aegeancrisis5Dr. Tassos Symeonidis
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 12 September 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)

On September 4, the Turkish daily Yeni Safak, Erdogan’s mouthpiece (akin to the Völkischer Beobachter, the Nazi Party daily newspaper), published an article under the war-drum bombastic title “Fear of Turkey’ is spreading like wildfire. If Turkey is back, others will go! Anti-Erdoğan sentiment has nothing to do with internal policy. The East Mediterranean belongs to Turkey!” In the now routine Erdogan barbaric jingoistic style, the writer confidently predicted that “Whenever we returned, whenever we achieved a rise, others regressed and weakened. This is because both our existence and struggle has been with the most powerful.” ... Read more

HitlerIs Europe ready to cave in to the world’s loose cannon?

Dr. Tassos Symeonidis
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

 

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 6 September 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 only thing bullies respect is strength, and the Free World has shown precious little of that in recent times.
Timothy Ogden

Those who truly worry about the steadily worsening situation in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, thanks to Erdogan’s incessant piratical sing-and-dance, have every reason to be concerned at the pathetic posture of both NATO and the EU vis-a-vis Turkey, which “Mossad thinks...is a bigger menace than Iran.” ...Read more

gr122Thinking About Greek Strategy
Dr. Tassos Symeonidis
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 30 August 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)

Those who have spent years watching Turkey’s attempts to create a fete accompli in the Aegean, and Greece’s rather numb reactions stressing imaginary “red lines” that may be not crossed and other such figures of speech (not to forget appeals to the EU and NATO for ‘solidarity’ that never really materializes), have become skeptical of using the term “strategy.” B.H. Liddell Hart, one of the most prolific and influential strategic theorists of the 20th Century, defined strategy as “the art of distributing and applying military means to fulfill the ends of policy.”... Read more

religious7Anita Rai
(Counterterrorism expert/consultant; contributor to Intelligence and Security Journals/Orgs, author of forthcoming book Jihad and Terrorism, based in London, UK)

Copyright © 2020 Anita Rai.

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

At a time when a considerable section of the Islamic world has come under the sway of “Caliph” Erdogan, the Republic of India has come up from under the haunting shadows of the most gruesome of Muslim invasions by restoring the Ram Temple in Ayodhya for the indigenous majority whose iconic place of worship was destroyed and converted to a mosque along with thousands more. ... Read more

redlines2Shaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (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: 16 August 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)

Since 2014 Libya has been split 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). Tensions have been escalating in Libya between the two warring parties and between Egypt and Turkey the countries which back the warring parties. .. Read more

evros221by Marilyn Stern

Middle East Forum Webinar
August 5, 2020

Copyright: Middle East Forum (www.meforum.org), USA.

John M. Nomikos, director of the Research Institute for European and American Studies, spoke to participants in a June 5 Middle East Forum webinar (video) to discuss Turkish threats to Greece. ... Read more

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