iranmap19Kiril Avramov & Ruslan Trad
(Post-doctoral fellow at the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas at Austin, USA), & (Freelance journalist and analyst with over ten years experience covering of MENA, Balkans, and Turkey regional issues)

Repost at RIEAS web site on 10 December 2018

Iran’s global disinformation operations have drawn significant attention, but their presence on the Balkans remains slightly out of focus. The public and media continue to underestimate the potential of Tehran’s operations in the region. Read more

greece14Sam Drimakis
(Assistant Professor, Webster University, Athens Campus)

This is an opinionated paper on how the Greek Economic Crisis occurred and how it presents a threat to the European Union in terms of its continuation. The research methods of observations and media headlines regarding this issue is used. My opinions on how the Greek economic crises is persistent due to external and internal factors fueling the crisis is shown. Using this as a guide is up to the readers’ discretion.

Keywords: Greek Government, Crisis, Debt, Germany, Eurozone

The Greek crisis is not one of economic crisis only but of social and political nature as well, with foreign influence that causes it to be on going. The chief contributor to Greece's financial crisis is so familiar to Americans who hit tough times in 2008. After all it is the same problem spending. Consumers who become over-leveraged and spent more than they take home. What Greece did it undertook a policy of deficit spending to support its vast social programs? They were mismanaged and ballooned out as the Greek economy soured. The Greek governments borrowed to finance its overspending, issuing debt at an increasing rate. As Greek law makers continued to increase the country's debt load, anxious investors increased the cost of borrowing for Greece by widening the bond yield spreads and increasing the risk premium for credit default swaps on Greek debt. To put it simple as Greece continued to borrow at high levels, the cost of borrowing money increased too, making each euro dollar borrowed cost more in interest than the last...Read more

csec18Choutea Eleana
(Security Analyst, & RIEAS Research Associate)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( date: 16 September 2018

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

More often than ever to Greek standards the term "cyber-attack" is used, based on the latest developments and attacks by Turkish hackers. Joseph Nye is topical- especially in the last two years at the global level - with its formalities on hybrid war, which he described it as "that form of war that requires the development of new weapons, the use of innovative technologies and the use of non-weapons"...Read more

htrafphoto9Carlos López-Veraza Pérez
(Public Prosecutor, Huelva, Spain)

Note: An early version of this text has been presented at the OSCE Conference (18 Alliance against Trafficking in Persons, Vienna 2018)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 22 July 2018

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Identifying and prosecuting Trafficking in Human Beings (hereinafter, THB) is often very difficult because of the fear of the victims to testify in a criminal proceeding. Therefore, it is fundamental that there is cooperation among states, at all levels and with a holistic plan of action. ..Read more

lonewolf92Interview with Dr. Matthew Crosston
(Faculty Member, Doctoral Programs, School of Security and Global Studies, American Military University)

Posted at RIEAS web site ( on 1July 2018.

Note: Dr. Matthew Crosston is also RIEAS Senior Advisor

In 10 years’ time, the “9/11 syndrome” will be over, according to Dr. Matthew Crosston. In this exclusive vlog, American Military University’s Dr. Crosston discusses terrorism in its current state and what the future of counterterrorism efforts will look like in the next decade. Read more

csec18Choutea Eleana (ΜA)
(RIEAS Research Assistant)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( -Publication date: 20 May 2018

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).
First published on Geopolitcs & Daily News - (Greek language)

It is fair enough to describe the 21st century as “Century of Technology and Information”. The relationship between political technology and military technology becomes closer as the first produces dual use technology used by the latter. Technological development of a state undoubtedly affects economic and military power in times of war and peace, transforming the world and influencing relations among states.... Read more

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