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inteleuphotoMusa Khan Jalalzai

(Security Expert).

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 10 February 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).

Most discussions in electronic media and intellectual forums about the effect of globalization and National Security predominantly focus on the threat of radicalization, lone-wolves and jihadism in Europe. In yesteryears, we have accustomed to dozen of terror-related fatalities in several EU member states that brought to light the Achilles-heel of poor and reluctant intelligence sharing on law enforcement level. Notwithstanding the plethora of books, journals and research papers on national security and intelligence cooperation in Europe, there has been an iota research work on interconnectedness and togetherness since years.1...Read more

wtadni19Daniel R. Coats
(Director of National Intelligence)


Statement for the Record
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence - January 2019

Copyright: https://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/congressional-testimonies/item/1845-statement-for-the-record-worldwide-threat-assessment-of-the-us-intelligence-community

The Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released its annual Worldwide Threat Assessment” today. The written statement accompanied oral testimony given by Director Daniel Coats to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The ODNI warns that both the Islamic State and al Qaeda maintain global networks that are far from defeated. The Islamic State still has “thousands” of fighters in Iraq and Syria alone, contradicting claims by President Trump and other administration officials that the so-called caliphate has been defeated. Read more

oversightphoto105Anthony Bergin
(Senior analyst at ASPI and a senior research fellow at the ANU’s National Security College)

Kate Grayson
(Teacher and an independent researcher who previously served as an adviser to the late Senator Russell Trood)

Copyright: https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/intelligence-oversight-or-out-of-sight-recommendations-for-legislative-review/ - Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Australia), 18 January 2019 – Posted at RIEAS web site on 20 January 2019.

Australia’s national intelligence community (NIC) has grown and evolved significantly in recent years. But its key oversight and accountability mechanisms have remained comparatively unchanged and legislatively constrained.

By their very nature, intelligence agencies need to be secretive, and the standards of accountability and oversight they’re subject to necessarily differ from those applicable to other parts of government. Read more

securityphoto16Brian King
(PhD Candidate, Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore)

Copyright: Brian King on line (www.glossrating.org)
Posted on RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 24 December 2018

I am conducting a research effort to quantify the threat/risk perceptions of country security experts. This project grew out of my PhD research on intelligence failure and threat perception at the Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. I am asking security experts to rate from 0-100 their perception of four key security issues (terrorism, crime, protest, and the overall risk of being a traveller) on a quarterly basis. ..Read more

generalcarterukGeneral Sir Nick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence. The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues.

Copyright: https://rusi.org/event/annual-chief-defence-staff-lecture-and-rusi-christmas-party-2018 - Repost at RIEAS web site on 15 December 2018.

The Speech

Good evening – it’s a great privilege to be with you this evening to give my first annual Chief of the Defence Staff lecture precisely six months after I started in the job. And without getting overly excited I guess there’s never been a better week for a CDS to be controversial …but just before you get too excited, I hope I can live up to the billing I have just received. Read more

kissinger19TURN BACK TIME
The former secretary of state pushed one president to use China to isolate the Soviet Union. These days, he’s counseling almost the reverse—and officials are listening.

ASAWIN SUEBSAENG, ANDREW DESIDERIO, SAM STEIN, BETHANY ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN
(Authors)

Copyright: https://www.thedailybeast.com/henry-kissinger-pushed-trump-to-work-with-russia-to-box-in-china

The former secretary of state pushed one president to use China to isolate the Soviet Union. These days, he’s counseling almost the reverse—and officials are listening. Henry Kissinger suggested to President Donald Trump that the United States should work with Russia to contain a rising China. Read more

banking92Oliver k. M. Aziator
(Senior banking analyst and Blockchain Advocate)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 4 March 2018

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

If you are reading this article it means you are directly involved in the world of internet, this wonderful innovation has made it possible to connect everyone around the world directly. Through this innovation, the most promising new disrupt technologies have emerged for the future; Thus, the world of the blockchain. It is right to ask if the blockchain technology is a disruptive innovation? why is this novelle technology pacing slowly? This because the technology has only reached the required level of maturity wide mainstream use. What is a disrupting technology? It is the one that displays established technology and revolutionizes industry or ground shaking product that creates a completely new industry...Read more

usans18Kelsey G. Wheatley
(Postgraduate Student, MA IREL Global Program, Webster University, Missouri, USA)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 11 February 2018.

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

Eerily familiar to the Cold War days, President Donald Trump announced his ‘America First’ National Security Strategy (NSS) in mid-December. It is imperative, therefore, to uncover how Trump intends to maintain the unipolar world system. Posturing the United States to rise above the “revisionist powers” like China and Russia and to defeat the “rogue regimes” of Iran and North Korea was one of his stated objectives. He warned that “weakness is the surest path to conflict” and “unrivaled power is the most certain means of defense.” ..Read more

natophoto81At the crossroads of informal intelligence sharing and institutional streamlining

Bob de Graaff
(Professor for intelligence and security studies at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands)

Copyright: Atlantisch Perspectief (Academic Journal (6-2017) - published in the Netherlands. Publication in RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 21 January 2018

In public parlance NATO intelligence for a long time seemed to be an oxymoron. And indeed, in spite of inter alia the existence of both a Civilian and a Military Intelligence Committee a civilian Intelligence Unit, a military Intelligence Division, a Situation Center and, since 2003, a Terrorist Threat Intelligence Unit, lack of trust and a common culture among the member states obviated large-scale intelligence sharing. NATO intelligence was more or less US intelligence, in as far as the US was willing to share intelligence with its partners. The appointment of Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven as NATO’s first Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security in late 2016 must have come as a surprise to many and should be a clear sign of the recognition of today’s relevance of intelligence to NATO’s alliance. However, NATO has been involved in (counter) intelligence much longer than often thought. James L. Mader’s Ph.D. dissertation about NATO’s 450th Counterintelligence Detachment in the 1950s, which he defended at the University of Utrecht on November 28, 2017, shows that NATO multilateral (counter ) intelligence cooperation has existed much longer than people often think. Read more

eurosec18Dr Glen Segell
(Research Fellow, Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies, University of Haifa, Israel)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 4 January 2018

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

“Quo Vadis” or “Where are You Going European Security” is the question because the real threat to European security is the lack of solidarity among Europeans. Europeans are the biggest threat to European Security. This is not a new observation. Europe has a history as a continent at war. When there hasn’t been war there have been periods, even long periods, of non-war but in these there has been little mood that there is true long lasting peace. During these there have stability that has enabled economic development. But the trends and historical cycles of integration and fragmentation are becoming shorter endangering the current state of non war. .. Read more

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