiamen University; Michael McDevitt, CNA Strategic Studies; William Overholt, Harvard University; Shao Yuqun, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS); and Yang Xiyu, China Institute of International Studies (CIIS).