The ramifications of letting the Kremlin advance in the regions at the southeastern fringes of Europe may be subtle, but they are also wide-ranging and dangerous.
Balkan leaders have praised China and Russia for sending medical supplies to help the COVID-19 pandemic, but EU leaders are also providing funds and encouraging closer ties.
Shortly before his visit to the region, President Vladimir Putin accused the U.S. of destabilizing the Balkans.
The summit is an opportunity to present an updated strategy for the transatlantic alliance, but President Trump is unlikely to follow the script.
After being banned from Hungary, a far-right millionaire who has supported President Donald Trump has set his sights on the Balkans.
A judge determined that the far-right ideologue incited crimes against humanity with a speech.
New research details an extensive military buildup in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where Russian President Vladimir Putin is supporting a Serbian politician's separatist ambitions.
A Kremlin-linked biker gang sanctioned by the U.S. is starting a nine-day tour of the Balkans this month.
Russia's deputy foreign minister said Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine were among the global victims of U.S. foreign policy.
Active negotiation between Albania's governing Socialist Party and the opposition Democratic Party has not only ended the country's electoral crisis but may invigorate disillusioned young voters.
President Aleksandar Vucic has nominated Ana Brnabic to be the country's next PM.
The country is locked in a tense political crisis after an inconclusive election opened old ethnic strife.
Serbia's Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic said Russia would provide his country with free jets, tanks and armored vehicles as Moscow seeks to increase its Balkans influence.
The country's two main parties have been in a deadlock since December's elections.
Populism in the region echoes that in the U.S. but weaker institutional safeguards risk great autocracy and corruption.
Transparency International says perception of wrongdoing among politicians is fueling mistrust.
Balkan diplomacy falls prey to the peril of holiday gift giving.
Russian and Belarusian paratroopers are to take part in drills in the Balkans.
Around 3,000 migrants have been stranded in Serbia on the way to the EU since July.
The anti-corruption activists have protested every day since April.
The Caspian country ranked behind Russia and Turkey in the Rainbow Index.
The mayor says he is tired of people calling Pazardzhik "the city of burqas."
Every year on January 6, men from towns and villages across the country gather by the nearest lake, stream or sea and prepare to mark Bogojavlenie