Strategic Analysis: Russian Business Activity in Slovenia (Abstract)

As it emerged as an independent country from Yugoslavia, Slovenia experienced one of the smoother transitions in the region, remaining largely exempt from the chaos that engulfed the Western Balkans more broadly. In the period that followed, Slovenia maintained one of the largest economies among its former Yugoslav counterparts. In more recent years, however, as the global financial crisis interrupted a steady economic climb, Slovenia has ...

Strategic Analysis: Russian Business Activity in Croatia (Abstract)

For many years following Croatia’s independence and its involvement in the Balkan wars of the 1990s, its fight with the Serbs shaped the country’s views toward their erstwhile allies in Moscow. As a consequence, both dominant political parties in Croatia have taken a wary approach toward Russian activity in the country – including in the economic and financial domain. In recent years, Croatia has walked a fine line between welcoming ...

Strategic Analysis: Russian Business Activity in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Abstract)

Bosnia and Herzegovina is comprised of two so-called “entities,” the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Republika Srpska (which occupy 51% and 49% of the country’s territory, respectively). The country’s unique governance structure has resulted in a relatively weak (or, at best, “decentralized”) central government in charge of foreign, diplomatic and fiscal policy.