Video On Demand

Red Flags Report Launch

March 2, 2021 • 1:00 – 1:45 pm EST

Triaging China's Projects in the Western Balkans

China's political and economic influence in the Western Balkans is on the rise, fueled in part by a regional demand for infrastructure, which is satisfied by opaque deals in the ICT, energy, and transportation sectors. These projects present risks to good governance, economic growth, environmental sustainability, and digital security. Join CSIS for a virtual discussion of a new CSIS report which describes tools and actions critical for stakeholders to objectively evaluate and respond to these risks. The report concludes a three-part series which examined the nature and impact of Chinese economic influence in the Western Balkans and its implications for the region’s stability and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

Opening remarks
Matthew D. Steinhelfer, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State

Discussion featuring
Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic, CSIS
Jonathan E. Hillman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Reconnecting Asia Project, CSIS
Tena Prelec, Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Oxford; Research Associate, LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe, London School of Economics

Moderated by
Valerie Hopkins, South-East Europe Correspondent, The Financial Times

This event was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations.

Heather A. Conley

Jonathan E. Hillman