In this policy paper is assessed the possibility and is recommended the adoption of an administrative approach to fighting organised crime, as a separate policy but combined with other approaches to be used as a tool in efforts to combat crime, justice and improved security. The particularity of this approach is that, in addition to implementation at the national...
Since 2005 Albanian authorities have been able to use digital technology to conduct lawful interception of multiple targets and multiple communication devices. This trend has been driven by the need to keep up with effective investigation of crime, as the technology in the field of telecommunications has constantly developed. However, the effectiveness of such policy remains questionable as pointed...
"The Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Tirana organized on 5 July 2018 seminar “National Security Policymaking and Strategic Culture: European and Albanian Perspectives”. The aim of this seminar was to present the concept of the strategic thinking and culture and its importance, and to contribute to the building of strategic culture in...
The Albanian Coordination Centre for Countering Violent Extremism organised on June 4th, 2018 the Western Balkans Regional Conference on “Countering Violent Extremism Together: Partnering for Success". The objective of the conference was to foster the partnership and cooperation among the Western Balkan countries by bringing together key stakeholders and raising awareness on the need to develop community oriented approaches...
This paper provides a critical viewpoint on the governance of Islam in Albania. Governance is understood as the relationship between state intervention and societal autonomy. The findings suggest that the governance of Islam in Albania is largely based on societal autonomy. The paper argues that this mode of governance, which has evolved since the end of the communist regime,...
Since the end of the cold war Albania and Turkey have developed a close security relation. This relation has been driven mostly by Turkey’s policy approach towards the Balkans and Albania’s need for a reliable security partner in the region. However, over the last decade Turkey has shown its readiness to pursue policies that are not always compatible with...
In the post cold period intelligence reform has been driven by the democratisation of intelligence and the introduction of norms and values that stand for the respect of fundamental human rights and civil liberties and the need for effective and timely intelligence to counter the new emerging threats. This paper analyses the intelligence reform in Albania by examining (1)...
CSDG Executive Director contributed to the experts’ meeting of the working group on extremism, populism, nationalism and xenophobia of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament. In the panel on “Radicalisation and the foreign fighter phenomenon in the Western Balkans”, chaired by MEP Knut Fleckenstein, he gave a presentation on the topic of “Islamic fundamentalism in Albania”.
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CSDG’s Executive Director comments given to the national broadcaster Top Channel on the increased influence of Russia in the Balkans. http://top-channel.tv/2017/03/19/alarmi-nga-rreziku-rus-ne-shqiperi-tentohet-skenari-maqedonas-apo-malazez/