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iacspphoto7The Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) joined as Partner the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals East Asian Region (IACSPSEA). Read more

fragos19Fragoulis S. Fragos
(Fragoulis S. Fragos was born in 1951 in Komotini, Greece. In 1970, he was admitted to the Hellenic Military Academy from where he graduated in 1974 in 1st place as a 2nd Lieutenant before joining the Infantry. He served in the Special Forces and served as a paratrooper until retirement. He is a graduate of the Hellenic Army War College and the NATO Defense College (NADEFCOL). For six years he served as Defense Attaché in the Greek Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. He served as the Director of the Inter-service Military Intelligence Directorate of the Hellenic Joint Chief Of Staff during the Olympic Games (2004). He has also served as Commanding Officer of the Infantry and Lieutenant General and Commanding Officer of the Mechanized Infantry Division, Army Corps, 1st Army, as well as Inspector General of the Hellenic Army. He served as the Defense Minister in the government of the Prime Minister Mr. Panagiotis Pikramenos (May – June 2012). He is Honorary Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff as well as an Honorary citizen of the prefectures of Rethymno, Amyntaio and Orestiada. His Undergraduate and Graduate studies took place at the Panteion University; he is also a Phd holder, gaining his Doctorate from Ionian University, in Geopolitics & Geo - strategy. He speaks English, Turkish and Russian, and is married with two children. In 2010, his study on the battle of Mara thon was published: “Without Cavalry. Battle of Marathon (490 BC) 2500 Years”, and was immediately translated into English. The German translation is currently being prepared). Read more

bookfrontpageEdited by John M. Nomikos and Joseph Fitsanakis

Summary

The region that covers the Balkans and the Mediterranean has historically served as a bridge between the East and the West, between Europe, Asia and Africa. Historically these areas have witnessed the interaction and collision of various empires, religions and civilizations. The last three decades, the Balkans and the Mediterranean region, have experienced a plethora of security challenges. Starting from the disintegration of Yugoslavia to the aftermath of the so-called Arab Spring, ethnic cleansing, political turmoil, fundamentalism, organized crime, terrorism, illegal immigration and foreign interventions have largely shaped the regional security agenda. Despite the fact that there is a vast literature that addresses the security challenges in these regions, a text that provides insight into intelligence developments that have taken place over the past years, was lacking. Read more

dannybookBy The Former Director of the Mossad

DANNY YATOM
(Major General (Ret.) Danny Yatom was born in Netanya in 1945. In the IDF he served in the special forces and received a Medal of Bravery. He also filled many roles in the security forces and government, including head of the IDF's Planning Directorate, commander of the Central Command, military secretary to defense ministers Arens and Rabin and prime ministers Rabin and Peres. Mr. Yatom served as director of the Mossad and as head of the Military-Political staff at the prime minister's bureau under Ehud Barak. He was elected to the Israeli parliament twice as a member of the Labor Party and graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in mathematics, physics and computer science. He is married to Tova, and they have five sons and six grandchildren)...Read more

stilianidisBy Evripidis Stylianidis

Copyright: @ 2016 Minoas Publishing Company, Greece - Publication in RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 28 July 2016.

Thrace, due to its geopolitical importance and the composition of its population, will either bear the brunt of the recovery of the Greek economy and the return of Greece to the role of a regional leading power, or, because of the indifference and mistakes of the Athenian center, will become the most serious national issue of the country in the coming years. In this study, we present...Read more

ehudphotoEhud Eilam
(Ph.D., analyst of Israel’s national security, is a former civilian researcher for the Israeli military. He resides in the United States)

Copyright @ 2016 Ehud Eilam. All Rights reserved. McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina, USA.

Israeli has fought many wars since its founding in 1948, from conventional military conflicts with Arab forces to irregular clashes with guerrilla and terror groups. A study of these confrontations reveals strategic and military patterns.

Written by a former member of the Israel Defense Forces, this Book compares the wars fought in Lebanon against the Palestine Liberation Organization (1982) and against Hezbollah (2006), and in the Gaza Strip (1956, 1967, 2008-2009, and 2014)...Read more

globalytica16Globalytica, in conjunction with International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) and IAFIE-Europe, is offering those attending IAFIE's 12th Annual Conference in Breda (The Netherlands) a unique opportunity to earn certificates in Strategic Foresight Analysis and Critical Thinking and Effective Writing. The workshops will take place at the Apollo Hotel in Breda on June 22, 2016, from 0900 - 1630. Randy and Kathy Pherson will each lead a workshop. Click on Course Offerings 

secjamBEYOND CONVENTIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

An increasingly uncertain global security context, the rise of Daesh, Russia-NATO tensions and the refugee crisis form the backdrop of the 2016 Security Jam between April 25-28. This global brainstorm is held entirely online and in writing only. It unites thousands of experts on security, human rights and development from government, international organisations, NGOs, academia, business and the media to develop innovative solutions to global security challenges.

The Jam will feed into the EU's thinking on a new Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy and into NATO's upcoming Warsaw summit. Your recommendations will be shared with decision-makers and experts around the globe. Read more

awcrieasIn March 2016, United States Air Force War College students spent time in Athens during a regional cultural studies trip. They engaged with representatives of the Hellenic Air Force and National Defence General Staff. They also visited the Hellenic National Defence College, Athens think tank, RIEAS - Research Institute for European and American Studies, museums, and the Acropolis.

intelligence103The Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) introduces the Global Security and Intelligence Studies (GSIS) presented by the Policy Studies Organisations (PSO).

Aims and Scope

Global Security and Intelligence Studies (GSIS) is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, open access publication designed to provide a forum for the academic community and the community of practitioners to engage in dialogue about contemporary global security and intelligence issues. The journal welcomes contributions on a broad range of intelligence and security issues, and from across the methodological and theoretical spectrum. The journal especially encourages submissions that recognize the multidisciplinary nature of intelligence and security studies, and that draw on insights from a variety of fields to advance our understanding of important current intelligence and security issues. In keeping with the desire to help bridge the gap between academics and practitioners, the journal also invites articles about current intelligence and security related matters from a practitioner perspective. In particular, GSIS is interested in publishing informed perspectives on current intelligence and security related matters. GSIS welcomes the submission of original empirical research, research notes, and book reviews. Papers and research notes that explicitly demonstrate how a multidisciplinary approach enhances theoretical and practical understanding of intelligence and security matters are especially welcome... Read more

 

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