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Western Balkans face incoming terrorist threat

April 5, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

The Balkan Jihadist volunteers in Syria pose a real threat for countries such as Albania, with measures to oppose them being implemented.

Balkan worries of the Syrian aftermath

March 20, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

The coming end of the Syrian conclict poses new challenges for the Balkan and European security due to the return of a large number of Jihadists

Q & A with Dr. Shaul Shay: Balkan-Syria Jihadi connection

March 6, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

The following interview provides insights from an Israeli point of view on the major issue of Jihadists in Syria and the aftermath that involves their relation with the Balkans.

Radical Islamist media network in Western Balkans

February 24, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

The basic outline of the radical islamist media network in Western Balkans

Balkan Mafias broaden their reach through Greece

February 2, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

Greek and Balkan organized criminal structures tend to merge as of lately creating an even larger menace for local societies and a serious security concern for the authorities

Southeast Europe 2014 outlook: Starting the grand poker game

January 9, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

The re-engineering of the Balkan-Southeastern European and political landscape and the wider global context

Albania, EU accession and security issues

December 23, 2013 by Ioannis Michaletos

The accession process of Albania into the EU is hindered by security concerns regarding organized crime activities, as well as, its defense relations with Greece

Southeast Europe 2014: Emerging Security Threats

December 19, 2013 by Ioannis Michaletos

A series of broad-set prognoses follows on the sector of security assessment for the region of Southeastern Europe, regarding the coming new year of 2014.

The "Hidden" geopolitics: The case of the Afghan heroin production and the aftermath of NATO exit

December 11, 2013 by Ioannis Michaletos

The exit of NATO from Afghanistan in the coming year raises the key question what lies afterwards for the country who faces poltical instability, as well as, a great problem concerning its soaring opium production.

The changing dynamics of the Afghan heroin trail

November 24, 2013 by Ioannis Michaletos

The developments in Afghanistan are inexorably related to the tremendous heroin production in the country which is by far the largest in the world, whilst a set of culminations are changing the dynamics of this illicit sector with various international ramifications ahead

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