Greece6Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 28 February 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)

On February 27, RIEAS honored me with The Minas Nomikos Award for Security Research Excellence 2020 and a Certificate of Appreciation, a gesture I deeply appreciated.

RIEAS and I share a long association and cooperation based on a strong friendship with RIEAS’s tireless president John Nomikos. John and I met in the late 1980s and soon we were discussing the idea of a research group aimed at Greek and international security studies against the backdrop of the Greek-US alliance.

These early talks carried on against the backdrop of total absence of financing. While I was impressed by John’s enthusiasm, I was equally concerned about finding the means necessary to set the foundations of this initiative...Read more

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