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John M. Nomikos, Director of the Research Institute for European and American Studies, laments the lack of cooperation among intelligence services in the Balkans, notes a lack of cooperation in that area and an unwillingness to share information, which only benefits international terrorists. (page 9), Read more
Examinations of the European Union response to the threat of jihadist terrorism in Europe tend to encompass these policies with the vague label of “EU Counter-Terrorism.” This paper contends that such approach ignores the fact that the impact and influence of the European Union as a counter-terror actor diverges profoundly across the different dimensions of the response. Read more.

Jean Labrique
(Secretary General to Western Defense Studies Institute, Rome
and President to European Osint Nexus - EON, Paris – Bruxelles)

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Spain, Hungary and Belgium have agreed to cooperate during the period they will each head the EU.

The challenges are many and amongst them there is one that we should monitor with interest: inter-government cooperation in the sharing of information and intelligence. I use both words deliberately. In the modern computerized world, information - masses of information, is readily available to everyone, private citizen and governments alike…however, intelligence is that information which has been collected, processed and analyzed…usually by governments. It is this process of collection, analysis and dissemination that makes information useable, i.e. intelligence…and also probably sensitive and classified.

The National Security Strategy (NSS) responds to the international and domestic events that directly or indirectly affect the national interests of our country.  The NSS must remain flexible so that the United States can successfully confront the various and ever changing challenges it faces on a daily basis.  In turn, our National Military Strategy (NMS) adapts to the national security objectives of the NSS. Read more on PDF

Dr. Yannis A. Stivachtis
(Associate Professor at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
and RIEAS Member of International Advisory Board)

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Since the proclamation of the Truman Doctrine and the end of the Civil War that torn the country apart, Greece has become very sensitive to changes in the White House and subsequent changes in US foreign policy. It is worth noting that the American foreign policy is primarily responsible for the anti-American attitudes that various segments of the Greek society have displayed overtime. Therefore, it is always interesting to find out what the Greek perceptions and beliefs of the new US President are.

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