turkeyflag1A Clear and Present Danger to World Peace

Τάσσος Συμεωνίδης
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 23 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 these days earns highest grades as the unmitigated aggressor and bully in the Eastern Mediterranean. Almost-president-for-life Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wrapped in his neo-Ottoman illusions, has risen to the status of Public Enemy Number One threatening regional peace and, even, world stability given his dangerous politico-military antics with Moscow and Teheran and his desperate scuffling with the United States and Europe...Read more

ukflagMusa Khan Jalalzai
(Research scholar and member of Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). His intellectual experience is up to 15 years extensive research in political analysis, Pakistan, Afghanistan, terrorism, Taliban, the ISIS, nuclear and biological terrorism, and intelligence analysis. He retrieved master in English Literatures, and diploma in Geospatial Intelligence from University of Maryland Washington DC, certificate in Surveillance Law from University of Stanford, and DP in Counterterrorism from Pennsylvania State University. He can write and speak English, Pashto, Persian, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Dari, and Saraiki languages. He can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 23June 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 twenty first century came to view with different classifications of national security threats, and changing line of preeminence. World leaders and National Security experts at the very first stage grasped geographical high-noon and its disadvantageous metamorphosis that evolved into a bigger threat. The risk of extremism and consistent alienation of citizens from states in Europe have both grown and diversified. Security experts and political observers have simulated function of these states in different way of looking. Some states in the EU still need security sector reforms and the replacement of old communist security and intelligence infrastructure to tackle the hydra of radicalization and extremism. ...Read more

terror17Shaul 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: 10 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).

As the tension between Iran and the U.S and its allies in Middle East are on the rise, Iran has launched a campaign of violent covert operations, after years of relative restraint. The US deployed the Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the region on May 4, 2019; in response to what it said was an “escalated threat” from Iran. US national security advisor John Bolton has said Washington's military buildup was "a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime. Read more

start9Τάσσος Συμεωνίδης
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 2 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).

Alexis Tsipras, the now defeated Greek prime minister and leader of the radical left SYRIZA party, built his career around political opportunism and crowd pleasing. When he burst onto the political scene in 2015, promising “to tear up the memoranda,” i.e. to overturn the draconian German-imposed austerity agreements that staved off Greece’s sovereign debt collapse in 2010, he almost certainly knew his promises was a gross exaggeration that could not be fulfilled. But he hesitated little...Read more

grusaphoto9Eastern Med Conundrum

Q&A
Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 5 May 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).

Turkish belligerence in the East Med is going through yet another spasm of loud sabre rattling and threats of military action. Are we on the throes of an aggressive war in the Aegean aiming at grabbing Greek territory and forcing a “solution” of what Ankara perceives as a “violation of Turkish inalienable rights?” How should Greece react?

History tells us that when a habitual aggressor, like Turkey, goes into yet another round of ranting and raving about “inalienable rights” it is either confident it can win or almost certain it is losing. Hitler in the 1930s correctly estimated the cowardice of Britain and France that allowed him to achieve spectacular territorial advantages without firing a single shot. In contrast, president-for-life Erdogan of the 2000s finds himself surrounded by intractable crises, most of his own making, and with minimal space for effective maneuver....Read more

cypgrisr7Shaul 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: 29 April 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).

Recent developments off Cyprus are causing regional tension and the East Mediterranean countries are flexing their muscles and adopting "gunboat diplomacy" of naval drills as a strategic asset in their conflicts. "Gunboat diplomacy "can be defined in a general way as any aggressive diplomatic activity carried out with the implicit or explicit use of military (usually naval) power. However, the term is most often associated with the activities of the Great Powers in the second half of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. Read more

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