Dr. Adrian FILIP*
Abstract. The Balkan region at the forefront of geopolitical analysis of the late twentieth cent
ury has lost interest from analysts, who moved their attention to other crisis areas in close proximity to Europe, like Crimea, Ukraine, Turkey and Syria. Today, the whole area is in full process of geopolitical repositioning on Europe’s map. In this silent process of the last decade we have seen unprecedented pressure exerted by Russia and Turkey with overlapping pressure from the EU and the North Atlantic Alliance.
Key words: Western Balkans, Yugoslav wars, ne
w pressures in the Balkans
„Turcii au ruinat Balcanii în asemenea măsură încât nu şi-au revenit nici acum ….”
* Comandor (r), lector universitar dr. la Universitatea Andrei Şaguna din Constanţa
 Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon – a Journey Trough Yugoslavia, Penguin Books, 1941