Ilijevski, Ice and Babanoski, Kire and Dimovski, Zlate (2016) THREAT OF TERRORISM TO THE BALKANS – TARGET FOR TERRORISTS OR SUITABLE GROUND FOR EXPANSION OF THEIR IDEOLOGY. University Goce Delchev – Shtip, Center for legal and political research, Stip, Macedonia. ISBN 978-608-244-353-9

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The specific geo-political and strategic position of the Balkans, as well as the many years of war, caused the appearance of new modern security risks, threats and hazards. In parallel with the spread of criminal activities within the illegal trade, the countries from the so called Balkan Route became convenient ground for the spread of nationalism, extremism and radical ideologies that contributed the penetration, positioning and mobilizing of the terrorist groups from the Middle East. Through a well organized ways and illegal border crossings, which in long term function in the Balkan region, can smoothly be done transfer of people with criminal backgrounds and supporters of terrorist targets. Such threats were not detected by the security institutions by the time, so the terrorist organizations have successfully installed and adjusted on the territory of the former Yugoslav states. In these countries, the terrorism finds support and cooperation from the Islamist fundamentalist movements. Exactly the current situation and the factors that enable and assist the terrorist ideology on the Balkans are the main focus of the analysis in the paper. Moreover, the paper seeks to identify the trends and the future prospects of these dangerous phenomena by analyzing the conditions with terrorism situation of the Balkan countries through publicly available reports by the international organizations, which present the situation with terrorism and terrorist organizations in the world. Considering the criminal activities through Balkan route, it is inevitable the identification of the challenges and the risks for the security of Europe and the world, resulting from the current refugee and migrant crisis, in order to introduce consistent control measures and prevent future planned terrorist attacks.
Key words: terrorism, terrorists, terrorism index, peace index, Balkan, Balkan Route

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Mr Mladen Kradzoski
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2019 08:48
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019 08:48

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