Are The Balkans The Next Superpower Showdown?

The Balkans, a historic geopolitical crucible heats up once again. Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Balkans have witnessed the rise and fall of empires, wars, and transitions. From the Ottoman Empire's dominance to the aftermath of the Cold War, the Balkans have been a focal point for global powers seeking to exert influence in the heart of Europe.

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