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Security Challenges to the Critical Infrastructure in the Western Balkans: The Case of Macedonia

Metodi Hadji Janev

‚ Military Academy, Macedonia


Recent terrorist attacks on infrastructure, systems and services that they provide for modern societies’ wellbeing have urged many countries to reconsider their national security strategies. These, asymmetric, network-based and unconventional threats from non-state actors have challenged Western Balkans security due to the process of transition and active involvement in the global war on terror. To be effective in critical infrastructure protection Macedonia like the rest of the Western Balkans Countries needs effective strategy that will ensure centralized planning and decentralized execution focused not just on defense against immediate threats or criminal prosecution after the fact, but on regional cooperation and preventive measures as well. Therefore, authorities need to coordinate, facilitate and stimulate all stakeholders in this process including private sector.


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Metodi Hadji-Janev (PhD) was borne 15 June 1976 in Stip Macedonia. Lieutenant Colonel Metodi Hadji-Janev (PhD) had spent almost 12 years of service as Special Forces officer in Macedonian Special Forces. In 2003 LtC Metodi Hadji-Janev (PhD) was deployed as commander of Macedonian Special task forces in Iraq.  He is the author of the book “Iraqi Freedom: The Road to Babylon” and author of numerous articles related to the International law, organized crime and international terrorism. Since January 2011 Hadji-Janev (PhD) has been assigned as the head of Social science department at the Military Academy in Skopje and Co-director of Intelligence sharing course in NATO Center of excellence-Defense Against Terrorism in Ankara Turkey.