chaos9The Seattle Carnival of Ugly Shadows

Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 27 June 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)

I arrived in Seattle in the closing days of 2010 to settle permanently and instantly fell in love with the Emerald City. I discovered a brilliant, vibrant, almost “homey” place completely different from other American cities I know. Even the Seattle climate—much derided as gloomy, rainy, and depressing—agreed with me; it reminded me (with adjustments) of the temperate climate of my birthplace Greece during the good climate years of the 60s and 70s that are now gone forever. Yet, as soon as I had my initial fill of the positives, I turned my eye to city politics and government and my heart dropped. ..Read more

security2xBy: Musa Khan Jalalzai

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 13 March 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 development of EU security and stability area marked by legal modification, intelligence and security sector reforms, and policy making patterns energyzed practical reflections on the impact of intelligence sharing on law enforcement level...Read more

intel923Christopher Nehring
(Born in 1984, is scientific Director at the German spy Museum in Berlin. He has studied Eastern European and modern history in Heidelberg and St. Petersburg, and a doctorate in 2016, a subject of the secret service history. His newest Bay is “The 77 largest espionage myths”, published by Heyne, München, 2019)
Copyright: http://allinfo.space/2019/06/08/intelligence-services-and-the-secret-service-myths-in-europe/
Reposted at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 4 August 2019.

Numerous myths surround the intelligence services. They are not always untrue. To shake, but in these myths, is one of the principles of a democratic way of dealing with the secret services, writes Christopher Nehring. Read more

euintell91Musa 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: 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).

Most of the current intelligence problems within the European Union, whether they relate to predicting surprise attacks, the politicization of intelligence, or questions of ethics and privacy, are old conundrums....Read more

climate9Ian Dunlop
(Senior Member of the Advisory Board for Breakthrough. Ian was an international oil, gas and coal industry executive, chairman of the Australian Coal Association and chief executive of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. From 1998-2000 he chaired the Australian Greenhouse Office Experts Group on Emissions Trading. He is a member of the Club of Rome).

David Spratt
(Research Director for Breakthrough and co-author of Climate Code Red: The case for emergency action (Scribe 2008). His recent reports include Recount: It’s time to “Do the math” again. Climate Reality Check and Antarctic Tipping Points for a Multi-metre Sea – level Rise).

Copyright: @ Published by Breakthrough – National Centre for Climate Restoration, Melbourne, Australia, June 2017 – www.breakthroughonline.org.au

The first responsibility of a government is to safeguard the people and their future well-being. The ability to do this is threatened by climate change, whose accelerating impacts will also drive political instability and conflict, posing large negative consequences to human society which may never be undone. This report looks at climate change and conflict issues through the lens of sensible risk – management to draw new conclusions about the challenge we now face. Read more

inteloversight9YAURI-MIRANDA, Jaseff Raziel
(University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 9 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).

How is the relationship between intelligence and accountability in the last years? In different countries, this dilemma has been treated in a different fashion according to four principles: a) Responsibility, in the internal controls and institutional designs to configure the community of intelligence. b) Regulation, in the oversight and control of intelligence by Parliamentary bodies. c) Justice, as in the judicial authorization and control of intelligence activities that affect fundamental rights of citizens (Bovens et al., 2014); and d) Trust, in the participation of citizens in governmental policies or in the closer connection between authority and legitimacy. This text shows the basic patterns of accountability in those points, as well as the dilemmas and forms to improve the legitimacy of intelligence services in Spain and Brazil....Read more

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