THE CONCEPT OF LONE JIHAD
Marcin Styszyński (PhD)
(Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Chair of Asian Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)
Copyright: Marcin Styszyński on Line. Publication date in RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) in 7 August 2016.
Recent terrorist attacks in the world, including the tragedy in Nice show that terrorist acts carried out by jihadists still pose a significant threat to international security and demonstrate some new forms of activities....Read more
JIHAD AWAKES EUROPE
by Daniel Pipes
(President, Middle East Forum)
Copyright: Gatestone Institute, July 15, 2016.
Hello. I'm Daniel Pipes and I'd like to speculate about the future of Europe. I can see three most likely possibilities.
One is, when it comes to Islam, that everybody gets along, all is well, the future generations are better than the present generations, and there's no real problem. I don't think that's likely, although that is the working hypothesis of governments and, more broadly, the establishments: things will work out, we'll muddle through, it'll be okay. Read more
INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES: THEIR ROLE IN COMBATTING TODAYS’ TERRORISM
Isidoros K. Rizas
(Security Professional, M.A., M.B.A., MA Science)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 18 June 2016
Overcoming the huge definition problems about them, today's' terrorists are, unquestionably, one facet of our society's enemies. Their efficiency varies, but it is included in the duties of society's defence mechanisms to evaluate it proactively and decisively.
At the moment, as the generally accepted agreement about the growth of this "industry" (to use one of the most provocative –but for sure most labelling- approaches about terrorism) shows, the aforementioned society's mechanisms have been at fault in not a few cases....Read more
TRANSFORMATIVE GLOBAL STRATEGIC TRENDS
Their Impact on National Security in the Coming Decades
Gregory R. Copley
(President of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA),
based in Washington, DC., USA)
Note: Gregory R. Copley delivered a speech at the John Naisbitt University Conference,
National and International Security: Contemporary Global Challenges, Belgrade: February 4, 2016
The world is undergoing a geopolitical restructuring and human transition on a scale which has not been seen for perhaps a thousand years. This in turn generates what appear to be unrecognizable social, technological, and geostrategic situations, resulting in policy confusion in most societies. Read more
TERRORIST CHICKENS COME HOME TO ROOST
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 22 March 2016
Invoking history is fashionable these days in Europe. That is fine. The only problem though is that this invoking the past is done in the wrong context and for the wrong reasons.
From Mrs. Merkel's standpoint, for example, history is (or, was until her recent electoral fiasco) the justification for allowing Moslem illegal immigration to breach borders and invade Europe's heart in the summer of 2015...Read more
ISIL/DA’ESH AND ‘NON-CONVENTIONAL’ WEAPONS OF TERROR
Briefing – December 2015
(Author, European Parliamentary Research Service – EPRS)
Copyright:http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2015)572806 – Republication on RIEAS (www.rieas.gr) on 14 December 2015
The European Union and its Member States must prepare for the possibility of a chemical or biological attack on their territory by the self-styled 'Islamic State' in Iraq and the Levant (known variously as IS, ISIS or ISIL and by the Arabic acronym 'Da'esh'). Since the beginning of October 2015, terrorist attacks in Ankara, the Sinai Peninsula, Beirut, Paris, and Tunis, for which ISIL/Da'esh has claimed responsibility, have cost the lives of 500 people. Immediately following the latest attack in Paris, the jihadist terrorist group threatened further attacks in European cities. Read more