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Ramadan Ilazi

Ramadan Ilazi is currently serves as the head of research at the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies. He holds a doctorate in politics and international relations from Dublin City University in Ireland, and a master of letters in peace and conflict studies from St. Andrews University in Scotland. Previously, Ilazi held the position of Kosovo’s deputy minister for European integration (2015-2016), where he was involved in supporting the process of preparing a national plan for the implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union and developing the European Reform Agenda for Kosovo. His most recent book is “The European Union and Everyday Statebuilding: The Case of Kosovo” (Routledge 2022).

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From Crisis Management to Stability and Integration: Navigating Kosovo’s Security Landscape

Growing ethnic tensions in Kosovo have prompted changes in the country’s security landscape in recent years, leading to shifts in the roles of the Kosovo Police, Kosovo Security Force (KSF), and NATO's Kosovo Force (KFOR). Kosovo’s defense and law enforcement apparatus has evolved, from the legal frameworks governing the Kosovo Police's autonomy to strategic advancements in the KSF. The country is particularly seeing ethnic tensions in the north, where a terrorist attack on the village of Banjska in September 2023 has had severe repercussions. 

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