cooperation4Earnest Talk vs “Earnest” Failure

Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 16 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 the end of WWII, the idea of international communication and cooperation through “multilateralism” dominated the efforts of leaders, philosophers, academics, and commentators throughout the Western world. Alliances, like NATO, appeared the full-proof instruments of “stability.” The United Nations, the intellectual child of the post-WWII urge to formalize permanent “peace for all,” grew by leaps and bounds. ..Read more

nisgr2Musa Khan Jalalzai

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

The Greece represents a unique case of engagement with NATO, EU, EMU and Western Defensive and political contraption, but notwithstanding this engagement, the present Government is facing plenty of challenges, including foreign terrorist and espionage networks...  Read more

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

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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

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