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balkan50Zlatko Hadžidedić
(Assistant Professor at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He received his PhD from the University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Political Science, his MPhil from the London School of Economics and Political Science and MA from the Central European University, Budapest. He served as political adviser to several Bosnian ministers and political leaders. His book Forced to be Free. The Paradoxes of Liberalism and Nationalism was published in 2012 by Deutscher Wissenschafts-Verlag (DWV).

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 24 April 2017.

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Foreign Affairs, a respected American foreign policy magazine, published in December 2016 an article under the title Dysfunction in the Balkans, written by Timothy Less. In this article the author offers his advice to the new American Administration, suggesting it to abandon the policy of support to the territorial integrity of the states created in the process of dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. Timothy Less advocates a total redesign of the existing state boundaries in the Balkans, on the basis of a dubious assumption that the multiethnic states in the Balkans (such as Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia) are to be regarded as inherently dysfunctional, whereas the ethnically homogenous states (such as Serbia, Albania and Croatia) are to be regarded as far more successful. Read more

acro15Peter Koenig
(an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a former World Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research, ICH, RT, Sputnik, PressTV, The 4th Media, TeleSUR, TruePublica, The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance)

Copyright: http://www.globalresearch.ca/open-letter-to-the-people-of-greece-you-are-being-slaughtered-before-the-worlds-eyes/5579023

Dearest and Esteemed People of Greece,

You are being slaughtered right in front of the world’s eyes and nobody says beep. Least the Greek elite. Your Government. A few, but a few too many, allow the slaughter because it doesn’t concern them. They are blinded by the false glamour of the euro and of belonging to the ‘elite class’ of the noble Europeans (sic!)....Read more

kosovophoto76Dr. Shaul shay (Col Res)
(Director of research of the Institute for Policy and Strategy and a senior research fellow of the International Policy Institute for counter Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzeliya (IDC), Israel. Dr. Shay was the deputy head of the National Security Council (NSC) of Israel.).

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publications date: 15 February 2017

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

The political solutions crafted by US and EU to the Kosovo crisis of the 1990s, were only temporary fixes that stopped the bloodshed but didn't solve the fundamental roots of the conflict. After 20 years the old hostilities and tensions are threatening again the stability of the region....Read more

romaniaflagRomania -Insider Analysis

Copyright: http://www.romania-insider.com/ Publication at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 5 February 2017.

Romania’s Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu announced on Saturday evening that the Government would revoke the emergency ordinance that changes the Criminal Code in an emergency meeting on Sunday. Some 140,000 people were protesting in front of the Government’s headquarters in downtown Bucharest when the PM made his statement. More people were going to the Victoriei Square. Read more

balkanmap(Who Needs Greater State Projects in the Balkans?)

Dr. Zlatko Hadžidedić

(Graduate of the London School of Economics )UK), a prominent thinker, prolific author of numerous books, and indispensable political figure of the former Yugoslav socio-political space in 1990s, 2000s and 2010s).

Note: Greece has not recognized “Macedonia” but only with its United Nations (UN) name as Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 2 January 2017

Ever since the end of the WWI, and especially since the end of the WWII, the UK official foreign policy line was nearly always the same, imperial - partition and division. Divide/atomize and rule (divide at impere)! Was it Asia, Latin America, Africa, Ukraine, Balkans or the Middle East – Pakistanization was the UK classical (colonial) concept, action and answer! With the Brexit at sight, seems that the Pakistanization (finally) came home...Read more

kos14Joseph Fitsanakis
(Senior Editor, IntelNews)

Copyright: https://intelnews.org Publication at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 10 December 2016

A German retiree living in Greece, who admitted in court that he was part of a network of German and other Western European residents of Greece recruited as spies by Turkish intelligence, has been jailed for 14 years. The 65-year-old man, who has not been named, was arrested two years ago in the southeastern Aegean island of Kos. He was born in Cold-War-era East Germany and worked as a locksmith before serving for 15 years in the East German National People’s Army. From 2009 to 2012, he lived in Turkey before moving permanently to Greece. Read more

euflag16By Tomislav Jakić
(Croatian journalist (TV and press), specialized in covering the international scene. He served for the most part of his 10 year in office as foreign policy advisor to the second President of the Republic of Croatia, Stjepan Mesić).

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 3 December 2016

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

After Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections (which was, by the way, a surprise only to those indoctrinated, seduced or simply bought), Europe, or to be more precise: the European Union is behaving like an orphan, abandoned by its strong father, whose hand it held and whom he(she) followed wherever he went. Europe does not know. Europe is asking. Europe has to know. Europe is warning. All this is addressed to the new leader who will take over the White House in mid-January next year. When we say “Europe” we think, it should be repeated, on the European Union, although the countries, just a few of them remaining, who are not already members of the EU are equally puzzled, they don’t know what to do and who will give them instructions for their behavior in the future....Read more

egyptitalyDaniele Scalea
(Geopolitical analyst, Director-general of IsAG (Rome Institute of Geopolitics) and Ph.D. Candidate in Political studies at the Sapienza University, Rome and he has written three books)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 25 September 2016.

The last, recent joint note of Italian and Egyptian attorneys on Giulio Regeni's murder shows that a good degree of cooperation in the investigation has been finally reached. Unfortunately that has required various months during which Egyptian transparency wasn't so high. Moreover, as the Italian attorney Pignatone has reminded, that underway is not a joint but a mere Egyptian investigation, to which Italian investigators are only collaborating. So, the chances that we will know one day who and why really killed Regeni are in the hands of destiny and of Egyptian judiciary. For now, it appears fallen at least the trail to the alleged gang of kidnappers killed by the Egyptian police last March....Read more

cyprus25Dr. Yiorghos Leventis
(Director, International Security Forum based in Cyprus)

Copyright: www.inter-security-forum.org Publication date at RIEAS web site: www.rieas.gr on 18 June 2016

Last Monday 13 of June, as the hot Mediterranean summer working day was here in Lefkosia drawing to a close, we received another unexpected blow (?) to our international standing if not reputation: our top diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis was defeated in his bid to be elected President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly. There is no doubt that the election of a Cypriot diplomat to the international organization's General Assembly top post would have meant a great boost for the battered semi-occupied Republic of Cyprus. ...Read more

nationalsec16Their Impact on National Security in the Coming Decades

Gregory R. Copley
(President of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA),
based in Washington, DC., USA)

Note: Gregory R. Copley delivered a speech at the John Naisbitt University Conference,
National and International Security: Contemporary Global Challenges, Belgrade: February 4, 2016

The world is undergoing a geopolitical restructuring and human transition on a scale which has not been seen for perhaps a thousand years. This in turn generates what appear to be unrecognizable social, technological, and geostrategic situations, resulting in policy confusion in most societies. Read more

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