KOBANE THE SYRIAN KURDISH THERMOPYLAE
Editing by: George Mavromates author of "Operation Medina The Jihad and Operation Medina: The Crusade
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) – Publication Date: 15 October 2014
As the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) jihadist forces are pressing from all sides to conquer capture the Syrian Kurdish controlled city of Kobanê, a large amount of the local Kurdish population that resides there have fled to the Turkish side of the border for protection. The present situation as a whole it could be better identified by a BBC map where it illustrates the ISIS onslaught and its gains against the Kurdish fighters since September 14, 2014 when the original phases of Kobanê's siege begun..... Read more
REVOLUTION IN THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES
(Founder and Editor in Chief of Israel Defense Magazine - an international magazine on Israeli military and defense affairs. He is a former military correspondent and commentator, an author and research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) of Bar-Ilan University)
Copyright: http://www.israeldefense.com (Publication Date on RIEAS web site: 10 May 2014)
The IDF Military Intelligence Directorate (Aman), Mossad and ISA have recently undergone far-reaching changes. The most significant changes were introduced in the IDF Military Intelligence Directorate, where almost 1,000 officers changed positions and the organizational structure has been revolutionized.
FINANCING TERRORISM: THE EUROPEAN NEXUS
(Defence & Diplomacy Expert )
With recent talks emerging on EU blacklisting Hezbollah and pressure to do so from countries, such as the US and Israel have marked another opportunity for Europe to strengthen its Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regulations and increase investigations on its own soil.
YOU CAN'T FIGHT TERROR WITHOUT A TERROR-FIGHTING MINDSET
The assassination of Officer Nektarios Savvas as he sat in his car in the early morning hours of June 17 has brutally pushed human-killing terrorism back to the top of Greece's domestic agenda.
Officer Savvas was savagely riddled, Mafia style, from pointblank range, revealing murderers possessed by rage and an uncontrollable urge to send an unmistakable, blood-spattered message to other police and the vast majority of Greek society.