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Dorothea Malousi
(RIEAS Intern Student)

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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


Stefania Ducci
(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

RIEAS publishes the Hellenic Police Newsletter (January 2012)

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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

Χάρης Οικονομόπουλος
(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

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by Dean Andromidas
(Political Analyst, based in Germany)

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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

By Alexis Giannoulis
(Research Associate, RIEAS & Independent Analyst)

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Historical background

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

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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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.


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