The Case for US Engagement in the Western Balkans

By David L. Phillips
Monday, June 5, 2017

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, writes in the Huffington Post that the United States needs to increase its engagement with the Western Balkans and should pursue a strategy aimed at promoting moderation and undermining the appeal of extremism. 

"Washington must confront adversaries, develop an alternative narrative nullifying the appeal of ISIS, and support pro-Western governments in Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo...Countries in the Western Balkans want US engagement. If Washington neglects them, radicalization will result. Violence and fragmentation may occur. "

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