ISSDM~ INTERVIEWS~FORECASTS

Meditation on war.Mines, rivers, energy, environment and climate

By Blerim Abedini, Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia (CSSD) Today the Balkans are not developed due to continuous local conflicts. Many rivers beds are not repaired which are causing floods in war’s regions which areas are contaminated by mines left by soldiers and armies. The United Nations treaties, including the Fourth Geneva Convention, the 1972 World Heritage Convention and ...

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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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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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Conversation on Russian involvement in the Balkans

The Founder of Center for Security Studies and Development -Macedonia (CSSD), Selim Ibraimi was a special guest on “Diplomaticus”, a specialized edition for international affairs, Tirana, Albania. The host and the editor of the “Diplomaticus ” is the well known journalist Erion Kacorri. The main theme of the interview, was the Russain policies in the Balkans and military adventures of ...

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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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Dehumanizing Machiavelli in Skopje

By Selim Ibraimi -Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia (CSSD) Statues with antique style traveled for years on cargo ship and heavy trucks to Macedonia, only to achieve goals and historic assumption of politicians of poor and fragile country with 12 billion GDP. How wrong can be understand the place of Renaissance, Florence with growing market five hundred years ago, ...

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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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