sriordan


Shaun Riordan, a former British diplomat, draws on his own experience, case studies, and current debates in international relations to assess the performance of diplomatic services and to sketch out the new diplomatic environment. Traditional diplomatic services and structures are found wanting.Read more

aclaybrook15Andrew Claybrook
(Studied History, International Relations, and Government in Europe and the United States)

In the spring and summer of 1943, the Nazis deported 47,000 Jews from the city of Salonika, Greece to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland. An estimated 1,000 of these deportees escaped death and returned to Salonika to find their properties looted and occupied by Christian "trustees" appointed during the Nazi occupation. Until 1943, Salonika, the second largest Greek city, was the "Jerusalem of the Balkans" thanks to its flourishing Jewish Community dating back to the early times after the birth of Christ...Read more

dbaymanbookWhat Everyone Needs to Know

Daniel Byman
(Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service: Author of "A High Price and Deadly Connections")

Copyright: Oxford University Press – Republication at the Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) on 21 October 2015

Al Qaeda became a household name on September 11, 2001, but the organization that changed the face of terrorism and unleashed a whirlwind of conflict and chaos had been on the scene long before that eventful morning. In Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone Needs to Know, Daniel Byman presents a concise overview of Al Qaeda's trajectory: its humble origins in Afghanistan, its indecisive early years, its explosive transformation into a global brand and ideology, and its gradual decline and potential usurpation by rivals. Read more

websterlogo16Webster University, founded in 1915 with its St. Louis home campus located in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Webster University is uniquely positioned to offer you these revolutionary programs....  Read more

iafie18Last year Bob de Graaf (University of Ultrecht and Netherlands Defense Academy, Breda, The Netherlands) and James M. Nyce (Ball State University, USA) started a project on an edited volume about lesser-known European Intelligence Communities. The idea behind the volume is that intelligence studies are still focused on four countries: The US, the UK, Russia (and the former Soviet Union), and Israel. Since many European nations now have some kind of academic intelligence studies the need for information about the intelligence communities of other European nations has increased.

During the conference the group expressed an interest in institutionalizing its cooperation beyond the book project. As most of the authors are working in academia teaching intelligence studies, it was decided that the most logical way of doing so would be to establish the group as the starting point of a European chapter of International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE). The Group decided unanimously to have Siegfried Beer (Austria), Bob de Graaf (the Netherlands), Pierre Memheld (France) and John M. Nomikos (Greece) on the first board of this European chapter. (IAFIE Newsletter, Spring 2014, Vol. VI, No.2, p:3)

EPIN logoIn June 2014, EPIN received three new members: Think Tank Europa (Denmark), Centre for European Affairs (Slovakia) and the Research Institute for European and American Studies (Greece). Among the areas of expertise of Think Tank EUROPA are labour market policy, the European internal market, he EU's handling of the economic crisis, Danish attitudes to the EU, Danish EU opt-outs, democracy, European growth and competitiveness and jobs. The Centre for European Affairs (CEA) focuses on economic, financial and political aspects of the EU integration dynamics, strategic EU policies and puts a notable accent on Slovak positions within the processes of decision-making and agenda- setting on both the local and the European levels. The objective of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) is to promote the understanding of international affairs. Special attention is devoted to transatlantic relations, intelligence studies and terrorism, European integration, international security, Balkan, Mediterranean and Middle East studies, Russian foreign policy as well as policy-making on national and international level. [copied from: EPIN NEWSLETTER, "Summer 2014"].

aademieAntonia Dimou (University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan & RIEAS Senior Advisor) delivered a speech on “Intelligence and Building Democracy in Jordan), and John M Nomikos (RIEAS Director) was chairman of the panel titled Challenges of Intelligence and Democracy in the 2014 Annual Conference of the International Intelligence History Association (IIHA) in the Academie fur Politische Bildung (Academic for Civil Education) in Tutzing on 2-4 May 2014.

Daria Bazzarkina published her 3rd book in the series “Communication Management in World Politics and Business” of the International Center for Socio-Political Research and Consulting Moscow, Russia. The title of the Book is “Application Areas of Communication Management in anti-terrorist structures” (on materials of the European Union). The original Russian title is: “Возможности применения коммуникационного менеджмента в антитеррористических структурах - на материалах Европейского Союза”. Daria Bazzarkina’s book attempts to summarize the existing theoretical approaches to communication aspects of the anti-terrorist activities, analyzing the positive and negative consequences of the actions of national and supranational power structures of the European Union in the fight against terrorism since 2001.

The book is intended to law enforcement professionals, specialists in the field of political science, journalists, and anyone who is interested in the problem of terrorism.

Dr. George D. Vardangalos (RIEAS Development Manager) contributed an endorsement for Daria Bazzarkinas Book.

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