Zhuliyan Zhelezov

Zhuliyan Zhelezov

Zhuliyan has obtained a Master’s degree in International Security and Law from the University of Southern Denmark. He has obtained a ‘Master of Laws’ degree from the University of Sofia ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’. He has specialized in counter-terrorism and international criminal justice at the University of Salford (UK). He has also specializations in international law and international relations from the University of Sofia ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’. He works in the field of anti-money laundering and the prevention of the financing of terrorist organizations. His main interests are in the field of contemporary conflicts: terrorism, counter-terrorism, insurgency, counter-insurgency, and hybrid warfare.
    • An unending cycle of violence

      The conflict between the Republic of Turkey and the Kurdish ethnic group in Turkey entered its third phase during the siege of Kobane in 2014. The Turkish government prevented the Kurds in Turkey from sending support to their militants who were fighting in Syria against ISIL at that time. This...
    • The added value of ethical reflection in policymaking in Poland

      In July 2017, the ruling party of Poland, the Law and Justice Party (PiS), tried to concentrate powers, effectively violating constitutional order, by promoting three controversial pieces of legislation. The first one would have granted the Minister of Justice power over the members of the Supreme Court, including the...
    • Climate change: the tyranny of today over tomorrow

      On 1 June 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, struck at the heart of humankind by withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. Per his argument, the Accord was “unfair at the highest level to the United States” and will inflict a “major economic...
    • Preserving the peace in Macedonia

      On 27th April 2017, around 200 Macedonian protesters broke through a police cordon and rushed into the parliament, using violence against the Members of the Parliament in dissatisfaction with the election of Talat Xhaferi, an ethnic Albanian, as speaker of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia. Among the...
    • Power, security, and due process

      Other than marking the commencement of his 4-year term, the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States signaled changes to the United States’ criminal justice response to terrorism, emphasizing security, and not due process. The nascence of Trump’s contentious politics intervenes in logics with...
    • Have we forgotten about Eastern Ukraine?

      At the Minsk Summit, on the 11th of February 2015, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France agreed to an immediate and full ceasefire in the Ukrainian districts of Donetsk and Luhansk and its fulfillment as of midnight, on the 15th of February 2015. A complete pull-out of...
    • Rules of war

      On the 23rd of January 2017, the Iraqi Security forces entered the last neighborhood in the eastern part of Mosul, approaching the end of the almost 3-month long battle against Daesh for clearing the eastern half of the city. At the moment, the Iraqi security forces are preparing to...
    • Know your enemy

      “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every...
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