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Ioannis Syrigos, PhD
(Interactive Media Consultant)

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Social Media remains a hot topic nowadays. It is expanding exponentially, connecting more and more people together from all over the world.  Its power to unite has the potential to bring radical changes to the current climate of economic despair facing Greece by drawing together the Greeks of Diaspora as a powerful force.

The Power of Social Media

If we try to define social media, we would say that it is a group of Internet based applications that allow users to interact and communicate using multiple forms of media (text, voice, images, videos and more). At the same time it is constantly evolving and shifting to adjust more to people’s needs and activities.  But just as social media adjusts to our needs, so too do we need to adjust to social media – it is taking the world by storm whether we are ready for it or not. 

CHENG, Yu-Chin

(Lecturer, Institute of Political Studies, Charles University in Prague
Director of European Office, Defense Technology Monthly Taiwan)


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Introduction
After collapse of Soviet Union, the communist regimes of the satellite countries in the CEECs (Central and Eastern European Countries) have been thrown away as well, and that matters both the change of political and economic systems as well as security sectors. Among the CEECs, Czech Republic is the unique case while facing political and economic revision, and so is its security service. In this article, the BIS (Counter-Intelligence Service) is the subject to study, and it is very meaningful to observe what change will come up after the new bill into enforcement in 2012.

Dr. Nikos Deniozos
(Commodore, Hellenic Coast Guard (ret.)

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 When in 2004 Greece was living the “triumph” of Olympic Games, nobody was believing, or in the worst case was less optimist, that the wave of clandestine immigrants which was grown to gigantic dimensions with increasing rate, would constitute the triggering of a series of problems creation which would converse the country in a multicultural caricature. The temporary “disappearance” of illegal immigrants crowd during the Games as it was quite natural didn’t solve the problem in question but on the contrary it was escalated. The numerous political leaderships were proved due the time, unable to perceive that the incubation of snake’s egg under the form of tolerance of the concrete situation, created not only questions concerning the destruction of social fabric as well as the social cohesion, for example the Athens down town’s ghetto establishment, but furthermore, was the cause in order to be come up matters regarding the criminality increase and security deficit as well. Of course the words of an ex minister of Public Order will be unforgettable, who via TV broadcasting, was thanking clandestine immigrants because they preferred Greece. Thus the country was been drawn in the maelstrom of the matter in question, unable to face it with, effectively.

Thalia Tzanetti
(RIEAS Senior Analyst)

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Yet one more impressive terrorist attack shook Athens today. The target this time was a court building, and, although the attack claimed no victims, the damage was widespread and publicly very visible, sufficient to create the terrorising effect that the perpetrators intended and to serve as a warning of possible future terrorist capabilities.

Thalia Tzanetti
(RIEAS Senior Analyst)

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Yet one more impressive terrorist attack shook Athens today. The target this time was a court building, and, although the attack claimed no victims, the damage was widespread and publicly very visible, sufficient to create the terrorising effect that the perpetrators intended and to serve as a warning of possible future terrorist capabilities.

Nikolas Stylianou
(RIEAS Research Associate – Security Analyst)
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Since the 1974 Turkish invasion, the Republic of Cyprus has been held hostage of Turkey’s expansionary policy and aggressive behavior. For nearly four decades now, the Republic of Cyprus is trapped in an imbalance of military power distribution between the former and Turkey. Hence, Cyprus is de facto obliged to maintain a close military cooperation with Greece in order to alter the negative status quo and imbalance of power. Besides this, over the past few years Cypriot state faces incidents that come to indicate the need for modernization of its Intelligence infrastructure in order to keep up with the changing security environment on the island.

Georgios Protopapas
(Journalist and RIEAS Research Associate)

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The USA foreign policy is undoubtedly playing a predominant role in the formation of balance of power in the Balkans and the Middle East. Kosovo and Kurdistan are two most vivid examples of the USA interference in the regional security. Read more 

Aya Burweila
(RIEAS Senior Analyst)

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On October 1, 2006, on occasion of Eid Al-Adha, the leader of the Bosnia’s Islamic community, Mustafa Ceric had the following recommendations for the European Union:
   
“Europe has no choice but to begin the process of institutionalizing Islam…to integrate into European society as dedicated Muslims and good citizens of the European Union, Europe must open itself to Muslims and look beyond the fear-provoking image’ to see the ‘spiritual and cultural face of Islam.’ 

Marcus A. Templar, MA, MSc
(Instructor of Public Policy and Counter-Terrorism)

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In Business Law, the principle nemo dat quod non habet means that no one may give what one does not have; nevertheless, this principle goes a little further.  This rule stays valid regarding stolen goods, even if the bona fide purchaser does not know that the seller has no right to claim ownership of the object of the transaction.  Thus if goods are stolen, the buyer does not get ownership even if there was no indication that they were stolen.  Accordingly, the consequence of the above principle is that a person who does not own property, that is a thief, may not confer the stolen property to another person except with the true owner’s permission.  The same applies in International Law.

Some six years after a Greek anti-terrorism tribunal convicted 15 operatives of the deadly November 17 terrorist group the case is far from closed. Key questions remain unanswered while a handful of operatives and collaborators who played a vital role in identifying high value targets for one of Europe’s deadliest terrorist groups remain at large. Read more

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