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nato17Jan Ballast (MA)
(Senior staff member, involved with foreign intelligence, mission support and national security, working for the Ministry of Defence of The Netherlands. He has held numerous analytical and operational positions in both The Hague and missions abroad).

Copyright: http://www.ndc.nato.int - Research Division –NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy, No. 140, September 2017.

Since its establishment, NATO and Intelligence have been ‘a contradiction in terms’, as a CIA researcher coined it in 1984. Different languages, cultures, capabilities and infrastructures proved to be structural constraints. To make things worse, issues like lack of a common threat perception, differing national interests, and political distrust prevented NATO’s national services from sharing with the Alliance as a whole. Recent military missions in North Africa and the Middle East have underlined NATO’s problematic intelligence-sharing apparatus and, besides calls for synchronizing the flow of strategic and operational information, the need for coordinating the many different and inefficient intelligence structures of the Alliance has become apparent. We hope you enjoy this paper that provides a glimpse into bureaucratic politics and Alliance intelligence operations. - Jeffrey A. Larsen, PhD, Director Research Division--....  Read more

call13aThe topic of the next issue (December 2017) of the Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI) is “Cross-domain approaches to intelligence analysis.” This issue will address new insights on intelligence analysis by bringing together multi-sector practitioners. This special issue aims to publish empirical and review/synthesis papers in relation to intelligence analyses’ new challenges, needs and tools. Perspectives from the academic, government and private sectors that address practical and theoretical issues regarding the analytical process are expected to provide a collective volume aimed at identifying common grounds for a cross-domain collaborative debate. Read more

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In 2013, RIEAS has founded the Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI). The ninth issue (June 2017) focuses on “The Intelligence – Law Enforcement Nexus in the Current Global Security Environment: Lessons Learned and Best/Worst Practices.” Read more

immigration10Research Institute for European and American Studies
Newsletter on Immigration to Greece
Editor: Ioannis Kolovos

Greeks’ views towards immigrants remain negative
According to an opinion poll conducted for think-tank “Dianeosis”, 49% of Greeks view immi-grants negatively, 88.3% of Greeks consider that there are “too many” immigrants in the country, 64.4% think that immigrants contribute to increased criminality and 58% that they increase unemployment.

The relevant article (Kathimerini, 5/3/2017) can be read in full here (in Greek only)

Greek population shrunk
Low birth-rate and outward migration due to the economic crisis have resulted in the shrinking of the population of Greeks by almost 200,000 since 2011.

The relevant analysis (Efimerida ton Syntakton, 8/3/2017) can be read in full here (in Greek only)

intelcover17The CHANTICLEER INTELLIGENCE BRIEF (CIB) at Coastal Carolina University (USA) is pleased to announce the publication of the second issue of The Intelligence Review, a compendium of useful analytical forecasts by CIB analysts, which relate to some of the most pressing questions in global security today. The volume is the product of a year-long collaboration between the CIB and the European Intelligence Academy (EIA), a network of intelligence studies scholars, specialists and students, who are dedicated to promoting international collaboration in intelligence scholarship and research.

In this volume, eleven CIB analysts tackle some of the most pressing and timely questions confronting intelligence observers today. Topics range from the price of oil to political stability in Venezuela, from the territorial cohesion of Iraq to the future of the Islamic State, and many other pressing subjects that feature daily in news headlines. CIB analysts propose carefully crafted and informed forecasts that outline future developments in some of the world’s most unpredictable hot spots.

The second issue is edited by CIB Faculty Mentor Dr Joseph Fitsanakis and includes a foreword by EIA Director Dr John Nomikos. Read more

 

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