GOVERNMENT OF THE BEST, NOT THE WORST -- NOW!
Copyright: Harris Ikonomopoulos on line
The majority of people in Greece today realize that the country's core problem is the absence of governing -- whether there is a government in place or not.
The recent first round of the French elections resulted in vote tallies very similar to those scored by Greek political parties in the May 6 election. The key difference though between France and Greece is that the former had a government in place following its second round of elections, two weeks after the first, while Greece still lingers in a political vacuum as its political parties quarrel over who can form a government. Imagine the instability and the panic in France itself and across Europe if the French were to emulate the Greeks. But France possesses a firm political system that provides administrations of steady life cycles, while Greece has nothing of the kind.
THE COMMUNICATION POLICIES OF THE ARMED FORCES AND THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS IN THE 21st CENTURY
(RIEAS Research Associate & Security Analyst & Doctoral Candidate in Security Studies)
The National Guard, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Cyprus have diachronically constituted the cornerstone in regards to the long struggle for national and physical survival of Cypriot Hellenism. National Guard is the spearhead in the defence of the Republic and must function as a strong, reliable and effective deterrent force against any third country or any non-state actor(s) that attempt to undermine the interests of the Republic of Cyprus. Over time, well-trained as well as strategically and operationally sufficient armed forces function as the strongest multiplier effect of the State and their most important role is to support the implementation of the strategic planning of governments as well as the implementation of the state’s external policies. This article will attempt to shed light on the serious defects in regards to the public display and communication policies of the Armed Forces and the Intelligence Service of the Republic of Cyprus and finally proceed with particular recommendations that will enable these Agencies to keep up with the developments and trends of the 21st century.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN GREECE DURING THE PAST DECADE (2000-2010)
(RIEAS Intern Student)
PS. Miss Dorothea Malousi completed a three month internship in RIEAS. She is a senior student at the University of Panteio, Athens, Greece.
Setting the scene
The pressures to migrate from the peripheral to the core countries are augmenting both on the supply and demand sides. On the supply side rampant political and economic crises along with the lack of prospects for a better life force people to move. As a result and as far as Greece is concerned this surge of immigration especially during the course of the past decade has brought Greece before a difficult and demanding situation that is now imperative to be dealt with by all parties concerned.... Read more
MCIS YEAR BOOK 2012
(RIEAS Senior Analyst & Deputy Director, Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies – MCIS)
The Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies (MCIS) is proud to announce the release of the “MCIS Yearbook 2012”. The Yearbook is the result of an extended engagement of Mediterranean countries and international scholars in a joint effort to advance graduate and postgraduate education and research in the field of Intelligence and Security studies, and to develop regional academic networking. The Yearbook reflects diverse theoretical approaches towards intelligence and security studies. The first issue contains scientific contributions in the following two areas of study: A) for the section on “Intelligence in action” we have decided for this year to focus it on cyber security and cyber defence, with interventions by Prof. Joseph Fitsanakis & Dr. Micah-Sage Bolden, Dr. Andrew Liaropoulos, and Mr. Anthimos Alexandros Tsirigotis; B) for the part on “Intelligence studies in the Mediterranean region”, we have chosen an interesting analysis on the development of intelligence studies in France, by Dr. Eric Denécé....... Read more
ΠΥΡΟ-ΤΡΟΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ – ΜΗΠΩΣ ΗΡΘΕ Η ΣΕΙΡΑ ΜΑΣ;
Η Aπειλή των Εμπρησμών Δασών ως Μελλοντικό Τρομοκρατικό Όπλο Μαζικής Καταστροφής
Robert Arthur Baird
United States Marine Corps
School of Advanced Warfighting
Marine Corps University
Marine Corps Combat Development Command
Quantico, Virginia, USA
Studies in Conflict &Terrorism, 29:415-428, 2006
Σχόλια: Γαλατάς Ιωάννης, Αναλυτής Ασύμμετρων Απειλών
International Advisory Board, RIEAS
Από τότε που γράφτηκε το παραπάνω άρθρο στο RIEAS πέρασαν τέσσερα χρόνια. Μεγαπυρκαγιές είχαμε πάλι το 2009 που ξεκίνησαν από τον Βαρνάβα και το Γραμματικό για να καταλήξουν στο διεθνές αεροδρόμιο Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος ενώ το 2010 μεγάλη πυρκαγιά που ξεκίνησε από τον Ωρωπό σάρωσε τον Βαρνάβα (και την μόνιμη κατοικία του γράφοντος) και έφτασε μέχρι την Εθνική Οδό και το Καπανδρίτι. Σημειώνεται ότι στην πυρκαγιά του 2009 μονάδες αντιαεροπορικών όπλων αναγκάστηκαν να μετακινήσουν, υπό τηλεοπτική κάλυψη, φορητές συστοιχίες πυραύλων σε ασφαλέστερες τοποθεσίες..... Read more
IQ2 DEBATE: “ΟΛΟΙ ΜΑΖΙ ΤΑ ΦΑΓΑΜΕ”
(Πρόεδρος, Ελληνο-Βρετανικό Εμπορικό Επιμελητήριο και του ΟμΊλου ΕΛΠΙΔΕΣ)
Παρακολουθείστε τις ομιλίες του κ Χάρη Οικονομόπουλου στην εκδήλωση Debate: “Μαζί τα Φάγαμε” (8:52 to 47:10 & 1:54:54 to 1:58:29) που οργανώθηκε από το IQ2 Intelligence. Read more
EUROPEAN TROIKA IS COMMITTING GENOCIDE AGAINST THE GREEKS
by Dean Andromidas
(Political Analyst, based in Germany)
Copyright: Executive Intelligence Review on line
Oct 14- It is official: The brutal austerity being forced on Greece constitutes genocide. A report appearing in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet reveals that Greeks are “losing their lives” because of the cuts in health care that are being dictated by the Troika, the debt collectors of the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.... Read more
THINK AGAIN: CURRENTS TRENDS OF ORGANISED CRIME IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE
By Alexis Giannoulis
(Research Associate, RIEAS & Independent Analyst)
There are a number of common misconceptions when it comes to analysing and scrutinising the issue and the relevant statistics of Organised Crime (OC) in a country or region. Those are usually linked to the overall economic situation of that country or region with special attention given to indicators such as unemployment, street and serious crime rates, GDP per capita and whether the country and/or region under examination is a “failed” one, as in a failed state in terms of upholding the democratic and economic principles of a liberal democratic country. ....Read more