International Politics Journal Archive

International Politics Vol. 72 No. 1181/2021


Cooperation Between China and CEE Countries During Major Changes
Liu Zuokui
International Politics, 2021 72(1181):5-22
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Since the launch of the Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries eight years ago, both sides have made positive progress in cooperation in the fields of economics, trade and investment, cultural exchange, and construction. During the changes unseen in the last hundred years, the foundation of China-CEEC cooperation has been preserved. However, this cooperation is entering the “deep water” phase, facing increased EU interventions and games between China and the United States. In order to respond to internal and external challenges, China-CEEC cooperation should take full advantage of various opportunities, constantly improve, actively build public opinion, encourage companies to take the lead and solve problems around the trade deficit in the right way.
Countering Hybrid Threats in the European Union Security Policy
Slađana Ćurčić
International Politics, 2021 72(1181):23-50
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The aim of this paper is to present the thematisation of hybrid threats in the security policy of the European Union and the way in which the Union counters these threats on the practical-political level. Based on a qualitative analysis of the content of strategic documents, as a methodological approach and analysis of the political and institutional framework in this field, it is ascertained that the EU is significantly oriented to hybrid threats in its security policy. However, the legitimate conduct of such a policy requires more coherence and precision in the explanation and operationalisation of hybrid threats, given their vague and complex nature. In other words, it is concluded that the gradual transition to a multipolar world order, associated with the simultaneous strengthening of the technological dimension of modern conflicts and the Union\'s coping with a set of crises, new uncertainties and reconsideration of its own “identity” and role on the global geopolitical scene can be understood as a context that generated a “picture of complexity and hybridity” and a European perception of security threats as hybrid, as well.
Serbian-Macedonian Relation and the Minority Issue in the Process of European Integration
Nada M. Raduški
International Politics, 2021 72(1181):51-70
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The disintegration of the multinational SFR Yugoslavia and the constitution of new states also resulted in the creation of the so-called new minorities. New national minorities arose from members of ethnic communities who, after the secession, remained separated from their native peoples, and from the constituent people became a minority in the newly formed states. This paper analyses the status of the Macedonian minority in Serbia and the Serb minority in North Macedonia, exercising of their basic human and minority rights, as well as population development and socio-demographic structure based on official census data. Special attention is paid to bilateral cooperation between Serbia and North Macedonia and bilateral agreements in which an important place is occupied by minority rights, integration of national minorities into all segments of society, and the preservation of ethnic, religious, linguistic and cultural characteristics, which is also an important factor in European integration processes for both countries.
EU and China- Political and Economic Aspect of Cooperation
Zoran Dabetić, Mira Šorović
International Politics, 2021 72(1181):71-86
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This paper aims to analyse the political, economic and legal aspects of cooperation between the European Union and China through the prism of common economic interests and economic complementarity. In the introductory part, the authors talk about the historical development of China as a state and its transformation in both political and economic terms. Special attention is paid to the historical development of relations between China and the European Union, with an emphasis on the development of economic, political and trade cooperation. These relations, among others, stand out as key in China\'s foreign policy priorities. In addition, the Belt and Road Initiative will be briefly explained, but the COVID-19 pandemic will also be discussed, as well as China\'s crucial role in this pandemic that has struck and changed the world.
Hydro-Politics on the Nile: Between Conflict and "Renaissance"
Danilo Babić
International Politics, 2021 72(1181):87-105
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In this paper, we discuss the political tensions that arose in the Nile Basin due to the construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). We use the concept of hydro-hegemony, authored by Zeitoun and Werner as a theoretical framework. In this paper, we try to clarify the historical context and the quagmire of legal documents that regulate the flow of the Nile River. The aim of this paper is to present the positions of the three most important riparian countries (Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan). We analyse their motives, goals, arguments, and dangers that may arise for these countries in the event of an unfavourable solution for them. We then seek to identify possible compromises that could lead to a favourable solution for all three stakeholders.

Book review

Kosovski zapisi: kad nam je vreme stalo
David Đ. Dašić
International Politics, 2021 72(1181):107-111
The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities
Bogdan Stojanović
International Politics, 2021 72(1181):112-114