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The built up of Islamic extremism in Bosnia

The extremism of Islamist nature in Bosnia - Herzegovina that facilitated the recruitment of Balkan muslims into the ranks of ISIS does not come as a suprise.
Ioannis Michaletos: September 28, 2014

New paramilitary structure formed in Kosovo

A new paramilitary structure seems to have been formed as of recent in Kosovo
Ioannis Michaletos: September 14, 2014

Balkan and Syria nexus

The nexus between the Balkans and especially its Western part with the war in Syria is evident through a web of linkages between various international radical groups, posing great challenges for the local authorities.
Ioannis Michaletos: May 19, 2014

Western Balkans face incoming terrorist threat

The Balkan Jihadist volunteers in Syria pose a real threat for countries such as Albania, with measures to oppose them being implemented.
Ioannis Michaletos: April 6, 2014

Balkan worries of the Syrian aftermath

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
Ioannis Michaletos: March 21, 2014

Radical Islamist media network in Western Balkans

The basic outline of the radical islamist media network in Western Balkans
Ioannis Michaletos: February 25, 2014

Albania, EU accession and security issues

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
Ioannis Michaletos: December 23, 2013

Southeast Europe 2014: Emerging Security Threats

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.
Ioannis Michaletos: December 19, 2013

Main developments in the Serbian energy sector

Serbia's role in the Southeastern European energy market is increasing, based on a series of international oil and gas projects
Ioannis Michaletos: October 25, 2013

Balkan jihadists in Syria

The Balkan region is a source of Jihadist fighters into Syria, mainly through Turkey, in a process that resembles the connections between Balkan Jihadists and the Middle East during the 90's.
Ioannis Michaletos: October 3, 2013