UDC 327(282.243.7); 327::911.3(497.11)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 65 (2014)
Vol. 65, No 1153-1154, pp. 113-127
DOI:

Original scientific paper
Received: 31 Mar 2014
Accepted: 01 May 2014

STRUGGLE FOR CONTROL OF THE DANUBE AND ITS IMPACT ON SERBIA’S GEOPOLITICAL POSITION

Proroković Dr Dušan (Autor je doktor političkih nauka, doktorant na Fakultetu bezbednosti i izvršni direktor Centra za strateške alternative iz Beograda), prorokovic@yahoo.co.uk

The Danube is one of the most important traffic corridors within Europe. That is the reason why the struggle between the great powers-geopolitical players for the control of the Danube is permanent in last two centuries. With the Rhine – Danube canal the European geopolitical horizontal has been made. This has provided Germany, which is the leading central European country, more independent role. German position towards atlantism on one hand and eurasianism on the other has an important influence on the geopolitical position of Serbia.

Keywords: Danube, Rhine, geopolitics, international commissions for Danube, Central European continentalism, atlantism, eurasianism, Danube strategy