Department of Political Studies


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Ognen Vangelov, PhD candidate in Political Studies, is co-author of an article published today in Foreign Affairs about the implication of Brexit on EU enlargement prospects in the Balkans.  The article argues that the UK’s departure will make the region’s own bid for EU membership more distant, which may slow down democratic consolidation.  Brexit could embolden autocrats who are already appealing to the worst instincts of the region’s divided societies.

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