whitepolDr. Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 8 August 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)

With every passing day, the United States resembles a majestic airliner rapidly descending toward disaster because of catastrophic engine failure.
The simile is apt if one takes one very brief look at the news:

 The US economy is tanking at an alarming rate: it shrunk at a 32.9% annual rate between April and June, the deepest decline since the U.S. government began keeping records in 1947.

 Pandemic-related job losses were unprecedented in magnitude and speed. “Unemployment has never been this high -- nor had it increased by so much, so rapidly -- since the Current Population Survey (CPS) began collecting unemployment data in 1947.” ...Read more

greekpride2By Ioannis Galatas
(The author is a retired military specialized physician
with special interest in asymmetric threats and CBRN operations)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 28 July 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)

A plausible war is preferable to a dishonorable peace.
Πόλεμος ένδοξος, ειρήνης αισχράς αιρετώτερος.
— Demosthenes, 384-322 BC

In January 2020 I participated as an invited guest speaker to the Qatar Health 2020 conference. During one of our, after the conference, social meetings a high gov official wanted to know what are the biggest achievements of Greece in the last 20 years. His question spoiled my mood during my stay in this small country mainly because I had to lie – a big lie composed of many small lies and a lot of reference to our ancient history along with a touch of Athens 2004 Olympic Games and Euro2004... Read more

hagiasofia2Is this the beginning of Erdogan’s hybrid Islamist Regional War?

Dr. Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 18 July 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 best prophet of the future is the past.
Lord Byron

And so, it finally came to pass.
Turkey’s maniacal Islamist neo-sultan couldn’t sleep nights for years thinking of the beauty and immense global significance of the Hagia Sofia basilica, built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I in AD 537. Hagia Sofia is not just a magnificent world civilization monument, it is the spiritual heart of Global Christianity that left the invading, conquering, slaughtering, and rampaging Turks with their mouths hanging open when they massacred, burned, and pillaged their way into Constantinople in 1453....Read more

instability5Dr. Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 9 July 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)

 History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.
Kurt Vonnegut

Turkey’s history of bullying and militaristic threats towards her neighbors (and particularly Greece) can fill a multi-volume series of collected news stories and analyses. The man feeding this bubbling volcano of belligerence, Islamic killer fanaticism, and aggression is no other than sultan-for-life Erdogan, the neo-Ottoman president of Turkey, and his mentally unstable illusions of turning a country of over 84 million (and growing rapidly) into the fundamentalist Islamic center of the world...Read more

terrorismnig2Saron Messembe Obia

(Master of Science in Security Studies and Post Graduate Diploma in Criminology and Security management from the Pan African Institute for Development West Africa (PAID- WA)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 5 July 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

Ideology arose in a revolutionary era from politics and the study of politics (Pamela E. Oliver & Hank Johnston, 2000). Inspired by John Locke in 1796, French writer A. L. C. Destutt de Tracy in his "science of ideas", articulated that ideology is verification of knowledge for democratic, rational, and scientific society (Cranston 1994, Rude 1980). Napoleon Bonaparte’s reign in 1803 marked with suppression, as ideologues like Marx and Engels, consider the pejorative meaning of ideology for class-motivated deceptions of the bourgeoisie, which they contrasted with the scientific understandings of a class-conscious proletariat. ..Read more

yemsaudi5Shaul 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: 27 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)

 
As violence escalates in Yemen between the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi led coalition in the north of the country and the corona virus pandemic, Saudi Arabia has proposed a framework to end the latest standoff in southern Yemen between Southern Transitional Council (STC) and President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Read more

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