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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

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

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