By Selim Ibraimi – (Center for Security Studies and Development) China aggressively is pursuing a policy of “invading” economically the Balkans. Around 10 billion dollars of direct investment and loans of the Republic of China and 30 billion dollars of direct line of Chinese money are open packages for theContinue Reading

By Selim Ibraimi-Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia (CSSD) Although Russia has move part of the military hardware from Syria, the landscape of competition between World Powers in the Balkans remains the same. The Europe and partially the Balkans become hot spot of Russia. The U.S., because of the ImperialContinue Reading

Part I and II: By Selim Ibraimi- Center for Security Studies and Development- Macedonia (CSSD) Introduction: Global, regional and the local context of phenomena Violent extremism has no religion. The 21 century and decade ahead is changing and international system from bipolarity goes towards multipolarity motion. Extremism and terrorism nowContinue Reading

CSSD SECURITY STUDIES series, provides readers with comprehensive background and current informations shaping regional security in the Balkans. Our analysts prepare authoritative, objective and, non-partisan analytical studies with descriptive products on subject to security, political, economic, social, foreign and defense policies. For more then one year, readers of CSSD hadContinue Reading

By Selim Ibraimi-Center for Security Studies and Development-Macedonia-(CSSD) Abstract: Energy infrastructure is related to cyber-warfare. Cyber-warfare is an Internet-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks on information network systems. Cyberwarfare attacks can disable official websites and networks, disrupt or disable essential services, steal classified data, and cripple financial systems — amongContinue Reading

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.   On the Balkans: Ethnic nationalism and weak institutions in theContinue Reading