Scenario on Counter-Terrorism

Rajkovcevski, Rade and Dimovska, Elena (2019) Scenario on Counter-Terrorism. In: Black Swan Events on NATO’s Eastern Flank. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - E: Human and Societal Dynamics, 143 . IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 41-43. ISBN 978-1-61499-945-4

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From the early 1990s onwards, many foreign Muslim charities, mainly Arab-based, found their way into the region using the lack of political and economic stability resulting from the fall of socialism and transition period followed by reduced capacities of the security services for monitoring the suspicious activities addressed against homeland security.
Most of these organizations were benevolent and had no ideological intentions. Unfortunately, some more radical organizations managed to hide behind this inflow to set up their presence in the Balkans and then tried to gain followers. Their vast financial resources helped them to reach the mainly poor communities, which were their targets. They found situated the communities where there is a lack of state’s sovereignty due to increased inter-ethnic tensions. It was a fertile ground for radical-oriented organizations to spread extremist ideas within the local and religious environment, mainly based on radical extremism and ideology.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Prof. Rade Rajkovchevski
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2020 20:23
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:33

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