A police officer stands guard by a bus with migrants on board during the evacuation of a makeshift camp in a park across from the City Hall, in Sarajevo, Friday May 18, 2018. Hundreds migrants who have been camping in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo in a make- shift tent settlement in a city park is relocated this morning in southern Bosnia. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

The Balkans Today

RFE/RL invites you to a conversation with

Arbana Vidishiqi
RFE/RL Balkan Service Director

The Balkans Today: How Russia, Turkey, Extremism, And Social, Economic and Political Fragility
Continue To Shape The Western Balkans

In addition to the poisonous legacies of war and inter-ethnic bitterness, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Kosovo also share the burdens of social and economic dislocations, corruption, and fragile institutions of democracy. Russia, Turkey, and the European Union are all competing for influence in the western Balkans, where Islamist extremism also seeks to build its presence.

RFE/RL Balkan Service Director Arbana Vidishiqi will share her insights into these issues and their impact on the countries of the Western Balkan region.