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Vassilios Damiras
(Counterterrorism Expert based in USA)

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 The famous military terms counterterrorism and counterinsurgency dominated the political and military lexicons after the brutal terrorist attacks organized by al Qaeda against the Twins Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. Counter terrorism apply to military operation executed by U.S. Special Forces and unmanned Predator aircrafts. These Special Forces operations are specifically designed to capture or killed “high-value targets.”

 Counterinsurgency know as COIN is applied to incorporate to those military, political, paramilitary, economic, psychological, and civic actions taken by the U.S. Armed Forces to defeat insurgency. This combined approach and effort strongly requires a great number of ground troops for an extended period of time.

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Dr. Peter Becker’s Speech in the International  Intelligence History Association (IIHA) Conference: “Intelligence and Society” at the Akademie fur Politische Bildung Tutzing on 23-25 April 2010 in Munich, Germany Read more
 

M. Aynul Islam
(Curently VLIR Scholar at IOB, University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is also Assistant Professor of Political Science, Jagannath University, Bangladesh)

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Although the history of violence and conflicts in South Asia is longer than the nation-state, the religious militancy in the last decade has become a scourge, affecting development and security of its 1.5 billion people.

Dr. Dimitrios – Vassilios KOKKINOS

The recent achievements of Russian Hydrocarbon Diplomacy in June to sign common commercial agreements in Natural Gas with Azerbaijan and Nigeria highlight the problem of Europe’s security of Supply, in view of the continuously increasing need of Europe for imported Natural Gas and the diminishing number of reliable suppliers. This article by Dr. D. Kokkinos exposes with the author’s usual perspicacity the Gas issue for Europe, an issue that the author has deep and long expertise. Read more

The environments that undergo economical and commercial liberalization, the technology developments, the immigration flows, the porous borders-in combination with the increasing in numbers, list of “weak” states-create and constitute a “suitable” environment for organized crime organizations. In such cases, the national borders can be easily trespassed, the dividing line between legal and illegal activities becomes ambiguous and the ability of risks’ management is constantly improved. Read more

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