BOOKS

Skopje:Debate on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

From the debate on CVE, Skopje, Macedonia.What is next for the region? Foreign fighters,education and integration.Experts,journalists and representatives of religious community have discussed all causes and options how to prevent violent extremism in the Balkans.Themes: Dynamics,approaches,empowering local partners,the role of media to prevent violence,inter- culture,inter-faith, inter-dialogues, global and regional challenges, the role of Macedonia on CVE etc. Emerging violent extremism ...

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U.S. Elections: Live analysis with Selim Ibraimi and Berat Azizi

US elections and policy changes of administration for the Balkans and Europe. What next for Macedonia? Could Washington changes the strategy on Albanians? For more information please watch the video interview for TVART TETOVO, MACEDONIA with Selim Ibraimi and Berat Azizi. (CSSD-MACEDONIA)  

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The craft of intelligence

(CSSD-Macedonia) -If the experts could point to any single book as a starting point for understanding the subject of intelligence from the late twentieth century to today, that single book would be Allen W. Dulles’s The Craft of Intelligence. This classic of spycraft is based on Allen Dulles’s incomparable experience as a diplomat, international lawyer, and America’s premier intelligence officer. ...

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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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Empress Irene:Connecting women to the Silk Road

Historic lessons for todays regional geopolitics Byzantium and the Silk Trade: Byzantium was one of the most important western terminals of the Silk Road. Constantinople, the capital, stood at the crossroads of Europe and Asia where many sea and overland trade routes linked the two regions. Its value as a commercial center for the export of silks into Medieval Europe ...

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Ancient Persia at War

“Shadows in the Desert” offers a comprehensive history of Persia’s wars with East and West The empires of ancient Persia remain as mysterious today as they were to contemporary Western scholars. Although Alexander the Great’s conquest of Persia is legendary, the military successes of the Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian empires, along with their revolutionary military technology, tactics, and culture have ...

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Empire of cotton

The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven Beckert’s rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in ...

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Intelligence techniques

Fourth Edition Sheds New Light on Open Source Intelligence Collection and Analysis. Author Michael Bazzell has been well known and respected in government circles for his ability to locate personal information about any target through Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). In this book, he shares his methods in great detail. Each step of his process is explained throughout sixteen chapters of ...

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CSSD summer book recommendation: ‘Invisible Armies’

As fitting for the twenty-first century as von Clausewitz’s On War was in its own time, ‘Invisible Armies’ is a complete global history of guerrilla uprisings through the ages. Beginning with the first insurgencies in the ancient world— when Alexander the Great discovered that fleet nomads were harder to defeat than massive conventional armies— Max Boot, best selling author and ...

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Promotion of book- The Cold Peace in TV Channel ‘KOHA’

Promotion of the book “Cold Peace” on TV Channel ‘KOHA’ in Tetovo on May 26, 2016. As a guest in the TV ‘KOHA’ the author, Selim Ibraimi presents some very important issues those have weight to regional events of the Balkan Peninsula. After morning edition of TV Channel ‘KOHA’ with Selim Ibraimi (In Albanian language). The Center for Security Studies ...

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