Greece6Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) 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

coldwar5Cmdr. (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: 23 February 2020

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The American and German intelligence communities used Crypto AG, a Swiss company that made encryption tools, to spy on more than 100 countries. Intelligence gathered through this joint operation is said to have influenced the Israel-Egypt peace talks, the Falklands War, and the Iran-Iraq war, among others.....Read more

israelegypt9Shaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzeliya (IDC) and former Deputy Head of Israel National Security Council)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 9 February 2020

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A group of militants blew up a gas pipeline on February 2, 2020 in Egypt's North Sinai Province. The terror attack occurred about a week after, the Islamic state (IS) encouraged its fighters to launch attacks against Israel as part of a “new phase” of its operations...Read more

analysis9Cmdr. (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: 1 February 2020

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The US operation that killed one of the symbols of Tehran reflects superb intelligence capabilities. From cyber to agents within the Quds Force – the intelligence infrastructure behind the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani. Also: from silent acceptance to limited response – Iran's options for vengeance. Commentary

The tension between the USA and Iran reached a peak on December 17, 2019 following the rocket attack staged by a Shi'ite militia force against the US base known as K1 near Kirkuk in Iraq. One US citizen was killed in the attack and several US servicemen were wounded. As an immediate response, the US Air Force staged air strikes against positions of the militia that had staged the rocket attack...Read more

arefayajohn1Copyright: @ 2020 Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) – Published on 27 January 2020

The Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) held a round table discussion on the topic “Greece-Libya Relations Within Regional Challenges” on Tuesday 21st January 2020 at the Hellenic Armed Forces Officers Club in Athens, Greece.

The Roundtable was chaired by the Director of RIEAS, Dr John Nomikos, with presentations by Dr Aref Ali Nayed, Chairman of the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) and Aya Burweila, Senior Fellow of RIEAS...Read more

conscription8Dr. Glen Segell
(University of Haifa, Israel)

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

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Introduction

Modern democracies face tough life-and-death choices in armed conflicts and in the preparation for them. Chief among them is how to weigh the value of soldiers’ lives. A democratic countries leadership might think in terms of black and white, a statistic of how many might be wounded or die in any conflict. ...Read more

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