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intelstudies9Lélia Rousselet

(Researcher in international relations. Her work included research on security and defense issues, French and American foreign policy, and Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean affairs. She is Vice-President of the Open Diplomacy Institute (Paris,France).



Copyright: http://www.macropolis.gr/?i=portal.en.the-agora.7623 

Reposted at RIEAS web site on 30 November 2018

On November 19, the EU’s foreign and defense ministers approved the project of a joint intelligence training school (Joint EU Intelligence School – JEIS), led by Greece with the participation of Cyprus. Read more

domesticsec17Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 17 November 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).

Ever since the return to parliamentary rule in 1974, Greece has been struggling against an ineradicable “low intensity” crisis of domestic terrorism and anarchist violence. The crisis ebbs and flows as governments come and go delivering empty rhetoric on how “violence won’t be tolerated irrespective of its source.” But, in reality, anarcho-terrorist violence is not only tolerated but, according to the politics of the day, is given room to wiggle, maneuver, and grow. ... Read more

saudimap16Quantin de Pimodan
(Co-author of The Khaleeji Voice, six-part book series about each of the GCC nations and their respective urban art cultures)

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

For two years, the Crown Prince, Mohamed bin Salman (MBS), has enjoyed a media campaign glorifying him, but the recent collapse of the narrative from Riyadh might lead the country to dangerously turn inward. The damages provoked by some of the Prince’s advisors are yet to fully reveal their true nature but already the ultra-nationalistic stands are indicating the dangerous path the kingdom could embrace if the international community, going forward, does not operate with great care. Read more

redsea19Shaul Shay
(The author is the director of research of the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzeliya and former Deputy Head of the National Security Council)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 29 October 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).

Turkey is seeking to expand Turkey's influence beyond the Middle East to Africa in a bid to transform Turkey from a regional power into a sort of neo-Ottoman Empire.

Turkey has traditionally maintained good relations with the African continent. In the context of Turkish policy of opening up to Africa initiated in 1998, Turkey was determined to improve and develop the political, economic, commercial, and cultural interaction…. Read more

invest101“POST-CRISIS” GREECE - Q&A

Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)Publication date: 7 October 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).

The EU has announced the Greek crisis is over. The Greek government issues rosy predictions of cascading outside investment waiting to happen. Are we about to experience a Greek “miracle?”

Greece is indeed a country of miracles but with the slight difference of the miracles being of the unhappy kind. Both Brussels and the Athens government exist in their own virtual world of wishful fantasies. And while Brussels may fantasize at no cost, Athens has no such luxury. Economists agree Greece must achieve high growth rates, around 4 to 5 pc per annum, for at least the next five years in order to even begin thinking of making payments toward the debt. On the other hand, Germany and her allies insist Greece must repay her debt in full—and demand the GoG (Government of Greece) maintains budget surpluses of at least 3.5 pc per annum for the foreseeable future...Read more

bravenw9Q&A

Maybe this world is another planet's hell
Aldus Huxley

Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)Publication date: 16 September 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).

President Trump has introduced a new style of American leadership rattling traditional elites and upending postwar “constants” few believed they could be touched. This is particularly true in regard to US-European relations. Where do we stand now?

Since Day One of his administration, Donald Trump has signaled his dislike, even rejection, of the US approach to the postwar status quo prompting a storm of protest...Read more

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