The Reports section contains analysis, studies and other deliverables made by the I2DS2 team. The reports could be self-grounded or based on orders received from partner organizations.
I2DS2 products can be strategic, phenomenon or trend forecasts, security diagnoses, case studies and other analysis materials developed based on established or own methodologies, adapted to the requirements and objectives of the analysis.
Our areas of expertise: national security, European and Euro-Atlantic security, international security, international affairs, information analysis for national security, information analysis for business, security of organizations, private security, physical security, cybersecurity, intelligence for competitiveness in business, risk management.
Analyzes and opinions
A first round of talks and, implicitly, the long-awaited resumption of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo took place in Brussels on 15 June. It is the first official meeting of Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić with Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti. However, at the end of this meeting, the contradictory interpretations and position differences between the two parties remained.
Analyzes and Opinions
2021 is a year with many expectations and decisions that will impact the future of all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all humanity amid globalization and the rapid transmission of both information and the SarsCov-2 virus. The nationalist policies emergence paradoxically overlaps with the internationalization of the phenomenon through social networks and online media, producing the radicalization of positions that had previously coexisted peacefully in a competition generating progress.
Reports on the proliferation and commercialization of military and dual technologies bring to the attention of specialists and the general public the latest developments in innovation in the field, with an emphasis on the security and defense implications of their development, distribution and use.
Analyzes and Opinions
The theme of the future of political entities in the Western Balkans and a possible reconfiguration of their borders has reappeared in the public sphere. An eloquent example of this is the discussions on this topic organized by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, ISPI, and moderated by Tim Judah, Balkan correspondent for The Economist and chairman of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.
The recent Joint Declaration of the North Atlantic Council (April 14, 2021) on the beginning of the withdrawal of military forces from the Resolute Support Mission on May 1, 2021, was a good opportunity to commemorate some early moments of the longest military campaign, from the history of the modern world against the greatest scourge of the beginning of the millennium. Terrorism.
London recently published the Integrated Review of Security, Defense, Development and Foreign Policy of Great Britain (16.03.2021) prepared under the baton of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The document sets out key policies for internal and external action in the areas of reference at least until 2030 - with a touch dedicated to the 2025 stage, and reflects the political will to exploit the "historic opportunity" of leaving the EU and thus regain "increased independence". ”To maximize national capacity for action and resilience. With clear objectives of strengthening the British state's sovereignty, prosperity, and security in the long run.
Annual report on NATO activity in 2020
NATO's SG stressed that developing a strong transatlantic link is the only way for allies to deal with the high risks and complicated external security threats facing Europe and North America (aggressive actions by Russia and China, international terrorism, attacks complex cybernetics, disruptive technologies, etc.). As such, it is necessary to re-consolidate the political unity of the transatlantic link, the commitments of collective defence and deterrence, to solve all common problems of allied security.
International security assessments provide a concise analytical perspective on the main politico-military events with an impact on international relations and security, viewed through the prism of national security interests of our country.
The evaluations are included in daily bulletins (daily monitor) organized on sections starting from the geopolitical imprint of Romania, in order to offer rationality to some international dynamics and forecasts of interest for the strategic decision act.
February 12, 2020
The forecast of the security environment from the perspective of 2040 provides a representation and interpretation of the nature and distribution of threats to Romania's national security to be managed in national defence by 2040. The emphasis is not on expressly naming the origin of the threat, on the premise that future capabilities for national defence must respond to concrete types of threats, regardless of their source, and be sufficient in the categories of missions arising from alternative security scenarios, regardless of the names of opponents.
The influence of emerging and disruptive technologies on the organization and use of the Armed Forces
March 4, 2020
The development of military technologies and the future of the super- ... ultra- ... hyper- ... technological arsenal of the great powers are topics that fascinate defence analysts and war futurologists.
The report calls for initiative and action to create a unitary national framework in the field of emerging and disruptive military technologies, resulting in a comprehensive vision and a coherent process that capitalizes on innovative ideas and capitalizes on solutions for the smart incorporation of these technologies into the national defence ecosystem by 2040.