CRITICAL SECURITY

Building Community Resilience in CVE

Selim Ibraimi (CSSD)-The societies new approach to countering violent extremism (CVE) through engaging community and civil society partners, challenges us to make a paradigm shift in how we understand the causes of radicalization, extremism and terrorism. This approach  should be supported by theory, research findings, knowledge, policy successes and supporting serious projects. However, for the  institutions to deliver on its ...

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Ballkani në botën post-amerikane

Nga Selim Ibraimi- (Instituti i Studimeve të Sigurisë dhe Zhvillimit-Maqedoni (ISSD) Drejtoria Inteligjente Kombëtare e Amerikës theksoi në vitin 2012 se pas dy dekadave, bota nuk do të jetë më unipolare, por do të karakterizohet nga rritja e fuqive të shteteve tjera, por megjithatë Amerika, do të mbajë statusin e “primus inter pares”.
 Katër mijë trupa amerikane dhe maqineri e rëndë ...

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Balkans: Confrontation and Stagnation

Blerim Abedini, Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia (CSSD) The life under pressure has forced the Balkan population throughout history, to undergo reforms ordered by empires and other geopolitical factors. However, Balkans is not only possesses tangent of the EU, but it depends on added, other cross continental powers. Macedonia as a very challenging example, it has bilateral disputes ...

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Old Time Spy Craft

By Selim Ibraimi-(CSSD) Human Intelligence as an important factor on global competition for gathering intelligence. Information technology and non-state actors now have changed the approaches of tools of tradecraft on intelligence.Theft of top secret information from NSA determines a different angle how we looked and how Intelligence Community should gather information. Imageries and telephone conversations have their value for counterespionage ...

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Political Challenges of the Balkan Peninsula

By Blerim Abedini, the Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia (CSSD) Uneven regional development is correlated with poor coordination of political decisions brought in the regional meetings. Cohesion of decision-making that we see in the leaderships of the Balkan countries, is influenced also by uncertain pressures made by international factors and the corruption in other hand. Macedonia faces extreme ...

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IS Recruits Criminals To Carry Out Attacks In Europe, Report Finds

CSSD(Macedonia)– A new report from the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation says ISIS is increasingly recruiting former criminals. NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to Peter Neumann, a co-author of the report. Please listen to the audio report of NPR:   Photo Credit: OSCE

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Lack of resources on preventing extremism in Macedonia

By Selim Ibraimi-(CSSD) The war on extremism is not as easy as thought by senior officials and politicians who sit around the office. For practitioners and researchers of this phenomenon, extremism and radicalization pose a risk now, day by day is threatening not only the ethnic states but also multi-ethnic societies. This war requires energy, resources and information, but the way ...

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Intelligence and cyber warfare

The Byzantine Empire was the first to create a “Bureau of Barbarians” and use it to great effect. It gathered information from all neighboring  enemies states (ruler’s personality, power struggles, local customs, etc.), it analyzed reports arriving from envoys, it organized visits for foreign diplomats to Constantinople, and did almost everything else that a modern Ministry of Foreign Affairs or ...

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NPR:Mentoring Program Works To Prevent Radicalization

DINA TEMPLE-RASTON, NPR-The most effective de-radicalization programs build trust and then challenges a jihadist mindset. A version of this program in Copenhagen, Denmark, is called VINK. A counselor explains the process and the lessons it might hold for the U.S. http://www.npr.org/2016/09/05/492727640/mentoring-program-works-to-prevent-radicalization-in-copenhagen AUDIO:  Photo.Washington Post

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Expansion of NATO.Russia and the neutrality of Macedonia

By Blerim Abedini, the Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia(CSSD) The bilateral agreements by demonstrating military forces represent an escalation of the situation. It seems history rewrite errors that will serve back to people for finding solution. The Europe, which is situated extremely in North-Atlantic Alliance, has contradictions with military solutions. By 2015, NATO provides enhanced support air patrols, ...

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