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At the session of the Assembly of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, changes in the governing structure of the organization were noted. The mandate of the long-serving President of the Atlantic Council, Savo Kentera, has terminated due to his election to the position of Director of the National Security Agency. The Assembly also notes the […]

For the sixth issue of our ACM Briefs, published in May 2022, we would like to introduce a study on War in Ukraine and Russian action towards Western Balkan. These policy briefs are a part of the bigger project funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy (GMF) and USAID, aimed at providing laser-sharp insights into […]

The events in 2022 showed a greater degree of readiness of the West to oppose Russian hybrid action, is the conclusion from the Online discussion organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro. Ivana Stradner, Advisor to the foundation for the Defense of Democracies and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and journalist Biljana Jovicević […]

“Masks have fallen and everyone has shown their faces in Montenegro, but we have also seen the faces of other countries. We have seen who the real allies of Montenegro are, and now we know very well what we can count on in the period ahead. ” said the President of the Atlantic Council of […]

For the fifth issue of our ACM Briefs, published in March 2022, we would like to introduce a study on War in Ukraine and implications for Montenegro’s EU membership. These policy briefs are a part of the bigger project funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy (GMF) and USAID, aimed at providing laser-sharp insights into […]

“I think we always have, in Montenegro, some difficult times when we are about to create some governance. Not because of the local elections, not because of some internal issues, but because this country needs a government as soon as possible.” Said Savo Kentera for Albanian Radio and Television, when asked about the negations for […]

The Atlantic Council of Montenegro strongly condemns the unjustified and unprovoked Russian attack on Ukraine. Vladimir Putin once again showed his imperialist tendencies and chose the path of aggression against a sovereign and independent state. This is a severe violation of the principles of international law and a serious threat to Euro-Atlantic security. The sole […]

The 12th 2BS FORUM, one of the leading politico-security conferences in Southeast Europe, organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, will take place on October 6-8, 2022.The forum will mark twelve years of its efforts to influence, change and shape new and tactical thinking and provide answers for regional and global burning challenges. The 2BS […]

We are delighted to introduce the fourth issue of our ACM Briefs, The Russo-Ukraine crisis, and the Western Balkans: Associations and knock-on effects, published in January 2022. These Policy Briefs are a part of the bigger project funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy (GMF) and USAID aimed at providing laser-sharp insights into the political […]

In order to face the challenges brought by digitalization and technology development, cooperation through all levels of society is necessary, was concluded by participants of the third Online Talk session organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro. The participants of the online session titled Western Balkans Security Challenges in a Digital World were Damir Marusic […]

The Atlantic Council of Montenegro continues its engagement and commitment to the democratization and security of the Western Balkans region.The Young Leaders School was held in Budva from November 25 to 28, under the auspices of CFLI Canada and the Office of the Belgian Defense Attaché. It brought together 32 students and young people from […]

The Atlantic Council of Montenegro continues its devotion towards the democratization and security of the Western Balkan region. Our new project, the Young Leaders School, will gather students and young people from Montenegro and the region, as well as experts in the fields of politics, international relations, and security. YLS will provide in-demand leadership skills, […]

Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro and coordinator of security services, Dritan Abazovic, said that the attempt to bring down the whole security system after the event in Cetinje on September 5 was, for him, the red line that cannot be crossed. The red line occurred after the events in Cetinje, there were no casualties there, […]

Disinformation is a part of a much larger ecosystem of the negative Russian influence and active measures that encompass a lot of different tools, including strategic corruption, that create a network of influences, organized crime that is an instrument of state administration for Russia, use of proxies and Trojan horses as well as the cyber-attacks, […]

Russia is a global power and represents a huge threat for the West. It also seems that the West is not ready to confront this threat, said Ivana Stradner from the American Enterprise Institute while taking part in the 2BS Forum panel dedicated to the new international order and Russia’s role in it. Russia’s strategic […]

The biggest security challenge for the countries relating to China is the Chinese coupling of economic and security issues, said Ian Johnson, Senior Fellow from the Council on Foreign Relations.On the panel about China and Chinese influence, he emphasized that China became the second most important economy in the world and is successfully developing its […]

If you want to be a superpower, you need at least three things, a strong economy, a strong army, and strong diplomacy, said the Minister of Defense of Slovenia Matej Tonin at the 2BS Forum. The topic of the panel was NATO and the new security agenda. Tonin emphasized that the EU wants to be […]

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Gabriel Escobar said today that the current Montenegrin Government would have the U.S. support as long as it remained democratic and focused on its European future. Participating at the 11th 2BS Forum, Escobar said that the only solution to the tensions in the Balkans is a European membership […]

Montenegro is not far from the date of accession to the European Union (EU), said the rapporteur of the European Parliament for Montenegro, Vladimir Bilcik, adding that Montenegrin politicians should show that they are ready to endure reforms.It will not be a problem for Montenegro to enter the Union if it does everything it needs […]

The Government will work on everything that was assessed as negative in the report and will try to eliminate the shortcomings to the satisfaction of all citizens, said the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Zdravko Krivokapic. The most important elements are in Chapters 23 and 24, and you state that the best results were recorded in […]

When it comes to the Western Balkan region, NATO policy, including the open-door policy, helps strengthen the stability and cooperation in the Western Balkans, said NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană at the 11th 2BS Forum. In the introduction, he thanked the Atlantic Council of Montenegro and congratulated for 15 years of committed work on […]

President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic assessed that Russia’s goal was not to jeopardize primarily Montenegro, but the Western values and to undermine the West itself, while Montenegro was just a fertile ground for that. While participating at the 11th 2BS Forum, he said that the comments about Montenegrin politics having gotten Russia through the front […]

Montenegro cannot and must not allow Serbia, Russia, China one day, or any other country to govern our country, a NATO member state, said the President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro Savo Kentera while opening the 11th 2BS Forum.Kentera said that this is not only about us anymore, but the whole Alliance and protection […]

The eleventh 2BS FORUM, one of the leading politico-security conferences in Southeast Europe, organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, will take place on October 15, 2021.This year, the Atlantic Council of Montenegro celebrates 15 years of dedicated work on strengthening democracy, security, and stability in Montenegro and the region. In order to support and […]

We are delighted to introduce the second issue of our ACM Briefs, published in August 2021. These Policy Briefs are a part of the bigger project funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy (GMF) and USAID aimed at providing laser-sharp insights into the political and social trends in the region, strengthening dialogue and presenting concrete […]

We are delighted to introduce the first issue of our ACM Briefs, published in July 2021. These Policy Briefs are a part of the bigger project funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy (GMF) and USAID aimed at providing laser-sharp insights into the political and social trends in the region, strengthen dialogue, present concrete policy […]

The Atlantic Council of Montenegro has prepared the Western Balkans Security Report, a comprehensive overview of major security policy challenges and analyses across carefully selected themes that concern national and security in the Western Balkan region. The project is supported by the NATO PDD. The Atlantic Council of Montenegro will organize the Round table discussion […]

The Western Balkan should commit itself to the West and democracy, the participants concluded in the Online Discussion which was organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro. The participants in the panel discussion on the topic 2021 NATO Summit- Outcomes and implications for the Western Balkans were Vice President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro […]

Azra Karastanović, Program Manager at the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, contributed to a broad study China’s Engagement in Central and Eastern European Countries with an article entitled China Paves the Road for the Post-COVID-19 Era. This is a publication of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy. We are conveying the article integrally. The whole study […]

Montenegro should turn towards West and the Western values, said President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro Savo Kentera at the seminar entitled „The EU, China and the Western Balkans: Challenges and perspectives for the future integration“, which has been organized at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Montenegro.Kentera emphasized that China benefited […]

The Western Balkans countries are striving to become a part of the West, to become a part of the Western civilization, and to become a part of Europe, said the President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro Savo Kentera. On the other hand, Europe’s reaction is not adequate and as if the European Union felt […]

After August 30 the foreign policy of Montenegro truly comes into question, said the President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro Savo Kentera at the international conference organized by the Foreign Policy Center with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Serbia. Even though it seems that all the efforts have been taken so that […]

The Assembly of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro held on February 25, 2021, in Podgorica elected the new Governance Board composed of Milica Pejanović-Đurišić, John Allen and Sharyl Cross. The Board members are prominent figures with many years of political and expert experience both at home and in the international scene. The former President of the […]

Whoever thinks that Russian influence has weakened when Montenegro or Northern Macedonia accessed NATO, definitely does not know much about Russia or its functioning. Russian influence has just strengthened here during the last two years, assessed Savo Kenetera, the President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro. In an interview for Oslobođenje, Kentera stated that Russia […]

Azra Karastanović, Program Manager at the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, contributed to a broad study on the strategic role of the external actors in the Western Balkans. This is a joint publication of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, the Political Academy of the Austrian People ́s Party and the Austrian Institute for European […]

At the session of the Assembly of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, changes in the governing structure of the organization were noted. The mandate of the long-serving President of the Atlantic Council, Savo Kentera, has terminated due to his election to the position of Director of the National Security Agency. The Assembly also notes the […]

For the sixth issue of our ACM Briefs, published in May 2022, we would like to introduce a study on War in Ukraine and Russian action towards Western Balkan. These policy briefs are a part of the bigger project funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy (GMF) and USAID, aimed at providing laser-sharp insights into […]

The events in 2022 showed a greater degree of readiness of the West to oppose Russian hybrid action, is the conclusion from the Online discussion organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro. Ivana Stradner, Advisor to the foundation for the Defense of Democracies and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and journalist Biljana Jovicević […]

“Masks have fallen and everyone has shown their faces in Montenegro, but we have also seen the faces of other countries. We have seen who the real allies of Montenegro are, and now we know very well what we can count on in the period ahead. ” said the President of the Atlantic Council of […]

For the fifth issue of our ACM Briefs, published in March 2022, we would like to introduce a study on War in Ukraine and implications for Montenegro’s EU membership. These policy briefs are a part of the bigger project funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy (GMF) and USAID, aimed at providing laser-sharp insights into […]

“I think we always have, in Montenegro, some difficult times when we are about to create some governance. Not because of the local elections, not because of some internal issues, but because this country needs a government as soon as possible.” Said Savo Kentera for Albanian Radio and Television, when asked about the negations for […]

The Atlantic Council of Montenegro strongly condemns the unjustified and unprovoked Russian attack on Ukraine. Vladimir Putin once again showed his imperialist tendencies and chose the path of aggression against a sovereign and independent state. This is a severe violation of the principles of international law and a serious threat to Euro-Atlantic security. The sole […]

The 12th 2BS FORUM, one of the leading politico-security conferences in Southeast Europe, organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, will take place on October 6-8, 2022.The forum will mark twelve years of its efforts to influence, change and shape new and tactical thinking and provide answers for regional and global burning challenges. The 2BS […]

We are delighted to introduce the fourth issue of our ACM Briefs, The Russo-Ukraine crisis, and the Western Balkans: Associations and knock-on effects, published in January 2022. These Policy Briefs are a part of the bigger project funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy (GMF) and USAID aimed at providing laser-sharp insights into the political […]

In order to face the challenges brought by digitalization and technology development, cooperation through all levels of society is necessary, was concluded by participants of the third Online Talk session organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro. The participants of the online session titled Western Balkans Security Challenges in a Digital World were Damir Marusic […]

The Atlantic Council of Montenegro continues its engagement and commitment to the democratization and security of the Western Balkans region.The Young Leaders School was held in Budva from November 25 to 28, under the auspices of CFLI Canada and the Office of the Belgian Defense Attaché. It brought together 32 students and young people from […]

The Atlantic Council of Montenegro continues its devotion towards the democratization and security of the Western Balkan region. Our new project, the Young Leaders School, will gather students and young people from Montenegro and the region, as well as experts in the fields of politics, international relations, and security. YLS will provide in-demand leadership skills, […]

Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro and coordinator of security services, Dritan Abazovic, said that the attempt to bring down the whole security system after the event in Cetinje on September 5 was, for him, the red line that cannot be crossed. The red line occurred after the events in Cetinje, there were no casualties there, […]

Disinformation is a part of a much larger ecosystem of the negative Russian influence and active measures that encompass a lot of different tools, including strategic corruption, that create a network of influences, organized crime that is an instrument of state administration for Russia, use of proxies and Trojan horses as well as the cyber-attacks, […]

Russia is a global power and represents a huge threat for the West. It also seems that the West is not ready to confront this threat, said Ivana Stradner from the American Enterprise Institute while taking part in the 2BS Forum panel dedicated to the new international order and Russia’s role in it. Russia’s strategic […]

The biggest security challenge for the countries relating to China is the Chinese coupling of economic and security issues, said Ian Johnson, Senior Fellow from the Council on Foreign Relations.On the panel about China and Chinese influence, he emphasized that China became the second most important economy in the world and is successfully developing its […]

If you want to be a superpower, you need at least three things, a strong economy, a strong army, and strong diplomacy, said the Minister of Defense of Slovenia Matej Tonin at the 2BS Forum. The topic of the panel was NATO and the new security agenda. Tonin emphasized that the EU wants to be […]

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Gabriel Escobar said today that the current Montenegrin Government would have the U.S. support as long as it remained democratic and focused on its European future. Participating at the 11th 2BS Forum, Escobar said that the only solution to the tensions in the Balkans is a European membership […]

Montenegro is not far from the date of accession to the European Union (EU), said the rapporteur of the European Parliament for Montenegro, Vladimir Bilcik, adding that Montenegrin politicians should show that they are ready to endure reforms.It will not be a problem for Montenegro to enter the Union if it does everything it needs […]

The Government will work on everything that was assessed as negative in the report and will try to eliminate the shortcomings to the satisfaction of all citizens, said the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Zdravko Krivokapic. The most important elements are in Chapters 23 and 24, and you state that the best results were recorded in […]

When it comes to the Western Balkan region, NATO policy, including the open-door policy, helps strengthen the stability and cooperation in the Western Balkans, said NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană at the 11th 2BS Forum. In the introduction, he thanked the Atlantic Council of Montenegro and congratulated for 15 years of committed work on […]

President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic assessed that Russia’s goal was not to jeopardize primarily Montenegro, but the Western values and to undermine the West itself, while Montenegro was just a fertile ground for that. While participating at the 11th 2BS Forum, he said that the comments about Montenegrin politics having gotten Russia through the front […]

Montenegro cannot and must not allow Serbia, Russia, China one day, or any other country to govern our country, a NATO member state, said the President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro Savo Kentera while opening the 11th 2BS Forum.Kentera said that this is not only about us anymore, but the whole Alliance and protection […]

The eleventh 2BS FORUM, one of the leading politico-security conferences in Southeast Europe, organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, will take place on October 15, 2021.This year, the Atlantic Council of Montenegro celebrates 15 years of dedicated work on strengthening democracy, security, and stability in Montenegro and the region. In order to support and […]

We are delighted to introduce the second issue of our ACM Briefs, published in August 2021. These Policy Briefs are a part of the bigger project funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy (GMF) and USAID aimed at providing laser-sharp insights into the political and social trends in the region, strengthening dialogue and presenting concrete […]

We are delighted to introduce the first issue of our ACM Briefs, published in July 2021. These Policy Briefs are a part of the bigger project funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy (GMF) and USAID aimed at providing laser-sharp insights into the political and social trends in the region, strengthen dialogue, present concrete policy […]

The Atlantic Council of Montenegro has prepared the Western Balkans Security Report, a comprehensive overview of major security policy challenges and analyses across carefully selected themes that concern national and security in the Western Balkan region. The project is supported by the NATO PDD. The Atlantic Council of Montenegro will organize the Round table discussion […]

The Western Balkan should commit itself to the West and democracy, the participants concluded in the Online Discussion which was organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro. The participants in the panel discussion on the topic 2021 NATO Summit- Outcomes and implications for the Western Balkans were Vice President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro […]

Azra Karastanović, Program Manager at the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, contributed to a broad study China’s Engagement in Central and Eastern European Countries with an article entitled China Paves the Road for the Post-COVID-19 Era. This is a publication of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy. We are conveying the article integrally. The whole study […]

Montenegro should turn towards West and the Western values, said President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro Savo Kentera at the seminar entitled „The EU, China and the Western Balkans: Challenges and perspectives for the future integration“, which has been organized at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Montenegro.Kentera emphasized that China benefited […]

The Western Balkans countries are striving to become a part of the West, to become a part of the Western civilization, and to become a part of Europe, said the President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro Savo Kentera. On the other hand, Europe’s reaction is not adequate and as if the European Union felt […]

After August 30 the foreign policy of Montenegro truly comes into question, said the President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro Savo Kentera at the international conference organized by the Foreign Policy Center with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Serbia. Even though it seems that all the efforts have been taken so that […]

The Assembly of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro held on February 25, 2021, in Podgorica elected the new Governance Board composed of Milica Pejanović-Đurišić, John Allen and Sharyl Cross. The Board members are prominent figures with many years of political and expert experience both at home and in the international scene. The former President of the […]

Whoever thinks that Russian influence has weakened when Montenegro or Northern Macedonia accessed NATO, definitely does not know much about Russia or its functioning. Russian influence has just strengthened here during the last two years, assessed Savo Kenetera, the President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro. In an interview for Oslobođenje, Kentera stated that Russia […]

Azra Karastanović, Program Manager at the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, contributed to a broad study on the strategic role of the external actors in the Western Balkans. This is a joint publication of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, the Political Academy of the Austrian People ́s Party and the Austrian Institute for European […]