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The Italian Chapter of the Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies (MCIS) has created its own web site.
John M. Nomikos (RIEAS Director) delivered a lecture on: “Mediterranean Regional Intelligence Cooperation: Stabilizing Democracy in a Volatile Region?” at the Department of International Relations in the University of Indianapolis (Athens Campus), 14/10/2009.
John M. Nomikos (RIEAS Director) joined in the Editorial Board of the International Intelligence Ethics Association.

Δρ. Μαρία Αλβανού
(Εγκληματολόγος-Ειδικός σε θέματα τρομοκρατίας- Αναλύτρια στο RIEAS)

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11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2001: η πρωτοφανής σε μέγεθος και αντίκτυπο επίθεση των ισλαμιστών εξτρεμιστών στη Νέα Υόρκη ξεκίνησε ένα καινούργιο κεφάλαιο στη διεθνή τρομοκρατία και στην αντιμετώπιση της. Φέτος συμπληρώνονται οκτώ χρόνια από το χτύπημα στους Δίδυμους Πύργους και ο απολογισμός έχει να μας πει πολλά.

Καταρχήν- παρά τα όσα πίστευαν κάποιοι – οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες δεν κατέρρευσαν από το βαρύ πλήγμα. Αντίθετα, παρατηρήθηκε ανάκαμψη της χώρας με πρωτοφανή κοινωνική συλλογικότητα και αποφασιστικότητα απέναντι στον τρομοκρατικό κίνδυνο. Είναι χαρακτηριστικό ότι οι  εγχώριες ισλαμικές κοινότητες ήταν από τις πρώτες που καταδίκασαν την επίθεση και δήλωσαν πρόθυμες για συνεργασία με τις αρχές, προκειμένου να εντοπιστούν και να απομονωθούν εξτρεμιστικά στοιχεία. Δυστυχώς, η αμερικανική απάντηση στην 11η  Σεπτεμβρίου χαρακτηρίστηκε και από υπερβολές που αμαύρωσαν σε μεγάλο βαθμό το ηθικό υπόβαθρο της Δύσης.

Prof. Gregory F. Treverton is our New Member at RIEAS International Advisory Board. Prof. Treverton is
Senior Policy Analyst; Pardee RAND Graduate School, (USA). Prof. Treverton’s RAND Publications List
Dr. Philip H.J. Davis is our New Member at RIEAS International Advisory Board. Dr. Davis is Director at the Brunel Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (UK).

Yannis A. Stivachtis, "Searching for Jutice and Salvation: Islamic Fundamentalism as a Challenge to Western-Centric International Order: The Case of Al-Qaeda", RIEAS: Research Paper, No. 136, (October 2009).

 

The Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies (MCIS) was established at Madrid (Spain) on the 23rd of September 2009. John M. Nomikos (RIEAS Director) was elected as chairman of MCIS.  

RIEAS editorial pilfered, appears verbatim in Greek newspaper

On September 13, 2009, a weekly Greek newspaper carried a verbatim translation of one of our lead editorials that was published on August 23 under the title “Invisible 2”. The purported “author” of this “revelation” article was a person the newspaper identified as a former ambassador of Cyprus to Washington. 

We have no way of knowing whether the weekly newspaper knew that it was publishing our pilfered editorial. Since we are essentially old fashioned, we also dare say we hesitate to believe a former ambassador would stoop so low. We have already alerted the weekly Greek Newspaper senior editor. We hope he will act accordingly, find out exactly what happened, and publicly set the record straight.

We understand that it is increasingly difficult for any editorial staff to be able to catch cases as the above in the age of the Internet. Nowadays, depending exclusively on the honesty of authors is a weak defense. This present pitiful case of plagiarizing tells a lot about both the “writer” of the article, whoever he might be, and the cast-iron principles of our times.

We are glad to see our opinions re-published and re-distributed by others who find that our commentaries present thoughts worth wider dissemination. Our material is copyrighted, but open to re-publication provided a clear and prominent citation of the source is present. This is a basic courtesy that costs nothing.

 

 

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