Mission Statement

The Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies (JEAIS, formerly the Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence —JMBI) is published by the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). It is an international academic-led scholarly publication that focuses on the field of intelligence and related areas of study and practice, such as terrorism and counterterrorism, domestic and international security, geopolitics, and international relations.

The journal’s rationale is driven by the global nature of security challenges, where were are called more than ever to communicate and work collaboratively to solve our common problems. Thus, the JEAIS aspires to promote an international dialogue between diverse perspectives and experiences, based on original research on the broader European and American practice and study of intelligence.

The JEAIS is an all-inclusive academic platform that allows accomplished and emerging scholars and practitioners from both the public and private sectors, to share their knowledge, ideas and approach to intelligence studies. By crafting each journal issue through a rigorous and highly selective screening process of potential contributors, and an exhaustive review process, the JEAIS adheres to its mission, which is three-fold: (a) to provide an equal opportunity for academics and practitioners of intelligence to discuss and challenge established and emerging ideas; (b) to address existent knowledge gaps by advancing new knowledge; and (c) to shape the evolution of intelligence scholarship beyond traditional communities of research.

Print ISSN: 2585-383X | 2 issues per year

The Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) and the Editorial Team of the Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies (JEAIS) are dedicated to ensuring the accuracy and high quality of the content published in each issue of the journal. However, all authors take full public responsibility for the content of their contributions. Any opinions and views expressed in the JEAIS are those of the authors, and are not the views of, or endorsed by, RIEAS or the journal editors.

The JEAIS is led by Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis (Coastal Carolina University, USA) and Dr. Christian Kaunert (University of South Wales, UK) as Editors.


Volume 3, Number 2, December 2020

This special issue aims to address the progressive evolution of Intelligence Studies by looking at the way intelligence is practiced, studied, and theorized from an African perspective. Africa’s intelligence literature remains under-developed, often featuring standalone contributions that only cater to historical accounts of intelligence dynamics in a handful of countries, the human-rights centred narrative as it pertains to intelligence agencies and democratic governance, or, in a limited and minimalistic sense, advocates for the prospects of intelligence cooperation for continental peace and security. Read more

The Lessons of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Intelligence Manuscripts submitted to the editors by 1 May 2021.

Expected publication date 30 June 2021

The Lessons of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Intelligence. By transforming security as we know it, the SARSCoV-2 virus has forced the redirection of global intelligence resources to the aim of combatting the pandemic. Intelligence agencies the world over continue to operate on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic, with mixed success. The Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies is issuing a call for papers that examine the intersection between intelligence and biological challenges to security, with a focus on topics such as bio-security, bio-surveillance and bio-defense, among others.

Relevant topics include: ▪ bio-security ▪ bio-surveillance ▪ bio-defense ▪ medical intelligence ▪ critical intelligence ▪ strategic intelligence ▪ intelligence communications ▪ intelligence cooperation ▪ intelligence and telework ▪ intelligence logistics ▪ intelligence management ▪ scientific intelligence. Read more


jeais photo(Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies, vol.1:2, December 2018, ISSN: 2585-383X)

The topic of the December 2018 Volume of the Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies (JEAIS) addresses an aspect of traditional intelligence that the Intelligence Studies (IS) literature has neglected so far. Although private intelligence companies offering services to the government have become notorious, corporations across various industries are opting to establish in-house intelligence units designed to protect their assets. At the same time, intelligence continues to be considered mainly a function of government, but many intelligence professionals are retiring early from the Intelligence Community (IC) and shifting to the private sector. Within the last decade, companies have established intelligence centers as they realize they cannot solely rely on the Government and its services to protect their operations, reputation and assets. Read more

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The June 2018 issue of the Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies (JEAIS) replaced the Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI). This issue makes an important contribution to the dialogue between International Relations (IR) and Intelligence Studies, by including articles that propose new perspectives on the symbiotic relations between the two. Filling this gap is more than necessary in a context of internationalization of intelligence and diversification of IR actors and resources. Read more

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