The Review of International Affairs (RIA) Journal Archive

The Review of International Affairs (RIA) Vol. 63 No. 1147/2012


Computer Fraud as a Part of Contemporary Security Challenges
Željko Bjelajac, Jelena Matijašević, Duško Dimitrijević
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2012 63(1147):5-21
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In the present conditions of life, there is no area of human activity in which computers have found their application. Computer frauds are, by nature, certainly the nearest commercial crime, and make it illegal to obtain economic benefits. Computer fraud in the Criminal Code of the Republic of Serbia is prescribed as an individual criminal act and is covered by Article 301 Criminal Code. Surveys based on the data of the Special Prosecutor for cyber crime established in the Higher Public Prosecutor’s Office in Belgrade, and the period in 2008, 2009 and 2010, it was found that the offense of computer fraud in the present practice of the judicial authorities of the Republic of Serbia. Based on the analysis of the number of criminal charges by year, there is an evident increase in detection of computer fraud offenses compared to other crimes in the area of cyber crime.
New Challenges of the Regional Police Cooperation Within MARRI Initiative
Sergej Uljanov, Dragan Đukanović, Mina Zirojević
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2012 63(1147):22-32
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Due to the fact of perspective European integrative process of Western Balkans the authors focus their attention to the importance of Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI) as the specific form of the regional police cooperation. New challenges of the MARRI initiative are considered combating illegal migrations, harmonization of the national legislative frameworks regarding the EU asylum policy and the solving of the problem on refugees and displaced persons in the region of Western Balkans. The crucial support for the MARRI initiative is to be provided by the international organizations as: UNHCR, IOM, INTERPOL, OSCE, EUROPOL, FRONTEX and SELEC, as well the support from the MARRI Member States is tremendous and crucial for the initiative and for its ownership; it must be mentioned. Western Balkans countries are to implement bilateral agreements in the fields of legal and illegal migrations, asylum and refugees’ status being challenged by the phenomena of people smuggling, trafficking in human beings, drug and weapon smuggling, travel documents forging and the other forms of transborder crime. Speeding up of the EU accession process of Western Balkans states will enable overpowering of the MARRI’s challenges by finding out adequate ways of enhancing regional police cooperation.
The Arab Spring as A New Form of Political Overturn
Marko Parezanović
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2012 63(1147):33-50
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“The Arab Spring as a New Form of Political Overturn” is a research thesis analysing revolutionary processes that have spread across Arab countries in North Africa and the Middle East since December 2010. Along with introductory considerations and conclusions, two additional thematic units are also in theoretical terms laid out in the thesis, the one being related to conditions that contributed to creation of revolutionary processes, while the other one is focused on the manner in which these revolutions have been executed. In a certain way, the thesis also aimed to identify the political parallels that would at least in a certain segment bring together political opponents or help to overcome more specific long-term and continuous inter-state divergences in the region affected by the “Arab Spring”. The question arising throughout the thesis is whether a constructive dialogue in the most significant international circles could outweigh armed conflicts and bloodsheds, as well as whether democratic social relations and institutions of public international law would be able to resist the pressure of ever so intense political and security-related challenges.
Prevention of Women Trafficking
Mileta Milan Tomić
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2012 63(1147):51-66
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The purpose of this article is to review the prevention of women trafficking since there is no way to have complete prevention but only to alleviate it to certain extent. It can be done thanks to network planning i.e. prevention measures undertaken by various organizations such as the police, the State Prosecution and Courts, NGOs (“Safe home”, “Temporary house”), International Organization for Migrations (reintegration of women and children and repatriation), Social welfare services, counseling and educational workshops. In addition to above mentioned the role of media should be emphasized as well because cooperation with media on this sensitive issue is very important.
Phenomenon of Terrorism and its Financing
Kosta Sandić
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2012 63(1147):67-87
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The subject of this paper is the politicological aspect of the methods and techniques of preventing and combating terrorist financing through money laundering, based on the application of modern achievements in the methodology of political, criminological, legal, economic, sociological and history sciences, as well as the possibility of further capacity building of the society and political subjects in the successful organisation of detecting, understanding, analysing and undertaking countermeasures. The issue is primarily of intellectual nature and essentially refers to the area of insight in terrorist financing through money laundering, as follows: the existing knowledge on terrorism, the existing knowledge on money laundering, the existing knowledge on interrelations between these two social phenomena, the existing knowledge on the consequences of these phenomena, the existing knowledge on the methods and techniques applied in the processes of terrorist financing through money laundering, the existing knowledge on the policies and methods of implementation of the countermeasures of the international community and local communities aimed at combating these phenomena, security as a social phenomenon. Terrorist financing through money laundering has been defined as a very complex process of various relations established for the purpose of attempting or successfully obtaining or raising funds or assets, aimed at their use or with the awareness that they may be used fully or partially in the performance of a terrorist act, by terrorists or terrorist organisations. The subject of study are, therefore, the relations between the elements of the process of terrorist financing through money laundering based on modern politicological and methodological knowledge.
International Cooperation of See Countries — Case of CEFTA
Pero Petrović
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2012 63(1147):88-103
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The paper discusses the trade exchange of Southeast Europe. They emphasized the analysis of trade in the region with the world and trade exchange among members of CEFTA. The work includes a brief overview of the economic regional cooperation through agreements in the past and that the same differ according to the present. The aim is to identify trade and economic similarities between the countries of Southeast Europe. Through individual analysis of trade and economy of all countries, obtained more accurate picture of the region as a whole. Exchange of goods is rising but there is a large untapped potential for further expansion of trade in the region and with third countries. Many economists and politicians argue that the trade between countries of the Balkan region is among the most important aspects of the development of South Eastern Europe. There are several important points to this assertion, one of which is certainly the fact that by increasing the trade among each other, Balkan countries improve their economies and employee more people. Another aspect is that the Balkan countries that are not in the EU as of yet, are aiming to improve trade among themselves by lowering tariffs. This is the case with CEFTA agreement supported by the European Commission. Moreover, CEFTA members are essentially preparing themselves for the EU accession thus continuing the tradition of the original CEFTA, whose founding members are now in the EU. There is also the fact that by having a common market, the countries can improve domestic demand but also improve exports to the EU and to third countries.
A Selected Bibliography for Conflict and Economic Inequality
Nemanja Džuverović
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2012 63(1147):104-108


Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
Official Journal of the European Union
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2012 63(1147):109-123