aegean29Criminal Revisionism and Imminent War

Q&A

Dr. Tassos Symeonidis
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 17 October 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Si vis pacem, para bellum (If you want peace, prepare for war)
Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

Erdogan’s increasingly strident rhetoric suggests Turkey is well under way in her effort to upend the Lausanne Treaty and instigate a neo-Ottoman military push to expand her territory at the expense of Greece and Cyprus. Are we truly faced with a Turkish-instigated regional war?. ... Read more

geochess9Special Strategic Report

Vasileios Valasakis
(Chairman of a financial Institution in the United Kingdom and holds an MA from Georgetown University (USA) in International Relations and National Security. He has also earned a Certificate in Terrorism and Counterterrorism from the University of St Andrews, UK)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 10 October 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

As the German deep State is laying the groundwork to support the Federal Government’s decision, whenever this is taken, to break out of the country’s membership in the EU, a series of foreign affairs policies also direct Germany towards setting it free from the Atlantic leash. When set free, Germany will be unfastened able to run her own national policies. Then, and only then, she will overtly assist Turkey’s pursuit of Social Darwinist policies directed at the States she feels surrounded by. ... Read more

grturphoto9A treacherous path
Q & A

Dr. Tassos Symeonidis
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 3 October 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Greece and Turkey are resuming the so-called “exploratory talks” concerning the latter’s totalitarian demands re. the Aegean Sea. Is this a “positive” development, and if it is, how do we define “positive?”

Very little, if anything, is “positive” when it gets to talking to a hostile, expansionist, threatening, Islamist self-appointed “superpower” like Turkey. A positive negotiation needs a modicum of good will, at least, in order to be “positive” and this good will does not exist and never existed despite Turkish claims to the contrary. Thus, “positive” should not be used for any reason associated with Turkey’s overt aggression in the Eastern Med. ..Read more

gasforum9Zhyldyz Oskonbaeva
(RIEAS Senior Advisor and Eurasian Liaison)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 24 September 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

The Mediterranean lately resembles a combination of television game show and soap opera drama. While one would laugh it off as diplomatic bluster or militarist bombast but the truth is that we have military ships queued for something to go wrong. If history is any indicator, it eventually will. So far, the regional powers have engaged in panic diplomacy and continue to conduct unannounced naval and air exercises. There has been at least one incident where two ships didn’t follow the maritime equivalent of social distancing and collided with one another . ..Read more

 

war88Q & A

Dr. Tassos Symeonidis
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 19 September 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Recent developments in the Eastern Med and Turkey’s aggressive militaristic antics have brought a shooting war with Greece ante portas. Is Greece ready for a clash of arms with Erdogan’s Islamist neo-Hitlerite expansionist authoritarianism?

Those who wish to hedge their bets, along with the “realists,” would probably respond “perhaps” to this question. A loud minority will bark “come and get it.” The “level-headed” pro-EU, pro-US, pro-illegal immigration, pro-NGO “humanitarian” constituency, sustained and fed from subversive sources abroad, along with the overwhelming majority of Greek politicians and the peculiar species of academic “peaceniks,” will shudder at the thought and will tell us so emphatically. As for the proverbial “average man” in the street, he will either say he knows “nothing about these things” or, simply, shrug his shoulders indifferently.... Read more

saudi888Shaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 19 September 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

The Iran backed Houthi rebels took over the Yemeni capital in September 2014 after ousting President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The Saudi lead coalition intervened in March 2015 to restore Hadi to power, sparking a war which has killed more than 100,000 people, displaced millions and still far from being over.
The Houthi rebels claimed on September 10, 2020, they had launched an attack on an "important target" in Riyadh with ballistic missiles and drones. Spokesman for the Houthi military claimed that a Zulfikar ballistic missile and three Samad-3 drones were used to target a key site in the Saudi capital.... Read more

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