Mujanović is an assistant professor political science who specializes in the politics of post-authoritarian and post-conflict democratization
A new article in The New Republic about the expected expansion of NATO and the unexpected silence by the U.S. on the potential move includes insights from Jasmin Mujanović, assistant professor of political science at Elon.
The article titled “NATO is Expanding, and Everyone is Curiously Silent” examines why few countries, including the U.S., are discussing the impending addition of North Macedonia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The article notes that President Trump has previously been very vocal about the organization, particularly when expansion has been considered.
“Normally, it would be the administration that would be making the case, because on the face of things, why should U.S. citizens care about North Macedonia or Montenegro joining NATO?” Mujanović told The New Republic. “That’s where you’ve needed U.S. presidents to make the strategic case to the American public as to why expanding the Atlantic community advances U.S. interests. That’s been historically the kind of authorial role the U.S. has taken, as the largest military power in the alliance.”
Read the entire article here.
Mujanović specializes in the politics of post-authoritarian and post-conflict democratization and his first book, “Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans,” was published in 2018.