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April 11, 2018
Aleksandra Pecinar: A Mini World War in the Balkans
Aleksandra Pecinar Abstract for her presentation in Lemnos International Conference entitled "A Mini World War in the Balkans"
The current geopolitical conditions, in which unquestionably we feel the effects of the First World War around us, necessarily focus on the unstable situation in the Middle East as well in the region of the Eastern Mediterranean, defined as potentially "inflammable" war zones. However, following the current trends of history, the observer can`t ignore the gradual shift of this situation to the Balkans, which, viewed through the scope of Geostrategy and Geography of natural resources, represents a minor but significant link to the European-Near East conflict. In conditions of increased tensions among the leading geopolitical actors, in the game of the growing conflict between East and West, the Balkans are gaining momentum again. The current situation in Europe and the World creates new preconditions for new manifestations in this area of confrontation among the world powers that create new spheres of interest on a new geopolitical map of the 21st century. The question is, what the real causes of such a development are?
In an attempt to emphasize the importance of the analysis of contemporary strategies in a historical perspective, we would try to correlate the strategic development of military operations and diplomatic developments in the Balkans at the end of the Great War. Here we should notice that the sizes and the multinational character of armies involved in this important "area of supply and transit" lead us to denominate this military conflict as "A Mini World War in the Balkans ".
Dr. Aleksandra Pecinar will present her paper on May the 26th, 2018