The Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) is aimed to provide a better understanding of international affairs by creating a framework for creative thinking, honest discussions and nonpartisan dissemination of multidisciplinary reflections and innovative ideas. Special attention is devoted to:

 Transatlantic Relations;
 Intelligence Studies and Terrorism;
 Improving Intelligence Analysis;
 Intelligence Cooperation;
 European Integration;
 International Security;
 Balkan and Mediterranean Studies;
 Critical Studies;
 Security and Intelligence in the Private Sector.


The Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) seeks to achieve its objective through:

 Research and publication of peer-reviewed articles, strategic analyses and reports, as well as reflection papers from scholars and experts from the Civil Society, Private Sector and Government;
 Workshops, seminars and lectures;
 Participation in international conferences and forums.
The Institute also maintains a library and documentation center open to the public upon request.

The Institute offers internship positions open to early career scholars (PhD and MA students, holders of a PhD received after 2013) and young experts from various domains whose research interests match its objectives.

RIEAS maintains regular contact with other major research institutes throughout Europe, the United States and Asia, organizing joint lectures and engaging in joint projects.


The Research Institute for European and American Studies is a non-profit research institute established under Greek law (Greek Court registered no. 5427, April 6, 2006 , Legal Document in Greek language). RIEAS's budget is generated by membership subscriptions, donations from individuals and foundations, as well as from various research projects. The Institute is autonomous organization. Its activities and views are independent of any public or private bodies, and the Institute is not allied to any political party, denominational group or ideological movement.


John M. Nomikos , Director 

John M. Nomikos (PhD) is the founder and director of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) since 2006. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies (JEAIS) that the Institute publishes twice a year. Besides his work with RIEAS, John is an Assistant Professor at the Webster University (Athens Campus) where he teaches International Security, Professional Seminar (National Security and Intelligence Studies), Terrorism in World Politics, Policy and Practice: Global Project, Middle East Area Studies, Introduction to International Studies, Defense Attaché Lecture Series and a Member of the Editorial Board of various academic journals. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Sociology at the Northeast Louisiana University in 1987, his Masters Degree in European Integration and Cooperation at the University of Hull, 1991, and his Doctorate Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Washington International University in 2001. He has done research and studied in various research institutions in USA, UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Israel.


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