natsec91Τάσσος Συμεωνίδης
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)
 
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 8 September 2019

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS
 
In recent weeks Turkey has unleashed a renewed invasion of the Greek islands across from the Anatolian coast via shiploads of illegal (a.k.a. ‘irregular’) Asiatic immigrants landing unopposed (Note: Greece has practically abandoned the right to protect and defend her borders since the beginning of the illegal immigration scourge). 

The invasion is part of president-for-life Erdogan’s repetitious incendiary outbursts about Turkey’s “inalienable rights” in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean which he, the neo-sultan, is determined to claim by force. ...Read more
 

domsecurity91Τάσσος Συμεωνίδης
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 1 September 2019

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 newly elected conservative government of PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis faces multiple crises bestowed upon it by the disastrous four-and-a-half years of the radical left SYRIZA troupe mimicking government.

One of the keenest such emergencies is the constantly growing threat of terrorist-anarchist violence on top of a generalized crisis of increasing “common” crime (theft, breaking-and-entering, home invasion, armed robbery, unprovoked random attacks on the unsuspecting, human trafficking, purse snatching, prostitution etc.)..Read more

yemenphoto5Shaul 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: 13 August 2019

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Three military targets in the southern part of Yemen came under attack within 48 hours. Yemen’s southern port city of Aden was shaken by double attacks and a military camp in Abyan province was raided by Al Qaeda militants. Read more

haftargenlibyaShaul 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: 21 July 2019

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Turkey’s president has met with Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, the head of Libya’s “recognized” government, following heightened tensions between Turkey and forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), a rival Libyan authority. In a statement from his office on July 5, 2019, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his support for Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj’s forces. Erdogan called on Haftar’s forces to cease their attacks. Read more

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Τάσσος Συμεωνίδης
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 11 July 2019

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." -- Aesop

Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been hailed by some foreign media as a reformist “steamroller.” Can he really fit the description under the current circumstances?

Let’s be honest, Mitsotakis faces a Herculean job. Four and a half years of distorted and disastrous ideological fantasies serving as “policy” have devastated the economy, broke the back of the middle class, elevated cronyism and corruption to the role of primary government tools, and sowed division, fear, and loathing across the land. Read more

cyprusphoto54Shaul 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: 25 June 2019

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Turkey sent a second drilling ship into disputed waters off the coast of the Republic of Cyprus to search for natural gas and oil, a move that risk to turn the bilateral dispute into a regional and international conflict.
Relations between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities have festered since 1963, when a power-sharing agreement crumbled amid violence. Cyprus was split in 1974 after a Turkish invasion triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup. ...Read more

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