CRITICAL SECURITY

“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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Energy security and cyber-warfare

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

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Moscow’s Red Square: Cold War style serviceman parade

Russian military parade on honor of WWII.Moscow’s Red Square. Cold War style service man parade, marks in mean time the new era in Russia’s Foreign Policy, with assertive disposition of militarizing the whole Europe. Sweden, Finland and Baltic States based in media reports, may be the next target of Russia. As the U.S., DNI Chief of Intelligence James Clapper said ...

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France an important factor in world politics

Geopolitical Monographs of the Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia (CSSD) Since the Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815), France was a Great Power and continued to be in all international conflicts. The diplomacy of France plays a decisive role in peace talks. France today is involved in Middle East, Africa and elsewhere with its smart diplomacy and military infrastructure. World Powers ...

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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 ...

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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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