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[29.9.2020] Vulnerability towards foreign authoritarian influence in the Western Balkans – Presentation of the report

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The presented report is part of the project titled Understanding and Responding to Foreign Malign Influence and was supported by the National Endowment for Democracy. The project sets out to create a tool for measuring hostile influence by authoritarian states. In particular, the project aims at understanding the nature and quantifying the degree of authoritarian influence in the Western Balkans region, specifically in North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The study gives an overview on the vulnerabilities of the three examined countries, including exposure, political attitudes and receptivity in terms of foreign authoritarian influence. It provides the audience with an overall picture on what the main socio-economic characteristics of the given countries are, and what characteristics make it vulnerable to authoritarian influence.


  • Barbora Chrzová, PSSI, Czech Republic
  • Ivana Stradner, American Enterprise Institute, USA
  • Marko Pankovski, IDSCS, North Macedonia
  • Peter Kreko, Political Capital Institute, Hungary


  • Richard Kraemer, European Values Center for Security Policy, Czech Republic


  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
  • 16:00 – 17:30 CET (Prague, Budapest, Sarajevo, Skopje)
  • 10:00 – 11:30 EDT (Washington, New York)


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