CRITICAL SECURITY

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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