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https://www.foreign.senate.gov/press/ranking/release/in-athens-senator-menendez-lays-out-strategy-for-security-and-energy-partnership-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-

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: https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/terrorism-study/the-isis-ambassador-to-turkey/ - Homeland Security Today – Reposted at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) 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

besaphoto9Ioannis (John) M. Nomikos
(Director of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) based in Athens, Greece. He is founding editor of the Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies (JEAIS). His research focuses on counterintelligence, counterterrorism, Greek-Israeli relations, and energy- maritime security in the Eastern Mediterranean region).

Copyright: https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/greece-israel-cyprus-alliance/

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 897, July 17, 2018

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Eastern Mediterranean Alliance (Israel, Greece, and Cyprus) is emerging at a time of increasing global instability. All three states are firm democracies that promote peace, security, and environmental stability in the region. The tripartite alliance is strategically the most significant anchor of Greek security and economic progress. Read more

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

Copyright: https://www.timesofisrael.com/cyprus-greece-israel-alliance-serves-us-interests/
Reposted at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) 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

israelsyriaEhud Eilam
(Analyst of Israel's National Security)
Copyright: www.jpost.com Publication of RIEAS (www.rieas.gr) on 20 March 2016.

Syria now marks five years of civil war. Since the beginning of the showdown Israel has been uncertain whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's fall would be beneficiary to it. On the one hand there were Assad's ties with Israel's sworn enemies, Iran and Hezbollah, but on the other hand there was the unpredictability of a post-Assad era. Read more

 

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