CRITICAL SECURITY

James Clapper on Worldwide Threats Assessment

Reviewed and selected for publication by the Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia- (CSSD)  Chief of National Intelligence James Clapper today before the members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has delivered the statement on worldwide threats assessment. http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/2016-02-09SASC_open_threat_hearing_transcript.pdf   On the Balkans: Ethnic nationalism and weak institutions in the Balkans remain enduring threats to stability. Twenty years after the ...

Read More »

Belgrade -Skopje: Updating the balance of power

By Selim Ibraimi-Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia (CSSD) The last political developments in the Balkan region indicate that they’re not economic and democratic prosperity from the weak governments. There are factors that have led to the Balkans countries to experience the drastic financial decline of production and ultimately the have return to the authoritarian style of governance. Russia may ...

Read More »

Climate change, growing threat to national security

  By Blerim Abedini – Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia (CSSD) Something is clear and understandable. Today we can see migration of people done by different reasons either as a result of human or naturally induced pressures.We need to be prepared to meet the challenges of human migration and dislocation produced by civil wars or climate change. Operationally, humanitarian ...

Read More »

Warning signs in the Balkans. National security at stake

By Blerim Abedini, Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia (CSSD) The political stability in the region is a work in progress and may affect the region’s ability to respond to climate changes. The floodwaters have also washed away the signs that warn of fields of landmines planted during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. The Climate Changes, according to UN ...

Read More »

U.S. and Russia collide on Europe’s heartland

Selim Ibraimi- Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia (CSSD) As Russia became more undemocratic and adopted a hard line approach toward U.S and EU, the international political arena in last ten years hasn’t seen warm diplomatic relations between former Presidents Bush and Putin or a very good relationship between Obama and Medvedev or Obama-Putin strains. In this context US ...

Read More »

The year of shock for the EU. An arms race coming to the Balkans?

By Selim Ibraimi- Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia (CSSD) War and peace, how state security must be preserved in multi dimensional world, where non-state actors play an important role in shaping policies and strategies of government. International conflicts and war on terrorism has change the way, how we think on daily bases. In this case war impact how ...

Read More »

‘Ice wars’ for new boundaries of Arctics

U.S. is preparing for new ‘icy wars’ with Russia in Northern Pole. U.S. is on the way of building advanced ice ships that will break the ice of Arctics and set permanent intelligence stations. In same way of new international order Russia have already set new naval and military bases. Arctics based in reports of foreign government is with “ice-gold” ...

Read More »

Gruevski and Vucic visit China. A new diplomacy for ‘Silk Road’

Read More »

Security report: A ‘Cold War’ era in Macedonia!

By Selim Ibraimi-Founder of Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia According to the latest reports, political forces in Serbia and Macedonia are turning the region into a ‘battlefield’ and military polygon. However, due to Russian expansion, States of Eastern Europe and the Balkans could ”construct” new zones of “Cold War”. Serbian balancing act between East and West is well ...

Read More »

Russia with proxy and hybrid tensions in the Balkans!

By Selim Ibraimi -The Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia –Gas transit lines, profiles of governments, corridors that affect Macedonia and neighboring countries, are hot spots of the race between United States and Russia in the Balkans. 1.Ukraine and finally by all indicators including Macedonia, becomes the point of sourcing rivalry. The balance provided by the U.S. for more than ...

Read More »