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In addition to publishing articles from its team of contributors, also provides brief coverage of a factual and sometimes analytical nature through its Research Service.

The Research Service (BRS) produces specially-designated brief reports, published under the BRS byline, that in many cases draw upon data and other information acquired from a network of human sources in the field.

The raw intel thus gathered is often enhanced during later editorial stages by the addition of open-source or other factual or contextual data, to make the final product more coherent and thus more useful for the reader.

The BRS helps us more effectively channel and utilize the sheer volume of unique information which regularly receives. It also helps to ensure higher levels of source protection, as an added layer of insulation for researchers operating in potentially dangerous areas, or for sources with diplomatic or other professional restrictions.

A further application of the BRS is to provide information of a simply factual or academic nature that would not necessarily work in other formats. The following list shows BRS articles in reverse chronological order. More items are being added from time to time. Research Service/ Published Documents

Macedonia’s 2014 Parliamentary Elections: Major Parties and Candidates (April 7, 2014)

Romania-Iran Bilateral Trade: Statistics, Contacts and Companies (November 23, 2011)

Upcoming Anniversaries in the Balkans: 2012-2016 (July 18, 2011)

NATO Operation Unified Protector against Libya Making Use of Greek Bases in Crete, the Peloponnese (March 31, 2011)

Montenegro Pushes for Exclusivity in Tourism Brand (July 28, 2010)

Exclusive: NATO Internal Investigation to End with Staff Transfer in Skopje (January 16, 2009)

Snow Descends on the Balkans, to the Relief of Ski Resorts (January 4, 2009)

Confronted with Greek Obstructionism, Macedonia Appeals for International Justice (November 17, 2008)

Power Strategies Emerge Amidst Kosovo Turbulence (February 29, 2008)

Slovenia Pledges Support for Croatia’s EU Bid, as Maritime Dispute Continues (February 9, 2008)

No New Church without a Mosque, Macedonian Officials Warned (January 27, 2008)

Romania Pressured by Brussels to Fix Agriculture Sector Payment Flaws, or Lose Funds (November 15, 2007)

Kosovo’s Apparently Suicidal Police Minders Power Down (July 7, 2007)

Exclusive: How the US Ordered Increased Activity against Macedonia’s Islamists after the Fort Dix Arrests (June 22, 2007)

Albanians in Tetovo Stunned by OSCE Official’s Call for Minority Language Obligations, but Government Fails to Capitalize (June 14, 2007)

Slovenian Intelligence Confirms Kosovo Link to Sandzak Arrests (April 19, 2007)

The Hague Reclaims Haradinaj as Protest Looms in Kosovo (February 26, 2007)

Ohrid Wahhabis Kill Man in Botched Village Exorcism (February 13, 2007)

Skopje Municipal Mayor Proposes Renaming Streets after NATO’s Kosovo War Heroes (January 27, 2007)

Wahhabis in Labunista Antagonize Locals, as New Details Emerge about Italian Arrests (January 5, 2007)

International Oil Companies Drawn to Untapped Oil Riches in Macedonia (October 22, 2006)

New Kosovo Violence as Possible Threats Predicted in UN Internal Document Loom (September 25, 2006)

Croatia Builds on Tourism Success with New Ryanair Routes, Increased Visits (August 20, 2006)

Prime Minister Gruevski Assembles Economic “A-Team” with New Macedonian Cabinet (August 15, 2006)

Official: New Macedonian Government to Exclude Ahmeti’s DUI (July 28, 2006)

Sofia Readies for Pivotal AMBO Oil Pipeline Meeting (July 25, 2006)

Gruevski Claims Victory for the Opposition Hours after Polls Close in Macedonia (July 6, 2006)

OSCE Official in Macedonia Arrested for Drug Smuggling in Italy (July 3, 2006)

An Explosive Start to Election Campaign in Macedonia (June 20, 2006)

Macedonia’s Parliamentary Elections: Key Data (June 7, 2006)

For Some Bosnian Muslims in Serbia, Ethno-music is Simply Satanic (June 5, 2006)

UN Errs on the Side of Hysteria in Macedonian Security Clearance Policy (May 18, 2006)

Milosevic Dead; Second Serbian Prisoner in Six Days to Die in Hague Captivity (March 11, 2006)

Police Shooting in Kondovo Scrutinized, Exploited (March 3, 2006)

Hague’s Website Uses Controversial Photo in Subtle Propaganda Bid (February 17, 2006)

Complexities Multiply in Greek Wiretapping Scandal (February 6, 2006)

Macedonian Opposition Unites, at Least for Election Dates (January 27, 2006)

Hajj Mayhem Claims Two Macedonian Lives, Injures Three Others (January 17, 2006)

Case Studies in Macedonian Decentralization: Challenges and Opportunities, Part 2 (December 20, 2005)

Case Studies in Macedonian Decentralization: Challenges and Opportunities, Part 1 (December 20, 2005)

The Word on the Street: Macedonians React to EU Candidacy Decision (December 18, 2005)

Rocket Attack, Grenades and Gun Battle- Kosovo’s Latest “Isolated Incidents” (December 9, 2005)

State Lottery, Sports Fraud Aiding Drug Money Launderers in Greece? (November 14, 2005)

Macedonia Gets a Guarded Welcome from the EU (November 9, 2005)

Malaysian, EU-Rejected Islamists Penetrate Macedonia (September 28, 2005)

Mujahedin Camps Spotted in Mountains Below Skopje, Newspaper Says (September 18, 2005)

Successes and Headaches Alike for Greece in Privatization Drive (September 16, 2005)

Getting to the Bottom of Kondovo: Conflicting Theories, Murky Motives (September 4, 2005)

Cretan Drug Lords Defend Fields with Land Mines, Albanian Armed Guards (August 29, 2005)

Turkey Purges Army of Islamists, Terrorism and Military Buildup Continue (August 9, 2005)

Bulgaria Enjoys New Foreign Investment, But EU Crisis Looms (June 4, 2005)

Georgievski: Xhaferi and I Had No Deal to Divide Macedonia (June 3, 2005)

Three Sporting Setbacks in One Week for Mayor Kostovski (June 3, 2005)

Macedonia Looks For Support on Name Issue, as Top Leaders Spar (May 18, 2005)

Balkan Countries Beset by Heavy Flooding (May 12, 2005)

EU-Bound Bulgaria Continues to Impress with its Mafia Killings (May 6, 2005)

Western Media Ignores Serb, US Memorials of Jasenovac Death Camp (April 20, 2005)

Mayoral Candidate Kostovski Accepts Penov’s Defeat, Questions Motives (March 30, 2005)

Macedonia’s Local Elections Finished- Almost (March 28, 2005)

Voting Problems in Roma, Albanian Villages Worry EU in Macedonia’­s Elections (March 2, 2005)

Croatian EU Accession Talks Clouded by Gotovina Issue (February 27, 2005)

Russia to Pay Off Macedonia Debt with Skopje Gas Pipeline (February 23, 2005)

Sibel Edmonds: FBI’s Compromised Security Damages Turkey’s Security, Too (February 3, 2005)

Serb Villagers Defend Wildlife from UK Mining Giant (February 1, 2005)

AMBO Trans-Balkan Pipeline Agreement Finally Signed (December 29, 2004)

Albania’­s Strela Missiles Meant for New Macedonian Conflict Zones (December 29, 2004)

Current Tactics of al Qaeda-linked Groups in Macedonia, Kosovo (December 20, 2004)

New Government, Old Problems in Macedonia (December 17, 2004)

Journalism Pressure Group Defends Macedonian Media Over Kondovo (December 17, 2004)

Pilots Not Responsible in Trajkovski Crash, Prosecutor Says (December 10, 2004)

Test of Strength in Kondovo: Can Ahmeti Keep the Peace? (December 6, 2004)

In Kondovo, Mujahedin Claims Echo Old Fears (December 5, 2004)

Clean up Kondovo, Opposition Urges as Situation Bubbles Along (December 5, 2004)

America Recognizes Macedonia by its Constitutional Name (November 4, 2004)

Macedonian Street Justice for Sketchy Iraq Subcontractor (November 1, 2004)

Oil: Bulgaria Talks Transit, Greece and Macedonia Make Up (October 14, 2004)

Referendum Drive Begins Amidst Veiled Threats (October 11, 2004)

Bulgaria Enlarges Its Airspace, Balkan Militaries Expand (September 27. 2004)

Bulgarian Mom Blames US for Son’­s Death, Danger Remains for Iraq Contractors (July 23, 2004)

Skopje Investigators Wary of Salafi Influence (July 5, 2004)

Goshev Elected as New Governor of National Bank (May 22, 2004)

Skopje Adds Summer Air Routes to More European Cities (March 24, 2004)

Bulgaria To Become Regional Air Leader Amid Privatization Plans (March 24, 2004)

Campaigning Begins for Macedonian Elections (March 23, 2004)

The Greeks and Their Elections (Part 2) (March 14, 2004)

The Greeks and Their Elections (Part 1) (March 14, 2004)

US Troops Lead Top Secret Anti-Terror Exercise in Greece (March 10, 2004)

Socialists Swept from Power in Greek Elections (March 7, 2004)

Down-to-the-Wire Elections Conclude in Greece (March 7, 2004)

Bulgartabac Privatization Gets Back On Track (February 23, 2004)

Bosnian, Serbian Breweries Attract International Interest (February 22, 2004)

Business Breakthroughs Help Bulgaria Pull Ahead (February 21, 2004)

Massive Snowstorm Shuts Down Greece (February 21, 2004)

Major Foreign Investment for Skopje’­s SAEM Exhibition Center (January 30, 2004)

Rogue Newspaper Arrives in Skopje (January 26, 2004)

Contenders Emerge in Bulgaria’s Tobacco Privatization Bid (October 16, 2003)

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