Regional policy and opposition in international relations

Andonov, Oliver (2022) Regional policy and opposition in international relations. In: Security forum - 15th Annual International Scientific Conference February 9th, 2022 at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, 9 Feb 2022, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.

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The relations between the states within the regional geopolitics are filled with mutual contradictions and resistances. Undoubtedly, these oppositions and resistances are the result of cross-national interests that are in conflict with each other. In terms of interests, the interests of the great powers in the region have an additional impact, but most of the opposition and resistance are the result of mutual neighborly policies that burden the relations between the countries. In this paper we will make a theoretical review of the creation of opposition and resistance in regional politics according to the matrix of global-world politics, but to avoid a purely theoretical approach to this issue we will briefly address the mutual oppositions of the Balkan countries, i.e. countries, in the environment of Macedonia, and through the case of mutual relations between Macedonia and Bulgaria. Through this approach, the paper in front of you acquires the character of a theoretical analysis of a case study, which has an impact on regional relations and European Union policy with strong security implications creating a source of threat, threats, and risks to European security. The different national interests and the influence of the national romanticism from the 19th and 20th century in the neighboring countries of Macedonia, as well as the completely appropriate influence in Macedonia are the basis on which the national interests of the Balkan states are still defined. Unfortunately, the spirit of the Balkan wars still lives on in the national strategies, interests and ideologies of all Balkan countries. This fact, combined with weak and corrupt state institutions, a weak economy, and no offer to its citizens for a better future, increases the opposition and resistance in each other's neighborly relations. This behavior or opposition of states in their mutual relations in practice raises the theoretical approach to their sovereignty. Undoubtedly, sovereignty or the role of sovereign has a key or decisive contribution to the situation in the states, their strategies, government and policies, which is a key notion for the behavior ofstates in regional politics and mutual opposition. The sovereign is the one who decides on the exceptional situation, and in modern politics it is not only the state as an international legal entity, but also the citizens from whom it originates, sovereignty is drawn.

Key words: sovereignty, sovereignty, neighborly relations, regional policy, opposition

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Military Academy
Depositing User: Oliver Andonov
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2023 19:17
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2023 19:17

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