Disagreements over military aid to Ukraine threatened Bulgaria’s ruling coalition and were resolved thanks only to a compromise mediated by Volodymyr Zelensky. But pro-neutrality stances still find support across the political spectrum. Bulgaria’s balancing act between Russia and the West follows an established pattern.
Chairperson and Co-Founder of the Institute for Global Analytics, Bulgaria. Author of Constructing the Limits of Europe: Identity and Foreign Policy in Poland, Bulgaria, and Russia since 1989 (Ibidem press/Columbia UP 2022).