ENERGY SECURITY

USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN’S REMARKS ON COUNTERING MALIGN KREMLIN INFLUENCE

USAID Remarks Friday, July 5, 2019 ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Tom, thank you for those kind words. A special thank you to the Community of Democracies for co-hosting this event today.  Ladies and gentlemen, I am truly honored to join you today. Especially in a place named for a man who played such a tremendous role in Transatlantic history.  George Marshall’s wartime contributions ...

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DY RREZIQE PËR AMERIKANËT NË BALLKAN

Nga Selim Ibraimi – (CSSD) Dhjetë bilionë dollarë investime direkte dhe kredi nga Republika Populllore e Kinës (RPK), 30 bilionë dollarë  linjë e hapur nga paketa kineze për Ballkanin dhe Evropën Qendrore konsiderohen si një ndër shumat më të mëdha të investimeve në kontinentin europian. Plani ambicioz kinez dhe overtura ushtarake ruse nëpër vendet e Evropës Lindore e ka përmbysur ...

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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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MACEDONIA IS STANDING OUT OF BALKAN ENERGY UNION

( Intelligence Unit of CSSD-Macedonia)– An Energy Union is on the rise in the Balkan Peninsula.Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is going to play a proxy tool for the world powers on building a new energy infrastructure. Regional powers as Turkey and Russia may push Macedonia on wrong directions. US allies which are on same ship, recently have signed the agreement ...

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THE ELEMENTS OF POWER

  CSSD editor’s choice: These metals have become the building blocks of modern society; their properties are now essential for nearly all our electronic, military, and “green” technologies. But their growing use is not without environmental, economic, and geopolitical consequences. Our future hinges on a set of elements that few of us have even heard of. In this surprising and revealing ...

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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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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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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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The Shaping of Grand Strategy

Europe and other democracies must have a grand strategy to deal with threats of 21st century. Other then diplomacy EU in era of cybersecurity and terrorism can use tools of grand strategy to prevent attacks in Europe in elsewhere.(Intelligence Unit of CSSD)

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Why Does Putin Care Who Runs a Tiny Balkan Nation?

Ladka Bauerova-Russian leaders, whose conflict with Ukraine has seen them tussling with eastern Europe’s largest country, are now turning their gaze to a Balkan nation with fewer residents than Brooklyn. There’s a common theme, though: gas pipelines. Macedonia, a statelet of 2 million people carved from the ruins of Yugoslavia, is struggling with rampant corruption and lingering ethnic tensions. Premier ...

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