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Tanya Domi Comments on the Need for Serbia’s Vučić to Take a Stand on Russia’s War in Ukraine
May 11, 2022

Tanya Domi (Adjunct Professor, International Affairs) was interviewed by Al Jazeera for an article on the need for Serbia to take a stand on Russian’s war in Ukraine.

“[Vucic is] surrounded in Europe by wholesale condemnation of Russia,” Tanya Domi, adjunct professor of International Public Affairs at Columbia University told Al Jazeera.

“He has been [playing this balancing act] for a long time … It’s interesting to see him play this game, but I think this game is up.” […]

If Serbia does implement sanctions, it would be a strategic decision and “a big break” from Vucic’s position that he’s held from 2012, since he was initially elected, Domi said.

But it would be problematic for him domestically, “because the Serbian government and Vucic himself have cultivated this relationship … and Russia is in almost every poll, the most popular country among Serbs,” Domi said.

Photo: President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia