A Hot and Cold Power Struggle for Influence: Russia-Montenegro Relations

A new title in the Future of Europe book series: "Russia and the Future of Europe - views from the capitals" was published on July 7, 2022.

This book sheds light on how Member States and EU neighbours relate to Russia. It includes their historical, financial and political ties, as well as the public perception of the national population vis-à-vis Russia. Each chapter builds on these factors to elucidate the country’s position towards Russia and provides a prediction on the future of these relations.


The book is edited by Michael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak and Paul Schmidt, and the Montenegrin chapter "A Hot and Cold Power Struggle for Influence: Russia-Montenegro Relations" was written by CEP project coordinator and team member, prof. Danijela Jacimovic and Filip Petrovic, respectively. In the abstract, authors stated: "The relationship between Montenegro and Russia represents an extremely complex challenge, that Montenegro, as a small country, has been faced with over a significant period of time. From 1997, after the ruling party split, the leadership of Montenegro decided to start orienting itself more towards the West, gradually moving in favour of national independence as opposed to any form of state union. Montenegro’s foreign policy priorities were defined in 2006: securing its position as a sovereign state, ensuring a European perspective, securing a reliable alliance within NATO and promoting stable cooperation with countries in the region and key world players."

You can read more about the chapter HERE.

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