Hana Semanić is a Research Fellow at the Central European University, Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS). She joined CENS in 2010, concentrating on SEE-EU relations with a special focus on the Western Balkans. Hana earned her M.A. degree in International Relations and European Studies from CEU. Her research revolves around the European Union’s relations with the Western Balkan countries, the EU enlargement process and the issues of identity and minorities. The most recent project she participated in, “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Influences of Non-Western External Actors”, identified and analyzed Russian, Chinese, Turkish, and Gulf State and Iranian influence activities and engagements in the five post-Yugoslav and non-EU member countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Kosovo*.