Alfred Marleku

Alfred Marleku is a Doctor of Political Science and Professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics at UBT College, School of Political Science. He is the author and co-author of numerous scientific papers in the field of political science in relevant regional and international journals. In addition, he is the co-author of a series of strategic documents, mainly in the field of higher education. His research interests include, but are not limited to, international relations, small states and the process of state building. For more than 8 years he has been working as a project manager in various programs funded by the European Commission, USAID, the US Embassy and others, which mainly relate to higher education reforms in Kosovo, especially focusing on: research and development; brain drain; development of curricula, etc.

Why does the war in Ukraine has the tendency to last for many years?

Alfred Marleku


Wars between countries are some of the main threats that have a transformative impact on the international system and...

Cryptocurrencies as a Sanction Evasion Strategy?

Alfred Marleku


The specific nature of cryptocurrency ensures complete anonymity for users, and their decentralized structure of operation are unique features, which are in stark contrast to traditional state-controlled coin-operated...

The rhetoric of nuclear threats as a tool for conventional warfare

Alfred Marleku


Even in the past - especially during the Cold War - countries with nuclear capacity have, in certain cases, demonstrated their nuclear potential by using it as a deterrent or even a threatening element against other hostile...

The “nuclear” message from Russia to the rest of the world

Alfred Marleku


John Mearsheimer, a professor at the University of Chicago, in a 1993 article in Foreign Affairs journal, argued that giving up nuclear weapons was "unwise" and that "a nuclear Ukraine is necessary to maintain peace between Ukraine and...