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Space and Cyber Security

Blerim Abedini- The Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia(CSSD) NASA as the center has achieved a great success in comparison with other centers of space exploration. NASA is a regular target of cyber-attacks because of the large size of its networks and because those networks contain information wanted by criminals.  The individuals or nations behind these attacks are typically ...

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Macedonia’s crisis: A challenge for European powers

By Selim Ibraimi-The Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia (CSSD)   Summary  Russia’s Foreign Ministry as part of the growing activities in the Balkans, has issued couple statements on recent political developments in Macedonia. Last year in Montenegro was an attempted coup by Russian officers to overthrow the government and change the outcome of elections. In comparison with the EU, ...

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RUSSIA’S INFORMATION PROPAGANDA IN THE BALKANS

By Selim Ibraimi-This article first was published on VISION POLITIC-independent research and analysis center.https://www.visionpolitic.com/balkans The trends of instability continue in the Balkans, and the political events in Macedonia are part of the information warfare. Diplomatic efforts to form a new government in Macedonia after the elections of last year have raised the concerns on who will lead the country. Macedonia’s integration ...

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Zgjerimi i ri turk në Ballkan

Nga Selim Ibraimi  – Qendra për Studime të Sigurisë dhe Zhvillim-Maqedoni (CSSD)   Abstrakt  Zgjerimi i ri turk është duke kaluar nëpër vështirësitë dhe përvojat e së kaluarës historike të popujve të rajonit me Perandorinë Osmane. Disa forca nuk e duan këtë fuqizim e ca të tjerë e shohin këtë lëvizje nga këndi bashëkohor i zhvillimit dhe integrimit të rajonit. Megjithatë në ...

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CSSD’s unbiased analysis

CSSD Macedonia- CSSD’s standards for high-quality research and analysis articulate longstanding CSSD’s concepts and values regarding the features of high-quality studies, political analysis, monographs and enduring methodologies on how CSSD experts think, collect ,evaluate , analyze , synthesize and publish the final products.

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The impact of energy resources in foreign policy

Blerim Abedini, the Center for Security Studies and Development. Worldwide, one billion of people have not electrical power in their houses and many countries in Africa and Asia have lack of energy resources. Statistics show that the EU-28 is the largest producer of electricity in the world that originates from nuclear reactors. Russia has the largest natural gas reserves in ...

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Catherine de’ Medici and “Flying Squadron”

(CSSD)-Political intrigue and espionage are nothing new. But in the days before high-tech spy gear, the work of spies looked far different than it does today. The lives of 15th- and 16th-century spies were filled with intrigue, backstabbing, and bizarre machinations, though, because the human race has not changed all that much.According to the memoirs of Pierre de Bourdeille, Catherine ...

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The ‘Powder Keg’ and the new U.S. administration

Selim Ibraimi (CSSD)-The annexation of Crimea by Russia on 2014 brought memories of war developed in this region by European Powers, Russia and Turkey.The period of 1815-1914 in Europe is described as by one of relative peace, but during this period there were a number of vicious, but usually short-lived, wars between various European powers. In general only two, and ...

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‘South Stream’.Turkey and Russia to establish a $ 1 billion investment

Blerim Abedini, Center for Security Studies and Development, Macedonia (CSSD) Restoration of relations between Turkey and Russia brought the expected deal these days. By the statement, this project will reduce the risks related to natural gas export to Turkey and Europe. The line inside Turkish borders  is expected to be operational in 2019 year. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has  spoke ...

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Debate:U.S.-Russian rivalries and the Balkans

(CSSD-Macedonia)-The new policies of new administration of the U.S. President Donald Tramp was followed by a wave of criticism addressed to US ambassadors in the region, namely in Serbia, the so-called ‘Republika Srpska’, in Macedonia, but also in Albania. At the same time, the developments in the region, especially in Macedonia, recently has raise the voice of official Moscow. Geopolitical ...

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