ENERGY SECURITY

Reconsidering winter geopolitics

By Blerim Abedini- The Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia(CSSD) Under EU directives, intended to found a modus considering geopolitical barriers. So finding a new alternative for a new line of gas transportation is a challenge for the EU. Given the cancellation of some regional gas lines, a doubt that the new lines could fail.The world is currently in ...

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Overview of the US and Russia’s priorities. LNG terminals

By Selim Ibraimi- Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia (CSSD) Introduction: Oil production and LNG stations in Balkans, especially in the Adriatic. US and Russian interests.  The LNG stations and large transit lines present the new approach for the Balkan States as a long strategic plan to get away from Russian and its sphere of influence. The US could ...

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Attracting foreign direct investments

By Blerim Abedini- Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia (CSSD) The Western Balkans is moving to their position of socio-economic, cultural, educational and political stability. Is hard to forget historical moments brought by wars and victims of freedom. But Society doesn’t know else than progress. The process of transition in the Western Balkans countries has transformed region into a ...

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The threat on critical infrastructure

By Blerim Abedini, Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia (CSSD) Sophistication of information’s security. Safeguarding of critical infrastructure, business companies and strategic lines. Today, the threats and the attacks are bigger than they’ve ever been. The software companies have not in consideration for producing defense infrastructure for Internet. Contemporary studies on cyber security are using various methodologies for efficient barriers ...

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Emerging steps on climate changes

By Blerim Abedini- Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia(CSSD) Poverty as challenge of World’s leaderships to save the living habitats.  Warming as rising factor with dangerous consequences.  Local governments and efforts to bring near community’s requirements.  Meetings and research on climate issues for avoiding poverty in future. We release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels for ...

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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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Corruption impacts climate change initiatives

By Blerim Abedini- Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia (CSSD) Balkans are important geopolitical part of Europe where reforms over corruption are running slowly. According to analyzes for a year made by UNODC- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime about corruption in the Western Balkans every tenth company has paid bribe. The survey on corruption in the Western ...

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Emerging steps on climate change

By Blerim Abedini- Center for Security Studies and Development (CSSD)- Macedonia Poverty as challenge of World’s leaderships to save the living habitats.  Warming as rising factor with dangerous consequences.  Local governments and efforts to bring near community’s requirements.  Meetings and research on climate issues for avoiding poverty in future We release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels ...

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World Powers Struggle for Energy Dominance in Balkans

By Blerim Abedini-Center for Security Studies and Development, Macedonia (CSSD) Russia and China between other countries of interest are looking to Balkan’s Peninsula as major for their approach as integration to global markets. Russia’s investments in the energy sector in Serbia and Bosnia. Opposing forces to Russia’s return in Balkans.China’s strategic investments for long-term plans for a modern Silk Road as ...

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Macedonia: Unstable energy sector with domino effect

Macedonia has the most unstable energy sector. Even though the Macedonian government claims that this issue is in good path to be resolved, the reports of unfair competition in domestic market suggest that in future country can face a crisis as result of growing competition on regional scale of gas pipelines and, oil production of World Powers. (Intelligence Unit- Center ...

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