afgin221Abhinandan Mishra
(A New Delhi based senior journalist, India)

Copyright: @ 2021 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 5 September 2021

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The swift takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban is a closed chapter now. How it happened and why it was not anticipated not just by U.S officials but officials of other countries including India, will be analyzed and taught as a lesson in the coming years to future and serving Intelligence officers and other workings in similar roles.... Read more

balance211Raagini Sharma
(RIEAS Senior Analyst)

Copyright: @ 2021 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 29 August 2021

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1. Abstract

The world is confronting a risk of the power vacuum that may loom large on its canvas for a long time. The Vacuum is created in light of the fact that Europe and the USA are in a mode of gradual relative decay vis-a-vis the accelerated growth of the rising powers. The Rising powers are effectively testing western powers. Particularly China as an independent entity and BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as an international group are presenting tough challenges to the Western powers. .. Read more

 

arseaRaagini Sharma
(RIEAS Senior Analyst)

Copyright: @ 2021 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 23 May 2021

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Introduction

By forging close trade, security, and defence cooperation relations with the majority of Middle Eastern countries, India's foreign policy has shifted from "Link West" to "Act West", resulting in action-oriented policy from mere linkage policy. Historically, over the centuries, India and Iran have had considerable shared cultural history. However, in the last few decades, the Indo-Iran relationship has witnessed several ups and downs. The relationship waned due to India's proximity to the erstwhile USSR and Iran's to the USA in the cold war era, Iran's support to Pakistan against India and India's support to Iraq in the Iran-Iraq war. However, post-Iran's 1979 revolution, the relationship strengthened because of the common stance adopted by both the nations in Afghanistan supporting the Northern Alliance and the anti-Taliban government of Ashraf Ghani. ... Read more

state924Raagini Sharma
(RIEAS Senior Analyst)

Copyright: @ 2021 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) – Published on 18 April 2021.

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1. Abstract

Development is an all-encompassing process of a number of activities taken at sub-national, national and global levels to improve the quality of life and standard of living of people. For it to be perceived in an apt framework, one has to examine the progress, both qualitative and quantitative, on a time scale. Hence, the development relates itself to the generation living during that time period. The race to create more wealth and be more developed by harnessing nature has already caused intense strains on earth in form of depleting resources, high risks to lives and livelihood of present generation due to climate changes and a cause of grave concern to the future generations. Sustainable Development thus has become a buzz word replacing the concept of Development though it is in the overall domain of Development. Read more

 

caucasusphoto(Game of Poker at best, Game of Chess at worst, and neither option should be celebrated)

Petra Posega
(Security Scholar with a Degree in Political Science. She prolifically writes for platforms and magazines on four continents (including the Canadian (Geopolitics of Energy, the US Addleton, and Far-Eastern Journal of Asia- Europe Relation).

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 22 May 2016

Nuclear security is seemingly in the vanguard of global attention, but the large framework of international provisions is increasingly perceived as a toothless tiger. In the contemporary age where asymmetric threats to security are one of the most dangerous ones, the time is high to mitigate the risk of rouge actors having potential access to materials, necessary to develop nuclear weapons....Read more

caspianAleksandra Krstić
(She studied in Belgrade (Political Science) and in Moscow (Plekhanov's IBS). She is currently, a post-doctoral researcher at the Kent University in Brussels (Intl. Relations). Specialist for the MENA-Balkans frozen and controlled conflicts)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 24 April 2016

The recent all-shoot out in Azerbaijan between the ethnic Armenians and Azerbaijani forces brought yet another round of casualties, psychological traumas and property destructions. Sudden and severe as it was, the event sent its shock waves all over Caucasus and well beyond. Is Caucasus receiving the 'residual heat' from the boiling MENA? Is this a next Syria? Is a grand accommodation pacific scenario possible? Or will it be more realistic that the South Caucasus ends up violently torn apart by the grand compensation that affects all from Afghanistan up to the EU-Turkey deal?.... Read more

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