Balkan Defense is an independent website run by an experienced Romanian foreign affairs editor who came up with idea of a single English language online platform mirroring changes in the Eastern European security landscape amid the Ukrainian crisis and Russia’s aggressive military conduct on its Western borders. As we gather pace, we plan on reflecting these changes in an analytical manner, doing interviews and analyses, to give readers a broader perspective of what is now the worst security crisis in post-Soviet Europe. The main objective is to raise awareness of these serious developments in the region and the potential impact of military assertiveness and brazen propaganda on the joint democratic values and aspirations we share in post-communist Eastern Europe and to help create a common position against external perils that endanger Euro-Atlantic progress.