CRITICAL SECURITY

RUSSIA’S INFORMATION PROPAGANDA IN THE BALKANS

By Selim Ibraimi-This article first was published on VISION POLITIC-independent research and analysis center.https://www.visionpolitic.com/balkans The trends of instability continue in the Balkans, and the political events in Macedonia are part of the information warfare. Diplomatic efforts to form a new government in Macedonia after the elections of last year have raised the concerns on who will lead the country. Macedonia’s integration ...

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Zgjerimi i ri turk në Ballkan

Nga Selim Ibraimi  – Qendra për Studime të Sigurisë dhe Zhvillim-Maqedoni (CSSD)   Abstrakt  Zgjerimi i ri turk është duke kaluar nëpër vështirësitë dhe përvojat e së kaluarës historike të popujve të rajonit me Perandorinë Osmane. Disa forca nuk e duan këtë fuqizim e ca të tjerë e shohin këtë lëvizje nga këndi bashëkohor i zhvillimit dhe integrimit të rajonit. Megjithatë në ...

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The ‘Powder Keg’ and the new U.S. administration

Selim Ibraimi (CSSD)-The annexation of Crimea by Russia on 2014 brought memories of war developed in this region by European Powers, Russia and Turkey.The period of 1815-1914 in Europe is described as by one of relative peace, but during this period there were a number of vicious, but usually short-lived, wars between various European powers. In general only two, and ...

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Moscow is attempting to put “one foot” in Macedonia!

Selim Ibraimi -CSSD-On February 2015, the Russian Foreign Ministry in connection with the events in Macedonia announced that foreign services want to destabilize Macedonia.RFM supported the former prime position regarding interceptions and his claims that the putsch is organized by the services of the neighboring countries and from several embassies in Skopje. Today Russian Ambassador met with the former prime ...

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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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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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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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