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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

herofrizisphotoIn Memory of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor. A Great Traveler, Writer, World War II Resistance Fighter and Philhellene. Antio Filedem:"The World and Greece is an orphan without you."

Nickolaos Mavromates
(RIEAS Research Associate and Historian based in USA)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 1 January 2018

Reading an article from Haaretz about the Jewish minority of Finland and their role of defending their frozen land against the Communist hordes of the Soviet Union, I took the initiative to put in writing a similar piece but for a different country and with a different enemy in mind, and lastly with a less happy ending. It is a story of a Greek lion equal to Achilles and Spartan king Leonidas but with Hebrew Romaniote roots that could be traced from the annals of Jewish Greek History. Someone might ask how this is possible. Well let me begin the story of this Greek hero that could equally belong to the pantheon of Greek champion's of Hellenism...Read more

dosec81Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 23 December 2017

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).

On December 22 a powerful bomb exploded outside the Athens Court of Appeals. The blast disintegrated the glass façade of the building and caused damage to surrounding apartment buildings. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Police believe the bomb was the handiwork of the so-called Group of People’s Fighters, one the dozens of such obscure terrorist cells populating Greece’s dark underbelly...Read more

grecotr98Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 10 December 2017

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).

It is still unclear how exactly the Erdogan visit to Athens on 7-8 December was arranged. Some reports claimed the Turkish president “invited himself” and the Tsipras government simply went along. Other news stories spoke of “meticulous” Greek diplomatic preparation as part of an effort to “clarify” Greek-Turkish relations at a time of heightened regional tensions, Erdogan’s daily verbal sniping at European governments, and deteriorating relations with the United States...Read more

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Tassos Symeonides

(RIEAS Ακαδημαικός Σύμβουλος)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 3 December 2017

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).

Greek politics is an eternal source of macabre entertainment. Following the collapse of the military junta in 1974, and the Cyprus tragedy, Greece supposedly entered a “democratic” phase. The exercise proved anywhere from incomplete to disastrous...Read more

medsec91Mediterranean Security in the Age of Crisis

Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Ακαδημαικός Σύμβουλος)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 12 November 2017

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).

The Mediterranean Sea, cradle of civilizations, is frothing with instability, violence, illegal immigration, and rapidly advancing criminalization. Its southern littoral has been transformed into an open wound as brittle lawless “states” disintegrate, or are near collapse, and corrupt politics, religious fanaticism, and aggressive tribalism offer plenty of opportunities for criminal enterprises and, more recently, Islamic terrorism. Looking at the map there isn’t one single state that may be termed “stable” or “secure” or both on the southern rim of the Mediterranean basin...Read more

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