CRITICAL SECURITY

Two different future scenarios for the Western Balkans

By Selim Ibraimi-The Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia (CSSD) The Western Balkans remain the area of instability. (Stay Tuned)

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The cost of war

By Blerim Abedini- The Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia(CSSD) To remind, the Islamic State announced after continuous fighting (opposition) against the Syrian regime. This army of IS, is hybrid, that has defined its own form. This military force has accelerated, disregard deadlines for a peace agreement between centralized power and the opposition in Syria. Middle East Migration estimated ...

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The Panama Canal: A Century of Operation…

By Thomas Shannon Stiles-The Panama Canal: A Century of Operation and the Impact of the Expansion Project PART 2- Sovereignty Issues and Torrijos-Carter Treaties While there is a great deal of history detailing the political changes in Panama and the Canal, post construction, the most significant to this discussion is the series of events leading to the handover of the ...

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U.S.- Cuba: A new era after decades of antagonism

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The Balkans revisited

By Selim Ibraimi-Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia (CSSD) Although Russia has move part of the military hardware from Syria, the landscape of competition between World Powers in the Balkans remains the same. The Europe and partially the Balkans become hot spot of Russia. The U.S., because of the Imperial Constrains has move huge of the military and intelligence assets, ...

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Countering violent extremism: Global threat, local solution

Part I and II: By Selim Ibraimi- Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia (CSSD) Introduction: Global, regional and the local context of phenomena Violent extremism has no religion. The 21 century and decade ahead is changing and international system from bipolarity goes towards multipolarity motion. Extremism and terrorism now is in first pages of the media. 1 The crisis ...

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“City Campuses” a final destination for refugees!

By Blerim Abedini- Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia (CSSD) Macedonia is one of bridges in the Balkans used by refugees for their destinations to the European developed states and the rest of World. The European Union (EU) accept refugees of war zones: Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Fluctuation number of refugees across Macedonian territory from hundreds to thousands has ...

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Secretary Kerry visits Tirana.Multidimensional diplomacy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, flanked by U.S. Ambassador to Albania Donald Lu, chats with Albanian President Bujar Nishani after arriving at Tirana International Airport in Tirana, Albania, on February 14, 2016, for a bilateral visit and meetings with the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. Read more about the Secretary’s trip here: http://go.usa.gov/cVZsh (State Department photo)

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Moscow-Belgrade, to hold joint military drills in 2016

Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia (CSSD) Political, Energy and Military Alliance! Behind  the EU and US an regional alliance is on the rise. Time of big steps that will change economy and markets. In the approach of finding appropriate relations because of various economic interests in the Balkan Peninsula. Serbian leadership is facing difficulties when in question is decision ...

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Suspension of pipeline geopolitics.The age of cyber-warfare

By Selim Ibraimi-Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia-(CSSD) Abstract Energy infrastructure is related to the cyber-warfare. Cyber- warfare is Internet-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks on information network systems. Cyber warfare attacks can disable official websites and networks, disrupt or disable essential services, steal classified data, and cripple financial systems — among many other possibilities with unexpected consequences for national ...

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