Coming up: China-US Competition in the Balkans

Wednesday 29 November 2023 6.45 pm to 8.15 pm, GMT

LSE IDEAS China Foresight and the Ratiu Forum invite you to join our panel discussion on: ‘China-US Competition in the Balkans’ based on the latest Strategic Update from our LSE IDEAS Mladena and Dianko Sotirov Visiting Fellow, Ivan Lidarev.

Hosted by LSE IDEAS China Foresight and the Ratiu Forum at the Ratiu Foundation in London

Seminar: China in the Western Balkans

On Monday 20 November 2023, the Ratiu Forum ran a seminar discussion event in partnership with the LSE’s newly formed Balkan Society, titled ‘Euro-Atlantic Strategy & Security: China in the Western Balkans’.

The discussion was led by Peter Jones CMG (Global Strategies, LSE IDEAS), Dr Ivan Lidarev (Sotirov Fellow, LSE IDEAS), and Dr Spyros Economides (European Institute, LSE). The seminar provided the students an opportunity to discuss with seasoned policy practitioners and academic researchers, and grapple with the real-world and pragmatic nature of EU and NATO policy application on the Western Balkans, in the context of Chinese-US competition.


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