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med25Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 25 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).

In recent weeks, Turkey has gone overboard with naked threats of war in the Aegean. Frustrated because of slow progress in its highjack incursion into Syria and impending research drilling for hydrocarbons by the Republic of Cyprus, aspiring Islamic president-for-life Erdogan is lashing out with fervor unusual even by Turkish thuggish standards. His maniacal rants are seconded by members of his government rushing to warn the world of how Turkish “power” can destroy all enemies and teach lessons to those doubting the potential of an “Ottoman slap.”..Read more

uncharted18Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 19 February 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).

For four decades after the fall of the junta that ruled the Greece for seven years beginning in 1967, Greek politics was dominated by the conservative New Democracy party (ND) and the PASOK socialists. But when Greece went bankrupt in 2010, and prostrated herself on the bare floor in front of her creditors, the post junta bipolar party system, discredited to the core, disintegrated with frightening speed...Read more

natout18Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

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

With every passing day, it becomes more obvious that Turkey is hellbent on causing a major conflagration in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Now almost daily, the world is treated to yet another megalomaniac outburst by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Islamist autocrat who’s pushing his country down the slippery path of theocratic dictatorship...Read more

greekrally18Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 22 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).

Ever since the dissolution of Yugoslavia, Greece has been entangled in the so-called “name issue” a.k.a the “Macedonian issue” a.k.a. the “Skopjan issue.” This “issue” revolves around the constitutional name of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; in a unilateral move, the “Skopjans” declared their independent state “Republic of Macedonia” as soon as Tito’s construct disintegrated in 1991. Greece took offense over this purely Greek name being “highjacked” by the former next-door communists – and, following that, the Balkans were never the same...Read more

assessmentSITUATION REPORT
JANUARY 7, 2018

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 7 January 2018.

SUMMARY: Turkey’s neo-Ottoman posture and president Erdogan’s pugnacious stance continue to feed the Greek-Turkish crisis. Erdogan’s recent visit to Greece confirmed the Turkish president’s aggressive tactics and demands for renegotiating the Lausanne Treaty. Turkey’s provocations in the Aegean continue unabated and Ankara exploits illegal alien flows from its shores to Greece as a weapon to bully and blackmail Athens. Turkish senior government officials make inflammatory statements about the use of force to reclaim purported “Turkish” islands and islets in the Aegean and Turkey pursues the tactic of “hot incidents” to promote its claims upon Greece. With the European Union unable to provide any true relief or opposition to Turkey’s expansionist tendencies, Greece’s only realistic hope for ensuring a peaceful balance in the Aegean is security cooperation with the United States...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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