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transatlanticphotoStathis Katopodis, (M.A.)
(RIEAS Research Associate)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 3 April 2016

Note: A Revision of the paper entitled "The Evolution of Transatlantic Terrorism & the Case of Europe", published by RIEAS on 26 January2014.

One year and a half after the publication of the paper entitled "Evolution of Transatlantic Terrorism & the Case of Europe", on June 29th, 2014, a Jihadist militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as ISIL and Daesh proclaimed the establishment of a Caliphate and demanded the recognition of its statehood. Today, ISIS claims territories equal to the size of the United Kingdom mainly in Iraq and Syria, as well as relatively small areas in Libya, Yemen, Algeria and Egypt.... Read more

jmbieuintelJohn M. Nomikos
(RIEAS Director, Editor, Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence)

Copyright: Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI)- http://www.rieas.gr/intelligence-journal - Publication date: 22/11/2015.

European intelligence cooperation is the most important weapon in the fight against the new threats in the 28 EU member states. The article emphasizes the reasons that make the European Union Intelligence Analysis Centre (INTCEN) move towards an independent operational agency into the EU mechanism. Even though, effective intelligence cooperation is hard to achieve even at the national level as different services compete for resources and attention from the decisions makers, past terrorist incidents in Europe served as a wake up for the European Commission to promote intelligence-sharing and cooperation among EU institutions and Member States. Read more (Article) & (References on EU Intelligence)

cbrne15Briefing – December 2015

Beatrix Immenkamp
(Author, European Parliamentary Research Service – EPRS)

Copyright:http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2015)572806 – Republication on RIEAS (www.rieas.gr) on 14 December 2015

The European Union and its Member States must prepare for the possibility of a chemical or biological attack on their territory by the self-styled 'Islamic State' in Iraq and the Levant (known variously as IS, ISIS or ISIL and by the Arabic acronym 'Da'esh'). Since the beginning of October 2015, terrorist attacks in Ankara, the Sinai Peninsula, Beirut, Paris, and Tunis, for which ISIL/Da'esh has claimed responsibility, have cost the lives of 500 people. Immediately following the latest attack in Paris, the jihadist terrorist group threatened further attacks in European cities. Read more

maritimephotoMagnus Nordenman
(Deputy director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, in Washington, DC, USA)

Capt. Steven Horrell
(USN, is the U.S. Navy Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. The opinions expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Defense or the Department of the Navy).

Copyright: http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2015/10/time-us-maritime-security-strategy-europe/122745/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
Republication at the Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) on 15 October 2015

The U.S. and its NATO allies need a new strategy for the maritime domains in and around Europe, which are contested and congested in ways that were almost unthinkable a few years ago. Fortunately, there is a good model available: the Defense Department's new Asia Pacific Maritime Security Strategy...Read more

intelprogramsScott Firsing
(Research Fellow, International Relations, Monash University, South Africa)

Copyright: http://theconversation.com/the-growing-link-between-intelligence-communities-and-academia-47184 - Republication on the Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) on 11 October 2015.

The idea of university professors or students working with the FBI or CIA probably makes you raise your eyebrows.
But then perhaps you're picturing someone like the fictional Henry McCord in Madam Secretary . He's a Georgetown theology professor who was asked to plant a bug for the National Security Agency (NSA) at the home of a scholar believed to be connected to a terrorist...Read more

lobbyinusaNickolaos Mavromates
(Security Analyst-Historian based in USA)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 2 August 2015

If I had to compare all the lobbies in Washington D.C, one would stand out, that being the Jewish lobby. The Jewish lobby is the strongest and best organized and for this reason it has achieved the most for its mother country, that of the state of Israel. A small community of Jewish Americans estimated to number about 6 million in North America have proven worthy in projecting their cultural history, identity and homeland issues into the Washington D.C power elites. Additionally, they have been able to ensure that Israel is the recipient of billions of dollars of US military aid annually. How is all that been accomplished?... Read more

usrus15RD Exclusive: Top experts in Russia and U.S. give us their take on what to expect from the U.S.-Russia relationship in the year ahead.

Copyright: http://www.russia-direct.org – Publication on RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 18 January 2015

As the year draws to a close, it is customary for Russia Direct to poll experts about the prospects for U.S.-Russian relations in the coming year. In 2014, the military confrontation in the southeast of Ukraine and Crimea's incorporation into Russia prompted the West to impose sanctions against Russia and sharply aggravated U.S.-Russian relations. There was even talk of a new Cold War..Read more

un15Najiba Mustafayeva
(PhD Candidate at MGIMO University, Russia &
Expert at the Center for Strategic Studies (SAM), Baku, Azerbaijan)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 6 January 2015

Modern international relations after World War II have been characterized by the increasing role of international institutions acting as regulating mechanisms of international affairs. Being the most representative forum for discussions among the states on the issues of international concerns the United Nations not only occupies a central place in the system of international organizations, but also plays a crucial role in the contemporary international development and its Charter is a foundation of modern international law, a kind of universally accepted code of conduct of states and their relationships....Read more

usaeuDr. Glen Segell
(Fellow – The Ezri Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies,University of Haifa, Israel)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication Date: 9 November 2014

The Southern flank of Europe is the Mediterranean Sea. It is a small sea and many countries rely on the freedom of both sea and air traffic for their economy. On the one hand there was optimism that the Arab Spring would bring greater freedom for the individual in countries on the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. There was further optimism that the North African countries of Tunisia, Libya and Egypt would become closer partners in all matters with the countries on the northern shores of the Mediterranean Sea such as Greece, Italy and France. This has not emerged because the waning of the dictatorial regimes in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt have also enabled radical and extremist Islamic groups to emerge and grow in strength. If only the phenomena were restricted to these countries then perhaps the fledgling radical movements could be contained. However they reflect a more wider global phenomena that endangers European and American security.... Read more

Sofia Tzamarelou
(Postgraduate Researcher of the Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, Brunel University, (UK) and Research Associate of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), Athens, Greece.

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) based in Athens, Greece. (Publication Date: 22 June 2014)

The tensions between intelligence and democracy can never be entirely resolved.  In new and relatively new democracies like Portugal, the relationship between the intelligence organizations of the state and democracy appears to be delicate. Areas such as the interagency cooperation, the oversight mechanisms of the state, the role of the police and the military appear to be quite subtle. Owing to cultural constraints, resistance to change may arise in (relatively) new democracies.  Past legacies hold the Portuguese intelligence community (IC) behind from democratizing itself quickly and effectively....
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