BCSP Researcher Marko Savkovic analyzes the relation between NATO’s Smart Defence and European Union’s Pooling and Sharing.
This is the first study of public opinion in realization of civil society organization where the focus is on the perception of corruption in the police, citizens' personal experiences with corruption in the police and evaluation of the reforms of the police in this area.
BCSP Researcher Marko Savkovic analyses how financial crisis is affecting European spendings on defence and proposes possible alternatives.
This policy brief is result of a project of learning and exchange among the peer civil society organisations from Egypt (One World Foundation) and Serbia (Belgrade Centre for Security Policy) facilitated by PASOS. The cooperation took place over the period of a year starting in the second half of ...
The latest issue of Collection of Policy Papers propose answers on building safe community in Serbia, the position of the police in the new Criminal Procedure Code, and the role of ethics in policing.
I have a great pleasure to introduce to you a novel and different, fourth issue of the journal Western Balkans Security Observer. The difference is due to at least three reasons. The first is that the journal now has a new visual identity. We have tried to strike a balance between strict professionalism, on the one hand, and the refreshing creativeness of our young researchers, on the other. The binoculars are there to clearly perceive and confront the key security issues of the region. Furthermore, the editorship has decided to have four annual editions of the journal, as of January 2007, instead of six printed so far. Another novelty is found in the challenging and hot topics addressed by this edition. We, first, have two texts analysing the regulations on the expanding private security sector in Serbia and the causes behind its growth. One of the related key questions we will be facing in the future is whether this phenomenon is part of the solution or else a part of the problem of security. Increasingly tense political relations between Russia and the EU due to gas and oil supplies were a good enough reason for us to probe into the energy security of Serbia. In addition to private and energy security, increasingly present in the academic and political debate is also the topic of using biometric technology in security management. This edition offers an article explaining the characteristic features of the Serbian debate on biometric personal identity cards.
Along with several new topics, this edition also offers interesting views on some already broached issues. Thus, two articles deal with what could be done to improve the coexistence of Serbs and Albanians in the municipalities of Bujanovac, Preševo and Medveđa. Also, you could find everything you wanted to know about the policy of conditionality but did not know who to ask, in an article signed by a researcher of the Belgrade School of Security Studies. The third novelty is a column intended for reviews of websites and professional publications. Thus, this edition looks into one of the most important web portals addressing security.
Filip Ejdus, Executive Director of the Centre for Civil-Military Relations and Research Fellow at the Belgrade School of Security Studies