CRITICAL SECURITY

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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‘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” ...

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Influencing the Pan- Eurasian security

By Selim Ibraimi -Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia (CSSD)  In geopolitical cycles since the break-up former USSR, most of the ex- republics and found themselves in a bad regional situation, not part of the Russia and not really part of any other group associated with Russo-American rivalry over Eurasian pan- security sphere of energy interests. But today the core ...

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Russia, Serbia and the New Balkan Geopolitics

Tony Rina (New Eastern Europe) A great deal of discussion regarding current European geopolitics between Russia and the West has centred on recent events in Ukraine, with warnings and forecasts about Georgia and Moldova as well. In the strategically critical Balkan peninsula, however, Russia is quietly but rapidly making headway in shoring up ties with a major regional power – ...

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