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The CSR organized the Seminar on private security P-SEC2The CSR organized the Seminar on private security P-SEC2

Today, with the support of the Macedonian sport shooting federation, the Center for Security Research held the seminar P-SEC2. The practical seminar included training of the participants for handling a handgun and semi-automatic rifle, and concluded on the firing range, where the participants showed their new acquired skills. The training was held in a dynamic atmosphere, it was very comprehensive and all the participant will get their certificates for successfully finishing the basic firearm training.

The CSR held a joint workshop with the Hungarian Institute for Strategic and Defense StudiesThe CSR held a joint workshop with the Hungarian Institute for Strategic and Defense Studies

During the first session of the new joint security program between CSR and the Institute for Strategic and Defense Studies under the supervision of the Ministry of Defense of Hungary, we discussed the process of radicalization in the Western Balkans and we outlined a road map towards creating a new and reliable DDRR programs designed specifically to address RFTF issue in Western Balkans, contributing to European and International security.

The CSR organized the Seminar on private security P-SEC1The CSR organized the Seminar on private security P-SEC1

Today, the CSR in cooperation with the martial arts club, The Strongest Aerodrom, held the seminar on private security (P-SEC1), which included close combat training, close protection training and air rifle shooting. In the following period, we will organize the second part of the seminar (P-SEC2), which will include firearm training and shooting.

Guest appearance of Mr. Sedrak at the morning program of radio “Lider”Guest appearance of Mr. Sedrak at the morning program of radio “Lider”

Mr. Rabie W Sedrak, the special advisor for counterterrorism at the Center for Security Research, had a guest appearance at radio “Lider”, where he explained the latest conflict in Israel, and he gave his analysis for the military conflict in the Gaza strip, where we can see that hundreds of people have been killed and injured.

You can watch the whole guest appearance at the following link:

CSR meeting with the Hungarian Institute for Strategic and Defense StudiesCSR meeting with the Hungarian Institute for Strategic and Defense Studies

Today the CSR launched a new joint-program for cooperation with its international partner, the Hungarian Institute for Strategic and Defense Studies, part of the National University of Public Service and the Hungarian Ministry of Defense. In today’s online meeting we outlined the future scope of work and defined the common areas of study and cooperation between both organizations.

CSR organized the workshop “The dangers of propaganda and disinformation in today’s world”CSR organized the workshop “The dangers of propaganda and disinformation in today’s world”

Today we held the workshop titled “The dangers of propaganda and disinformation in today’s world”. The event was organized in cooperation with the Sweden Alumni Network Western Balkans, and supported by the Swedish Institute.

The workshop brought together a significant number of participants, who took active part in the discussion, and who were representatives of foreign diplomatic missions, international organizations, other NGO’s, media, academia and representatives from other Swedish Alumni Networks, which gave the workshop an international signature.

At long last NATO has spotted ChinaAt long last NATO has spotted China

By Aleksandar Nacev, Executive Director of the Center for Security Research

At the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Meeting of Heads of State and Government in London in December 2019, Alliance leaders asked the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to undertake a Forward-Looking Reflection Process to assess ways to strengthen the political dimension of the NATO Alliance. To this end, in April 2020, Secretary General Stoltenberg appointed an independent Reflection Group, and tasked the Group with providing recommendations in several areas that are crucial to NATO and its essence.

After extensive consultations within and outside NATO, including with scholars, leaders from business and the technology sector, parliamentarians, military officials, and government representatives from all thirty Allies, most NATO partner states, and numerous international Organizations, the Group presented its final report, titled NATO 2030: United for a new era, to the Secretary General.


When an order endsWhen an order ends

By Alessandro Politi, Director of the NATO Defense College Foundation

This article intends to discuss three points: the quest for a new world order, echoing the one established in 1945, is pointless; what should be done when an existing order cannot be adapted, and how the transition to a different order should be presently governed, taking into account also the new US administration.

The solutions proposed are to: adopt a flexible globalisation model where shared responsibilities and decision-making are realistically rebalanced; to refuse a fragmenting multipolarism; to relaunch global sustainability by redressing social imbalances at home and abroad in order to tackle climate change and to phase out an outdated model of consumerist capitalism. The overarching global priorities are essentially two: ensuring human security vis-à-vis climate change (and attendant pandemics) and favouring shared prosperity, which means the transition to a fairer hybrid economic system where economic policies are fully accountable to the taxpayer.

Will the Biden presidency understand these two strategic priorities? In short, the answer is: in word yes, in deed yo, with a strong tendency towards a no. Political handicaps in Congress and American socio-cultural conditions may significantly limit the President’s concrete choices, reducing complex decisions to a zero-sum game with China and risking an economic stalemate that could turn into hot confrontation. (more…)

Online meeting with the “Kosovar Centre for Security Studies”Online meeting with the “Kosovar Centre for Security Studies”

As part of our strategy in building solid relations between the Center for Security Research in Skopje and leading international security research institutions, as well within the CSR framework for international cooperation, today we had a great kick-off meeting with the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS), an independent policy research centre founded in April 2008 and based in Prishtina – Kosovo.

In the meeting with the Executive Director of KCSS, Mr. Mentor Vrajolli, we outlined the future scope of work and defined the common areas of cooperation between both organizations. The CSR aims to expand the understanding of international affairs, focusing on inter-relationship between security, conflict, and development, as well to assist governmental institutions in the region in understanding and dealing with modern security challenges through research and analysis.

America’s military still rules the worldAmerica’s military still rules the world

Aleksandar Nacev PhD

Battlefields are constantly evolving, and modern warfare is quickly advancing. In turn, this is causing countries around the world to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into their militaries in the constant race to develop the most advanced training, technology and weaponry. The permanent pressure to have the best armed forces in the world is usually connected to certain geopolitical and geostrategic goals, and military force or the projection of this force is a very important factor in achieving those goals.

But head-to-head comparisons of military strength between countries are extremely hard to come by — which is what makes the Global Firepower annual rankings so noteworthy. Their 2021 Military Strength Rankings draw on more than 55 factors to assign a Power Index score to 139 countries. The ranking assesses the diversity of each country’s weapons and pays particular attention to their available manpower. Geography, logistical capacity, available natural resources, and the size of defines budgets are also considered. The top power index score is 0.0000, which is “realistically unattainable,” according to Global Firepower. The closer a country is to this number, the more powerful its military is. But who are the top five militaries in the world? Let us take a quick glance over the list and the explanation behind the rankings.