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Energy Security of the Balkan States: Is there any alternative to Russian gas?

April 5, 2016 –  Dušan Proroković, Katehon –  Energy security is an expression used every day but one which we cannot precisely define. In political theory and security studies, is there no clear answer to what energy security means? In the famous classification of Barry Buzen, there are five security sectors: Societal security, Political security, Environmental security, Military security and Economic security. […]

A Hot Summer in the Balkans

October 28th, 2015 –  Fort Russ – By: Stevan Gajic – exclusive submission by the author, from Katehon – edited by: Joaquin Flores [With several countries in the Balkans experiencing  instability, a combination of both real and contrived political issues, ranging from economic to Islamic terrorism, threaten to shake-up this historically volatile region. – . JF. ed […]

Reaching for the Balkans: Russian geo-strategy in South-Eastern Europe

October 9, 2015 – Sergey Baranov, PolitNavigator –  Translated for Fort Russ by J. Arnoldski “The return of Russia to the balkans via Novorossiya and Moldova” The current strategy of Russia in Eastern Europe is based on the recognition of the status-quo following defeat in the Cold War and the attempt to establish relations with the […]

“Romania can count on NATO” says Secretary General in Bucharest

July 3rd, 2015 NATO Newsroom  “Fascinating photo: Romanian guards in pre-1914 Franz Lehar-type operetta costumes . . . royal nostalgia, while NATO is happily digging their graves . . .” – Luciana Bohne In a visit to Bucharest on Thursday (2 July 2015), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Romania for its considerable contributions to […]

Joaquin Flores: The Failures of the Enlightenment [video]

June 3rd, 2015 Fort Russ Staff [Editor’s note – this segment is an original edit from a three part informal talk.  It is not meant to explore every facet, and only presents some information and opinions.  Additionally other parts were removed from the three parts, and so the full meaning is not present.  This edit […]

Intel from the future: Russia must learn to fire Macedonian style

May 22, 2015 Sergey Chelemendik Translated by Kristina Rus Nikolay Starikov: My good friend, Russian writer and Slovakian politician Sergey Chelemndik wrote about his thoughts on the Macedonia issue. In May 2009 in the city of Skopje, I became an unwitting witness to a bit of a strange sociological survey. At a reception at the palace in […]