trump7The United States violence conundrum

Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 1 June 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)

Ever since 1972, when I first set foot on American soil, I’ve been watching, in unbroken admiration, a country full of unique vitality, economic prowess, admirable personal freedoms, and the gifts of a true “land of opportunity” in which anyone with fresh innovative ideas, and the persistence to pursue them, can prosper, often in unprecedented ways...Read more

hellenicintel9An uphill battle

Ioannis (John) M. Nomikos
(RIEAS Director)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 31 May 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)

One of the oldest Greek political sagas is the “modernization” of the National Intelligence Service (NIS - Ethniki Ypiresia Plirophorion). Established in 1953, in the wake of the catastrophic communist insurgency of 1946-49, NIS’s original name was “Hellenic Central Intelligence Service,” a creature under close American supervision and financing....Read more

 

conflict19Ambassador Patrick Nickolas Theros
(Strategic Advisor, Gulf International Forum, Washington DC, USA)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 31 May 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 press reports on health issues affecting Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan coinciding with the beginning of the trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu should remind us that these two individuals personally demolished the previous close ties between the two countries. Israel’s bloody war in Gaza, which killed 1,200 civilians and the subsequent blockade that caused humanitarian suffering outraged Erdogan. ..Read more

libya4Shaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (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: 24 May 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)

Libya has been engulfed in chaos since 2011 when longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed in the "Arab Spring" uprising. Libya has been split since 2014 between two rival administrations: the Tripoli-based "Government of National Accord" (GNA), led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, and the House of Representatives allied to General Haftar and the Libyan National Army (LNA). .... Read more

chinainfluence7Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)  Publication date: 23 May 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)

Ever since the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic China has been the target of widely distributed claims that she intentionally “misrepresented” the severity of the outbreak and failed to raise the alarm worldwide.

Indeed, reports suggested Chinese authorities minimized the dangers to the public, suppressed those dissidents inside China who raised the alarm over the rapidly spreading pandemic, and censored criticism of the Chinese government deliberately holding back critical information about the onslaught of Covid-19. ...Read more

dempandemicAleksander Ksawery OLECH
(RIEAS Research Associate and PhD Candidate, War Studies University, Warsaw, Poland)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 11 May 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)

Introduction

The purpose of this research paper is to analyze current trends in the world regarding the pandemic of Covid-19 and recommend specific initiatives to combat the growing problem of weakening democracy. Perhaps the most noticeable form of undermining democracy is the growing role of governments and their willingness to implement new laws without consulting citizens. The right to vote is an important component in the process of creating and maintaining the state and plays a key role in relation with other countries. This research paper addresses the contemporary main global concern which is the gradual limitation of democracy due to the threat of Covid-19...Read more

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