Our Current Focus
CYBER CRIMES AND INFLUENCE CAMPAIGNS
With technological advancement and global digitalization, the threats in the cyber domain are exponentially growing and it applies equally to governments, business corporations, and individuals.
The new face of warcraft - the hybrid warfare; disinformation and influence campaigns, crimes against corporations, identity thefts, and their multilayer nature are on focus for the IIMSR team working in this domain.
SECURITY IN THE BALKANS
The process of gradual integration of the Western Balkan countries into the EU is ongoing for more than a decade but apart from Europe, there are already other active players that have interests in the region.
In this vector of analysis, the IIMSR is investing its intellectual capacity to study the political events and outline their security meaning for the continent.
Another focus of our interest are the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea with their critical geopolitical and economic importance.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND NEO-NAZI PARTIES
Illegal immigration and all the challenges it imposes on the hosting countries fertilize the soil of far-right nationalistic movements to blossom, recruit people and threaten the stability of the states.
In this dimension, our researchers, and experts are involved in studying the development of such movements and the correlation with the presence of refugees and illegal migrants. What are the nationalistic campaigns based on? What messages do they send? What tools and methods they use? All these questions are part of the subjects of our research.