Kosovo: Better not to wait for Trump’s support


The UN Security Council is holding its planned summit on the situation in Kosovo on November 16th. Special Representative of the Secretary-General Zahir Tanin is planning to hold a briefing on recent developments in the region.

The demonstrative question

Depending on the kind of atmosphere in which the discussion will take place, it will be possible to judge whether UN agencies are able to readjust to the new political reality. The Kosovo question was used by previous US administrations as a means to pressure Serbia and Russia.

The Trump Factor

The position of the US president-elect is fundamentally different from his predecessors. Donald Trump is convinced that the destruction and division of Yugoslavia at the end of the 20th century was a real mistake and a tragedy. Therefore, the position of the Kosovo authorities might be changed under the new president’s influence.