Event: Saudi & UAE Opportunism - Captive States & the Arms Trade in South-Eastern Europe

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Tactics Institute for Security and Counter Terrorism is proud to present its second major report. Titled UAE/KSA Opportunism, Captive States & the Arms Trade in South-Eastern Europe, the report outlines the changing relationship between the EU and Balkans, highlighting the manufacture and sale of arms in the region. Powerful Gulf Middle Eastern states, engaged in proxy wars, have become the region's leading weapons customers. 

This event will discuss the content of this report and other related issues. 


Facilitator, Eleni Panayiotou

Eleni Panayiotou is a Media Professional with over 15 years experience specialising in online and radio journalism. She has worked in defence journalism for online media and was Project Co-ordinator for Eleni is Commissioning Editor of Tactics Institute. 

Brigadier-General Metodi Hadji-Janev 

Brigadier Hadji-Janev is a military security analyst and an Associate Professor at the Military Academy General Mihailo Apostolski in Skopje; the University of Goce Delcev in Stip, and an adjunct faculty member at Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University (ASU). BG Hadji- Janev specialises in the legal aspects of countering asymmetric, cyber, and hybrid-based threats, with an emphasis on critical information infrastructure and critical infrastructure protection. He has served as a co-director of four NATO SPS projects at NATO’s Center of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism.

Ivan Fischer 
Ivan Fischer is a foreign policy reporter and analyst writing for the largest Croatian daily, Jutarnji List; he is also Editor-in-Chief of Alpheus in Sight, the diplomatic newsletter. In his analytical work Mr Fischer focuses on hybrid warfare and disinformation campaigns in a geopolitical context. He has contributed articles major outlets including the Bulgarian Kapital and the European edition of Politico. Mr Fischer is a Thomson Reuters Foundation and Robert Bosch Stiftung alumnus, and a regional coordinator for the Bosch Alumni Network.

Aleksandar Srbinovsk
Aleksandar Srbinovski is a journalist with over 15 years of experience in print and electronic media as a writer, photojournalist, and info-graphics expert. Mr Srbinovski specialises in diplomatic, defence and security reporting in Macedonia and South-Eastern Europe. He has worked with Nova Makedonija, Newsweek, Europa, the Balkan Security Network Blic, Politika, University of Oklahoma, ABC News, Vecer, TV Sitel, UtrinskiVesnik and sport magazine Skok. He holds a BA in Journalism from the Universety of St. Kiril and Metodij, Skopje, and has continued his media training at the University of Oklahoma, USA.

Date: 17/09/2020 (Thursday)

Time: 18:00 (GMT)

Organised By Tactics Institute