haftargen6Shaul 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 December 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).

Since the fall of the Dictator Muammar Gaddafi and the chaos that followed his death in 2011, Libya is divided between an internationally backed government- the Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al-Sarraj, based in Tripoli and a rival authority, the Tobruk government, formed by the House of Representatives elected in 2014 and dominated by general Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), in the east and south of the country. ...Read more

ayaphotos91Aya Burweila
(RIEAS Senior Advisor)

Copyright: @2019 Aya Burweila- Published in RIEAS (www.rieas.gr) on 1 December 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

On May 6, 2019, Turkey announced its plans to begin drilling activities in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Cyprus, prompting the US State Department to warn
the Turkish regime that: “This step is highly provocative and risks raising tensions in the region. We urge Turkish authorities to halt these operations and encourage all parties to act with restraint. Read more

eubreakup9Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

(He has completed his trainings at the Faculty of Economics with the University of Vienna (Austria) with a Magister der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften (M.A. in Business Administration). During his studies he took various practical training periods / work with banks and manufacturing companies in Canada, the US and Belgium (Brussels).

Copyright: https://www.gisreportsonline.com/how-to-destroy-the-european-union,3019,c.html

Once, the “European idea” helped unite a war-weary continent. Now, overbearing central authorities, suffocating bureaucracies and reams of red tape are limiting the freedom that idea once promised. Europeans are losing trust in their institutions, and worry for their own security. At the heart of the problem is weak leaders. Read more

greurope7Q & A
Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 27 October 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)

It is a common secret that communist “truths” are widely accepted in Greece. For a country that survived the post-WWII Soviet land grab and never came under communist rule this is a rather strange phenomenon, isn’t it?

It is indeed. To understand fully the roots of widespread leftism in Greece we should quickly recap historical events that help explain this proclivity, the most prominent of which was the founding of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in 1918.
KKE’s early life was turbulent as it oscillated between underground action vs. suggestions to follow “full legitimacy” like the rest of the political parties. Internal dissension and “comradely conflict” helped turn KKE into a confused lump of bitter ideological rivals—Marxist/Leninists/Stalinists vs Trotskyites being the most prominent such conflict... Read more

warning9Q&A

Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 20 October 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

What is the One Percent Factor in preparing to respond to threats and crises?

Planners attempt to create models that cover all bases. However, no model is ever 100 percent complete in its assumptions and proposed remedial actions—unpredictability is the bane of all planners irrespective of the subject at hand.

The One Percent Factor is a moniker to describe this unpredictable “dark part,” present in all estimates and plans, which policy makers assume is the most unlikely possibility they might have to face—and thus it could be assumed to rest on the very far improbable part of all possibilities. ...Read more

investment8Q & A
Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 13 October 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

Ever since his electoral victory last July PM Mitsotakis misses no opportunity to extend invitations to foreign investors to bring their money to Greece. In view of the country’s severe complications after the 2010 default, and the lingering impact of EU-imposed austerity, what should be of concern to foreign investors who might be “thinking Greek?”
Investors in general seek environments with at least three key qualities: (a) A free market with minimum interference from governments (b) legal and tax stability, and (c) a reasonably trained and educated workforce. If these three variables can be reasonably guaranteed, plans for investment may go ahead. It is the juggling and risk-inclined type who would ignore misgivings about any of these three factors in making investment decisions; the rest of less risk-prone investors will stay away. ...Read more

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