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greek82Ioannis Mantzikos
(Security analyst based in Athens, Greece. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Free State University in South Africa and a senior analyst at the Research Institute for European and American Studies. His recent book with Dr. Denise Baken is entitled The Transformation of Al-Qaeda in the Middle East and North Africa).

Copyright: https://www.usma.edu - Publication at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 15 October 2016

Greece has become a crossroads for extremists trying to reach Syria and Iraq from Europe and for fighters returning home. The fact that several members of the Paris and Brussels attack cell transited through the Greek island of Leros illustrates the Islamic State’s ability to exploit refugee flows in order to move fighters into Europe. Although Greece’s migrant crisis has eased recently, a persistent economic crisis has left the Greek government with limited resources and capability for border security and counterterrorism efforts. At a time of growing radicalization and Islamist extremist activity within Greece’s own borders, this has led to concern that the Islamic State may take advantage by launching attacks against Western or Russian tourists or interests on Greek soil. Read more

churchilTassos Symeonides
(Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 9 October 2016

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)

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live....Read more

winners16Tassos Symeonides
(Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 25 September 2016

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The European Union (a.k.a. ‘EUtopia’ and ‘European dis-Union’) now claims the unenviable quality of a tottering creaky club where losers are overtaking winners at speeds “Europeanists” refuse to recognize....Read more

rain61Tassos Symeonides
(Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 11 September 2016

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Angela Merkel has been feted and saluted as the miracle leader of German Europe. Her crushing Greece into economic and social oblivion has been promoted on both sides of the Atlantic as the model of how to deal with miscreant countries that live the good life with other people’s monies. That her handling of the Greek crisis was denounced in no uncertain terms made no difference to her and her confederates like the infamous Wolfgang Schäuble....Read more

philan16Tassos Symeonides
(Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 28 August 2016

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 earlier times, anyone would have been hard pressed to use philanthropy and totalitarianism in the same breath. But in our uncertain and unpromising present, pregnant with lethal crises of conscience, politics, and “social justice,” big time “non-state” philanthropy has become a weapon of insidious undermining of independence and sovereignty aimed at the “guilty” West....Read more

greecesec16Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 20 August 2016

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 an era dominated by the fluttering fame of the online jungle, the feeding frenzy of media clamoring for ratings, pathetic politicians, international divas, designer NGOs, and a collective attention span measured in seconds, a country’s slow death weighs little. Instant mayhem, death and destruction immortalized on YouTube, barbaric propaganda images of neo-Neanderthals severing the heads of innocents, and the occasional blurb by a controversial, and almost always incompetent, “public figure” shape out perceptions of “reality.”...Read more

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