libya864Aya Burweila and John M Nomikos

Copyright: To cite this article: Aya Burweila & John M. Nomikos (2019) Libya and the New Axis of Terror: Reshaping the Security Theater in MENA and Europe, International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence, 32:1, 54-81, DOI: 10.1080/08850607.2018.1522226 - ISSN: 0885-0607 (Print) 1521-0561 (Online) Journal homepage:

The exponential expansion of Islamist groups in both numbers and geographic scope to Libya and Syria between 2011 and 2017, and the subsequent refugee crisis it sparked, has led to a rapidly deteriorating human security theatre in the Middle East, North Africa, and the European Union. Read more

gulfmap3Ehud Eilam
(Senior fellow with the Gold Institute for International Strategy. He has been dealing and studying Israel’s national security for more than 25 years. He served in the Israeli military and later on he worked for the Israeli Ministry of Defense)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (
Publication date: 3 September 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).

Iran and Israel used to be allies, until 1979. Since then Iran became a sworn enemy of Israel. In recent years Israel has been bombing Iranian objectives inside Syria, aiming at stopping Iran from building there a fire base against Israel, as Iran did in Lebanon. In a few times Iran tried to strike back, by launching missiles from Syria into Israeli territory, in the Golan Heights, which did not cause harm. In contrast Iranian forces and allies in Syria absorbed casualties and serious damages. Iran also suffered international humiliation. Could this ongoing friction bring Iran to start a war against Israel? ...Read more

sharks9Dimitris Kokkinos

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Posted at RIEAS on: 1 September 2019.

The danger level in the Gulf is rising fast, in spite of the recent rays of hope, with no lasting solution possible. When the Gulf was named Persian, the Arab States were an insignificant collection of tribal groups, imposed at will by the Ottoman Empire, the British interests and even, at a time, the Portuguese. Persia was a strong independent entity and the only significant State in the area, the rest belonging to the crumbling Ottoman Empire. Read more

Reposted at RIEAS web site ( on 21 April 2019

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced the bipartisan Eastern Mediterranean Security and Partnership Act of 2019, legislation which aims to reshape U.S. strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean. The legislation would allow the U.S. to fully support the trilateral partnership of Israel, Greece, and Cyprus through energy and defense cooperation initiatives—including by lifting the embargo on arms transfers to the Republic of Cyprus. Read more

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