balkanregion9Dr. John M. Nomikos
(Director of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) and the European Intelligence Academy (EIA), both in Athens, Greece)

Dr. A. Th. Symeonides
(Academic advisor to the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), Athens, Greece)

Copyright: Taylor and Francis Group, Journal of International Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IJIC) - John M. Nomikos & A. Th. Symeonides (2018) Intelligence and Balkan Instability: Repeating the Past or Moving in a New Direction?, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 31:1, 85-101, DOI: 10.1080/08850607.2017.1374150

Note: RIEAS wishes to thank Mr. Richard R. Valcourt, IJIC Editor, for his kindness to allow RIEAS to post the article.

Over the centuries intelligence has been a key instrument of statecraft. But intelligence information can be a double-edged sword. If correctly analyzed and applied, it may show leaders how to avoid calamities and arrive at optimal decisions. In some cases, it can avert a fight and provide the ground for compromise. But when misused and manipulated to advance political aims and preconceptions, it can lead to irreparable disaster and long-term suffering. Read more

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