biologicalterror9By Musa Khan Jalalzai

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 31 March 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 recent coronavirus attacks authenticate my postulation of the intensification of bioterrorism in Europe and Asia in 2020. The blame game between Washington and China further prompted misunderstanding about the hegemonic role of the US army that it wants to mitigate the future role of nuclear weapons and missile technology in peace and war. ..Read more

warfare8Cmdr (res.) Eyal Pinko
(Competitive Intelligence and Cyber Consulting, Ph.D. candidate Strategy, Defense and Intelligence studies, Bar Ilan University, Israel)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 31 March 2020

An outbreak of virus was first detected in December 2019 (and maybe even earlier) in Wuhan city of China. The cause of the outbreak was identified as a virus from the Corona family (SARS-Cov-2), Which belongs to a family of respiratory viruses that usually cause mild respiratory morbidity. However, viruses from this family have also caused epidemics of severe respiratory infections and death on a wide scale....Read more

italy9CORONAVIRUS CHESS BOARD AND GREECE

Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 19 March 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 coronavirus pandemic is upending the world—and the Eastern Med sub-theater is not escaping its impact. In fact, the pandemic has intervened in Turkey’s massive blackmail operation against Greece and the wobbly EU—and forces the Ankara bully to modify his tactics. Yet, while at first glance, the sultan-for-life may experience discomfort, his longer-term strategic position is still viable save an unforeseen event. Let us see why....Read more

borders9Dr. Glen Segell
(University of Haifa, Israel)

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

Every state has its own way to prevent people from coming into contact with each other to prevent the spread of virus. Some states close borders and impose curfew on all people. Other states open surveillance to determine who has come into contact with those infected and so only place some people in isolation. Both methods have ramifications on the privacy, liberty and freedom of people in democracies...Read more

taiwanmap5Amb. Sherman KUO
(Representative of Taiwan to Greece)

Copyright: Taipei Representative office in Athens, Greece
(http://www.taiwanembassy.org/GR)
RIEAS Publication date: 13 March 2020

With the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy and many European countries, Greece is also trying hard to avoid the spread of the virus from neighboring countries. As the front line against the coronavirus, Taiwan is only 81 miles off the coast of China and was expected to have the second highest number of cases of coronavirus due to its intensive interaction with China geographically and economically. For example, Taiwan has 23 million citizens of which more than 3 million Taiwanese nationals live or work in China. In 2019, 2.7 million Chinese visitors traveled to Taiwan and 600 direct flights per week between both sides. However, Taiwan now has 45 confirmed cases while neighboring countries like South Korea, Japan, and China have hundreds or thousands of cases...Read more

natoarticle51A WAR CONUNDRUM

Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 8 March 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 we speak Turkey has declared hybrid war on Greece via throngs of illegal immigrants threatening to overwhelm Greek borders. Rumors say these throngs are replete with Turkish special forces saboteurs infiltrating Greek territory. Turkish government ministers miss no opportunity to openly threaten Greece in unmistakable language. For all intends and purposes, Turkey has practically declared war on its neighbor.

This is no surprise development. Ever since the 1974 brazen Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Ankara has relentlessly pursued an undeclared war in the Aegean Sea questioning Greek sovereignty and dishing international treaties and international law...Read more

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