The Slavic Connexion

Russia's Mercurial Role in Southeast Europe (with Dimitar Bechev)

January 11th, 2021  •  28 mins 4 secs  •  Download (32.2 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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On this episode, Samantha chats with Dr. Dimitar Bechev on the geopolitics of the Balkans and the stratagems of Russia in the region. Dr. Bechev also discusses Russia's relationship with Turkey and Turkey's ties with the US and how these affect the countries nested in the Balkans which have fallen out of US foreign policy priority since the George W. Bush administration.