In this book, a group of Bulgarian scholars coordinated by Prof. Alexandre Kostov offers an approach to understanding some problems, mainly political, throughout the Balkan countries. After Kostov’s introduction, there are two parts to the volume: the first is dedicated to each of the countries in view, in alphabetical order: Bosnia and Herzegovina (written by Kostov himself), Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey. The second part is represented by three studies aiming at a global analysis of the area from the perspective of EU enlargement, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and relations with Russia. Two authors are responsible for two chapters each: Bisser Banchev (Montenegro and Serbia) and Bobby Bobev (Albania and Kosovo). The period in view is represented by the two decades of the twenty-first century, including the recent crisis provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic, with references to previous events when needed to better...

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