Archive for the ‘Ioannis Michaletos’ Category

Trends in Balkan Organized Crime Activities

Monday, April 11, 2011 Comments Off

written by: Ioannis Michaletos The perennial issue of the existence of strong organized crime structures in the Balkan region is of great concern for the whole of Europe, due to the importance of this region as a main geo-economic hub between the European Union, Turkey and the Middle East, and Russia. The United Nations International […]

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Serbia: An outlook of Regional Cooperation and Border Issues Networks

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Comments Off

written by: Ioannis Michaletos, Source: worldsecuritynetwork.com The outlook of Serbia in the field of regional cooperation and border issues, reveals that the country seem eager to implement regional cooperation policies aimed at the so-called “asymmetrical threats” of organized crime, international terrorism, illegal immigration, environmental pollution, money laundering and extremism. Most of its structures can be […]

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Kosovo: The View of the Serbian Minority

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Comments Off

written by: Ioannis Michaletos Source: worldsecuritynetwork.com Ioannis Michaletos: How can the present day situation, as far as, the Serbian population is concerned can be described? Oilver Ivanovic: The situation of the Serbian people in Kosovo is in some respects better than it used to be some years ago, meaning that the attacks against them havedecreased. […]

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Kosovo: The View of the Serbian Minority

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Comments Off

Written by: Ioannis Michaletos Ioannis Michaletos: How can the present day situation, as far as, the Serbian population is concerned can be described? Oilver Ivanovic: The situation of the Serbian people in Kosovo is in some respects better than it used to be some years ago, meaning that the attacks against them havedecreased. Nevertheless, there […]

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Terrorist organizations are adaptable and flexible

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Comments Off

Charles S. Faddis, expert on international terrorism: “Terrorist organizations are adaptable and flexible” Interview conducted by Ioannis Micheletos, WSN Editor South East Europe, Coordinator of Southeastern European Office The continuous assymetrical warfare against international terrorism seems to be far from over, and it spans through the entire globe with terror incidents happening almost on a […]

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An outlook of radical Islamism in Bosnia

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Comments Off

Information available to experts on international terrorism indicate that Bosnia Herzegovina is presently one of the epicentres of extremist Islamic circles in Europe, as it represents a hub for potential Islamic terrorists – the so called “white” or “European” Al-Qaeda . Money from Islamic countries that is laundered through “humanitarian” organizations finances the religious education […]

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Jean Charles Brisard: “At the strategic level, little has been achieved”

Thursday, October 7, 2010 Comments Off

written by: Ioannis Michaletos, 06-Oct-10 – Interview with Jean Charles Brisard to Ioannis Michaletos – - Since the attacks on the twin towers almost a decade ago, there was intense effort by international authorities to curb the flow of funds directed towards terrorist organizations. Do you assess that we can call the results positive so […]

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Balkan based organized crime activities gaining ground

Thursday, September 9, 2010 Comments Off

The United Nations International Narcotics Control Board released its annual report 2010 detailing the global trends In respect to the main heroin problem in Europe, it was depicted that, almost all European heroin originates in Afghanistan, mostly smuggled in through Turkey and the Balkans or via Central Asia and Russia. According to the report, the […]

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“There’s definitely serious turbulence ahead as always in times of transition”

Friday, August 20, 2010 Comments Off

Written by: Ioannis Michaletos, 18-Aug-10 |  Source: worldsecuritynetwork.com – Interview with Iason Athanasiadis on the Middle East affairs conducted by Ioannis Michaletos — Iason Athanasiadis comments to Ioannis Michaletos on the current aspects of the Middle Eastern affairs and the trends shaping the region between the Eastern Mediterranean and the Hindu River, the most crucial geopolitical […]

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Global terrorism trends and challenges

Thursday, July 22, 2010 Comments Off

- Interview with Frederik P. Hitz conducted by Ioannis Michaletos,WSN Executive South East Europe, Coordinator South Eastern Office – Ioannis Michaletos: The current globalized era has revealed a multitude of perils regarding international security. Do you assess that international terrorism has become an even greater danger, and the efforts so far are not enough to […]

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Ex-Bosnia leader challenges extradition to Serbia

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 Comments Off

LONDON The extradition hearing of former Bosnian president Ejup Ganic got under way in London on Monday, with lawyers acting for Serbia stating he was guilty of a “clear war crime” and must face justice. Prosecutor James Lewis detailed Serbia’s claims that in 1992, Ganic helped mastermind attacks on a Yugoslav army officers’ club, then […]

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The coming population exodus from the Balkans to the EU

Friday, April 23, 2010 Comments Off

The EU in the end of 2009 took the decision of liberalizing the regime concerning visas by the citizens from several Western Balkan countries. It is also, widely discussed in Brussels, that after Montenegro, Serbia, Albania and Fyrom, Bosnia will also have a visa-free regime by mid-2010, followed perhaps by Kosovo within a couple of […]

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Southeastern Europe’s Chinese endeavors

Monday, March 22, 2010 Comments Off

Author: Ioannis Michaletos Over the past two years, the economic crisis has badly affected most states in the world and has caused quite a few financial hurdles for economies in transition, such as the ones in Southeastern Europe. In parallel, a notable development that is being formatted is the importation of Chinese capital through bilateral loans, […]

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Dr. Athanasios E. Drougos: “There is a requirement for a broader and joint counterterrorism strategy”

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Comments Off

An exclusive WSN interview with Dr. Athanasios E. Drougos, a senior defence and counterterrorism analyst and lecturer, conducted by Ioannis Michaletos, WSN Editor South East Europe Ioannis Michaletos: Since the attacks on the twin towers almost a decade ago, there was intense effort by international authorities to curb the flow of funds directed towards terrorist […]

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Organized crime in Central Europe

Friday, January 8, 2010 Comments Off

The Central Europe and especially the Czech Republic and Hungary, are used as centers for coordination, communication and conciliation between very powerful international crime syndicates, which have managed to install their HQs of their operations and gain access in the heart of the EU. Although it has not been a subject of special reporting by […]

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Organized crime in the Caucasus

Friday, November 27, 2009 Comments Off

Caucasus is traditionally seen as the geographical bridge between Europe and the Middle East and it is one of the focal regions in modern day global politics due to its sensitive placement within the reach of some of the most volatile, yet energy rich peripheries of Eurasia. Moreover it is a region, with a colorful […]

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Balkan developments: Clouds in a blue sky

Friday, October 16, 2009 Comments Off

The current situation in the Balkans reveals a worrying trend of political and security developments that may lead to renewed round of brinkmanship, even of conflict, between different countries and ethnic groups. Although, for the time being, the Balkan issues have not attracted the eye of the global media, it is of importance to note […]

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Terrorism in Greece

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 Comments Off

GREECE Recent news updates from leading Greek media citing commentary and exclusive information from high-level police and security circles indicate that arrests are underway regarding domestic terrorist groups that have managed over the past 5 years to launch impressive attacks against a variety of state, diplomatic and police targets. According to the reports there are […]

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Illegal immigration: A growing issue and the coming debate on Turkey’s role.

Friday, July 24, 2009 Comments Off

Greece over the past few years has become a source country concerning the entrance of an unspecified amount of illegal immigrants, mostly from Asian and African states, that enter mainly through the Greek-Turkish borders and with the complicity or indifference of the authorities of the neighboring country, despite the bilateral and international agreements that have […]

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The South Stream Pipeline and the Environmental Factor

Monday, July 20, 2009 Comments Off

The South Stream pipeline project is a complex technical endeavor which entails a wide array of factors, including that of environmental protection. The present assessment concerning South Stream’s environmental impact reveals opposing views from multiple actors vying for answers, concessions and influence alike. Furthermore, the South Stream project in terms of environmental research lacks any […]

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Opening of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Belgrade

Monday, July 6, 2009 Comments Off

The official opening of the department of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture (E.I.P.) will be held in Belgrade on Friday the 3rd of July, the President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias and the President of Serbia, Boris Tadic. The President of E.I.P, Professor George Babiniotis, gave a press conference reporting the purpose and the […]

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GREEK CONSIDERATIONS AND OBAMA’S TURKEY TRIP

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Comments Off

The developments that occurred over the past few weeks and after the end of the Gaza war, have showed to an extent that Turkey acquires a louder voice in the Middle Eastern affairs by promoting itself as the main Muslim power and in parallel trying to combine that with its ability of assisting the US […]

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Organized crime concerns in the Balkans

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Comments Off

The current global financial crisis couples with the perennial instability of the Balkans, and raises suspicions around the creation of much stronger organized crime groups that will be able to dictate their rules of the game to both local governments and international institutions. Already a trend emerges which has not be fully measured nor examined […]

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Emerging Water Industries in Greece

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Comments Off

Water management is attracting the attention of businessmen in Greece, especially when it is related to the water cycle and energy production. Dams, water transmission pipelines, water depots, and seawater desalination plants are all included in the five-year plan that the Karamanlis administration has relayed recently to the press, as a plan to develop this […]

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Kosovo could become regional energy centre, says Ahtisaari

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Comments Off

Regarding Kosovo’s prospects Ahtisaari noted that utilising its vast lignite reserves the country could become an energy production centre of the region. Budapest – Kosovo could become a regional centre for energy production, which could help the country tackle political problems, former UN Special Envoy for the Kosovo status process Martti Ahtisaari said at a […]

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THE EUROPEAN ISLAMIZATION PROCESS

Monday, June 22, 2009 Comments Off

Contemporary Europe steadily enters a historical course of Islamization, a trend of macro-historical proportions and of vital social, political and economic significance. The Islam is the unifying factor of more than a billion people, characterized by high birth rates, great devotion to their religious norms and canons, but also knowledgeable and experienced throughout of centuries […]

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