Political and strategic considerations in the aftermath of Paris attacks

George X. Protopapas The deadly terrorist attacks in Paris caused tremendous shock and proved that Europe remains vulnerable to the atrocities of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Paris attacks also display the necessity for the review of European security and for a unified international strategy against ISIS. The analysis of the European … Continue reading Political and strategic considerations in the aftermath of Paris attacks

Islamic terrorism and organized crime threaten Balkans

George X. Protopapas The cooperation of Islamic terrorists and organized crime could develop in to a significant threat for the security of the region of South East Europe due to some new weaker state institutions, corruption and the deteriorating economy. The surge of Islamic fundamentalist ideology exploited the global war against terrorism and the ethnic … Continue reading Islamic terrorism and organized crime threaten Balkans

The time has come for European Energy Security and European Defence Union

George X. Protopapas The Ukrainian crisis created a rift between the West and Russia due to the annexation of the Russian-speaking Crimean peninsula. The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has adopted a “pipeline diplomacy” to promote the Russian national interests. The EU may again become a hostage of a Russia-Ukraine gas dispute (in January 2006 … Continue reading The time has come for European Energy Security and European Defence Union