The geographic area that is defined by the Adriatic Sea, the Danube River, the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean has in the post cold war years seen many a political change and has been faced with social, economic, ideological and strategic challenges.
With Balkan countries becoming members of NATO and the EU, it is hoped that yesterday’s troublesome region is heading for calmer periods in its history. Within foreign affairs circles however, there is a widespread feeling that for the Balkans, this transitional and in some cases violent period has not yet passed but, to the contrary, is evolving with unpredictable results for the countries of the region.
In few words, explicit and implicit statements and analyses from academics, diplomats and politicians alike indicate that the “Eastern Question” is still open. The famous expression that the Balkan region “produces more history than it can consume” proves its eternal validity once more. Greece, being the most stable, prosperous and strong state in the broader region acts as a reference point for the rest of the countries, while it represents the ideal start point for anyone is interested to develop any kind of humanitarian, commercial or financial activity in the region.
The ISDA, recognizing the demand for reliable, accurate and real-time information and analysis has dedicated personnel and associates that engaged in the production of reports for this area that is still in relative turmoil and undergoing transformation. Based in Athens, the ISDA represents the most credible partner for any governmental or private organization that is interested in monitoring the region’s countries and their evolution potential.