democracy29Ehud Eilam
(Senior fellow with the Gold Institute for International Strategy. He has been dealing and studying Israel’s national security for more than 25 years. He served in the Israeli military and later on he worked for the Israeli Ministry of Defense)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 19 January 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).

Israel has a system of government that is based on parliamentary democracy. Israel is about to have its third election in less than a year. It could be seen a sign of problem in Israel’s democracy. There are other troubles that indicate on cracks in this relatively young democracy. ..Read more


John M Nomikos & A. Th. Symeonides


Copyright: International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence -
Volume 32, 2019 - Issue 4 Pages 677-690 | Published online: 05 Aug 2019

Throughout history, building coalitions of sovereign states has been a delicate
enterprise involving compromise based on common interests. In developing
politico-economic and defense alliances, in particular, a key concern is how
the partners organize the sharing and utilization of intelligence information,
necessarily among the most vital elements in strengthening coalition-common
actions. Read more

cyprus5Shaul 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 ( 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).

Tensions intensified in the East Mediterranean after Turkey sent an oil-and-gas drilling ship (Yavuz) escorted by Turkish warships to waters off southern Cyprus- an area already licensed by Cyprus to Italian and French energy companies. The Yavuz is the second drillship that Turkey has dispatched to drill off Cyprus, joining the Fatih and other research vessels...Read more







ATHENS, GREECE – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today delivered the 15th Manuel Chrysoloras keynote speech on security cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean. At a speech hosted by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), Menendez spoke about the geostrategic opportunities for the region and laid out a strategy to promote peace and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean. Read more

turkey121Anne Speckhard, Ph.D.
(Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) and serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She has interviewed over 600 terrorists, their family members and supporters in various parts of the world including in Western Europe, the Balkans, Central Asia, the Former Soviet Union and the Middle East)

Copyright: - Homeland Security Today – Reposted at RIEAS web site ( on 29 April 2019.

In the complicated relationship between the government of Turkey and ISIS, it’s unclear how much of the relationship was direct and formal, as opposed to support coming from private individuals and entities in Turkey, or in response to the vast amounts of money ISIS had to spend on a network it deployed inside Turkey to receive and funnel foreign fighters, weapons, and medical supplies into its huge state apparatus. In any case, it’s clear that every state needs diplomats to negotiate political deals with the countries near its borders. ISIS, it seems, was no exception to this rule, as ICSVE researchers learned in a February 2019 five-hour interview with an ISIS emir, Abu Mansour al Maghrebi, who claims he essentially served as the ISIS ambassador to Turkey. Read more

greco10Endy Zemenides is Executive Director of the Hellenic American Leadership Council and David Harris is American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO.

Reposted at RIEAS web site ( on 1 April 2019

Long ago, the Mediterranean was known as the Middle Sea because for centuries, it provided the principal means of communication between empires and civilizations. Today’s Mediterranean is reclaiming much of that historic legacy....Read more

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