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NewGhassanCopyright: https://almarsad.co/en/2019/12/17/nayed-meets-with-aguila-saleh-and-then-salame-and-williams-in-cairo/ Publication in RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 12/17/2019.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS), Dr. Aref Ali Nayed, met in Cairo today with Dr Ghassan Salamé, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Libya, Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), and Stephanie T. Williams, Deputy UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Political Affairs in Libya. During the meeting, Dr. Nayed presented two official copies of the open letters sent recently by the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) to UNSMIL, warning against the two MOUs concluded by the Tripoli-based government with Ankara, and confirming their illegality and voidness. Read more







Copyright: https://almarsad.co/en/2019/12/12/aref-nayed-erdogan-thinks-he-is-sultan-abdul-hamid-and-libya-is-an-ottoman-province-thanks-to-the-muslim-brotherhood/

Published at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 16 December 2019

Dr Aref Ali Nayed gave an interview on AlArabiya’s Panorama programme on Thursday 11 December 2019 on the Erdogan’s threat to send Turkish soldiers to Libya to support the GNA. Here is the full translation of the transcript of the interview: Read more

LIASOpenLetter9Copyright: https://almarsad.co/en/2019/12/14/lias-open-letter-to-salame-withdraw-recognition-of-the-presidential-council-and-the-gna/

Publication at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 16 December 2019

The Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS), given the current crisis facing Libya, issued today the following Open Letter to Ghassan Salamé, the Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). It calls UNSMIL to withdraw recognition of the Presidential Council and its government. Al Marsad publishes the English translation of the Open Letter in full. Read more

Copyright: https://almarsad.co/en/2019/12/09/speaker-of-the-libyan-parliament-to-visit-cairo-and-athens-to-call-for-end-of-un-imposed-regime-after-local-and-international-outcry/

Published in RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 9 December 2019.

Abdullah Blehiq, Spokesperson for the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), announced on Sunday that Chancellor Aguila Saleh, Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives will visit Egypt today, Monday, to convene with Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, Speaker of the Arab Parliament. Chancellor Aguila Saleh will also meet with Dr. Ali Abdel Aal Ahmed, Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives. According to Blehiq, the senior level parliamentary meetings will discuss the latest developments in the Libyan situation and, most importantly, the recent GNA-Turkey maritime boundaries and jurisdictions delimitation agreement. Read more

libya864Aya Burweila and John M Nomikos

Copyright: To cite this article: Aya Burweila & John M. Nomikos (2019) Libya and the New Axis of Terror: Reshaping the Security Theater in MENA and Europe, International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence, 32:1, 54-81, DOI: 10.1080/08850607.2018.1522226 - ISSN: 0885-0607 (Print) 1521-0561 (Online) Journal homepage: https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ujic20

The exponential expansion of Islamist groups in both numbers and geographic scope to Libya and Syria between 2011 and 2017, and the subsequent refugee crisis it sparked, has led to a rapidly deteriorating human security theatre in the Middle East, North Africa, and the European Union. Read more

libyaflaf97Copyright: https://www.liasinstitute.com - Published at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 1 December 2019.

Further to our previous open letters to the esteemed UNSMIL, particularly our letter dated 4 August 2019, the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS),.. Read more

Dimitris Kokkinosgulfpicture95
(Founder, Kassandros.gr)

Copyright © 2019 Kassandros, All rights reserved – www.kassandros.gr
Posted at RIEAS on: 22 September 2019.

The situation in the Gulf can only get worse if the sanctions are not lifted because Iran is feeling their enormous economic pressure. Iran is getting desperate and dangerous. Read more

gulfmap3Ehud Eilam
(Senior fellow with the Gold Institute for International Strategy. He has been dealing and studying Israel’s national security for more than 25 years. He served in the Israeli military and later on he worked for the Israeli Ministry of Defense)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 3 September 2019

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

Iran and Israel used to be allies, until 1979. Since then Iran became a sworn enemy of Israel. In recent years Israel has been bombing Iranian objectives inside Syria, aiming at stopping Iran from building there a fire base against Israel, as Iran did in Lebanon. In a few times Iran tried to strike back, by launching missiles from Syria into Israeli territory, in the Golan Heights, which did not cause harm. In contrast Iranian forces and allies in Syria absorbed casualties and serious damages. Iran also suffered international humiliation. Could this ongoing friction bring Iran to start a war against Israel? ...Read more

sharks9Dimitris Kokkinos
(Founder, Kassandros.gr)

Copyright © 2019 Kassandros, All rights reserved – www.kassandros.gr
Posted at RIEAS on: 1 September 2019.

The danger level in the Gulf is rising fast, in spite of the recent rays of hope, with no lasting solution possible. When the Gulf was named Persian, the Arab States were an insignificant collection of tribal groups, imposed at will by the Ottoman Empire, the British interests and even, at a time, the Portuguese. Persia was a strong independent entity and the only significant State in the area, the rest belonging to the crumbling Ottoman Empire. Read more

med25Copyright: https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ContentRecord_id=8AC56C8E-D082-449B-A2B1-5538CE647866
Reposted at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 21 April 2019

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced the bipartisan Eastern Mediterranean Security and Partnership Act of 2019, legislation which aims to reshape U.S. strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean. The legislation would allow the U.S. to fully support the trilateral partnership of Israel, Greece, and Cyprus through energy and defense cooperation initiatives—including by lifting the embargo on arms transfers to the Republic of Cyprus. Read more


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