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

oldwine9Q&A

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

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

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