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AROUND THE WORLD WITH DR. VASSILIOS DAMIRAS DISCUSSING FOREIGN POLICY WITH THE HOST OF VICTORIA’S VOICE GRIT & GRACE
Dr. Vassilios Damiras, Contributors, Vassilios Damiras – Pax Americana

AROUND THE WORLD WITH DR. VASSILIOS DAMIRAS DISCUSSING FOREIGN POLICY WITH THE HOST OF VICTORIA’S VOICE GRIT & GRACE

Dr. Vassilios Damiras * (Discusses Foreign Policy on "Victoria’s Voice Grit & Grace" ) Renowned foreign policy expert Dr. Vassilios Damiras engaged in a thought-provoking conversation with Victoria Lee Scott, the host of "Victoria’s Voice Grit & Grace," delving into pressing international issues and geopolitical dynamics shaping our world today. In their riveting discussion, Dr. Damiras and Victoria Lee Scott explored the concept of historical cycles and the recurring patterns evident in global affairs. From the resurgence of political tensions to the reemergence of age-old conflicts, they examined how history often repeats itself, offering valuable insights into the complexities of contemporary foreign policy. One of the focal points of their conversation centered on recent d...
CYBER THREATS: AN EVOLVING AND PERNICIOUS GLOBAL THREAT
Contributors, Cybersecurity, Dr. Vassilios Damiras, Vassilios Damiras – Pax Americana

CYBER THREATS: AN EVOLVING AND PERNICIOUS GLOBAL THREAT

By Dr. Vassilios Damiras * Cyber threats are the new security dilemma of the twenty-first century. These kinds of high-tech attacks threaten to destroy or severely damage critical global economic interests and undermine worldwide security stability. The growing dependency on information technology (IT) makes cybersecurity a vital component of the U.S. national security infrastructure. Data collection, processing, storage, transmission capabilities, mobile, wireless, and cloud computing are increasing rapidly, making cyberattacks quickly. The evolution of cyberterrorism is identified in incidents and the range of actors and targets. In the last few years, American intelligence has observed increased breadth and high sophistication of computer network operations (CNO) by non-state and ...
CYPRUS: A DANGEROUS GEOSTRATEGIC ISSUE
Contributors, Dr. Vassilios Damiras, Europe, Vassilios Damiras – Pax Americana

CYPRUS: A DANGEROUS GEOSTRATEGIC ISSUE

By Dr. Vassilios Damiras* Cyprus has faced severe ethnic disputes throughout its history and missed political opportunities. It achieved independence from Britain in 1960. The Kingdom of Greece, the Turkish Republic, and Great Britain negotiated the various treaties creating the Republic of Cyprus. Based on the 1960 and 1973 censuses, the population is now 80 percent Greek-Cypriots and 18 percent Turkish-Cypriots, with the rest being Maronites, Latins, and Armenians. Cyprus has played a vital part in Greek culture since ancient times. The inhabitants of this island have experienced a long and arduous struggle with establishing democratic values and beliefs. Since ancient times, Greece has viewed Cyprus as an extension of Hellenic ideas and values; furthermore, it viewed Cyprus as a b...
THE USA AND ITS ENEMIES RUSSIA, IRAN, AND CHINA
Contributors, Americas, Dr. Vassilios Damiras, Geopolitics and International Security, Vassilios Damiras – Pax Americana

THE USA AND ITS ENEMIES RUSSIA, IRAN, AND CHINA

By Dr. Vassilios Damiras Dr. Vassilios Damiras examines and analyses how Russia, Iran, and China try to dethrone the USA as the sole superpower. https://thenewscasters.com/podcast/the-usa-and-its-enemies-russia-iran-and-china/ *International Relations/International Security consultant with great experience in Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence. Specialties: U.S. National Security, Geopolitical Analysis, Strategic Studies, Force Protection, Human Intelligence, Law Enforcement, Global Intelligence, Terrorist Financing, Counterinsurgency, International Affairs, International Security, International Law, Symmetric Threat Operations, Asymmetric Threat Operations, Strategic Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, Risk Analysis, Counterguerrilla Assessment, Counterguerrilla Warfar...
Moscow and Tehran’s Role in the Middle East
Middle East, Geopolitics and International Security, Study Office

Moscow and Tehran’s Role in the Middle East

By José Carlos Palma* In recent years, the Middle East has become a battleground for geopolitical maneuvering, with Moscow and Tehran emerging as key players in shaping the region's dynamics. The evolving relationship between Russia and Israel, coupled with Iran's growing influence, underscores a complex interplay of interests and alliances that have far-reaching implications for regional stability and global security. Redefining Alliances The historic friendship between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has undergone significant strain in the face of shifting geopolitical realities. While once considered allies in the fight against terrorism, particularly in Syria, the relationship between Moscow and Jerusalem has cooled in recent years,...
THE NEW GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR
Vassilios Damiras – Pax Americana, Contributors, Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, Defense & Security, Dr. Vassilios Damiras

THE NEW GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division duck away from debris being thrown into the air as a Black Hawk helicopter prepares to extract soldiers on a mission in southeastern Afghanistan. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times) By Jacob Moscovitch Photography by Times Photography Staff   By Dr. Vassilios Damiras* Dr. Vassilios Damiras discusses the new global war on terror. https://thenewscasters.com/podcast/the-new-global-war-on-terror/ *International Relations/International Security consultant with great experience in Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence. Specialties: U.S. National Security, Geopolitical Analysis, Strategic Studies, Force Protection, Human Intelligence, Law Enforcement, Global Intelligence, Terrorist Financing, Counterinsurgency, International Af...
Iran’s Ring of Fire: A Strategic Analysis
Middle East, Geopolitics and International Security, Regions, Study Office

Iran’s Ring of Fire: A Strategic Analysis

By José Carlos Palma* In the ongoing geopolitical chess game between Iran and Israel, the Middle East has become a battleground where tactics are nuanced, and consequences dire. At the heart of Iran’s strategy lies a two-pronged approach: a military nuclear capability acting as a shield, and a network of proxy forces encircling Israel, known as the “Ring of Fire.” The Strategic Framework Iran’s ambition to establish itself as a dominant regional power has manifested in its development of a sophisticated strategy aimed at maintaining a safe distance from confrontation while exerting influence through proxies. The “Ring of Fire” strategy, orchestrated by the Islamic Republic, involves bolstering militant groups such as Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza, and vario...
Introducing Dr. Vassilios Damiras: A Leading Expert in International Relations, Counterterrorism, and Defense Analysis
Contributors, Dr. Vassilios Damiras, Vassilios Damiras – Pax Americana

Introducing Dr. Vassilios Damiras: A Leading Expert in International Relations, Counterterrorism, and Defense Analysis

By José Carlos Palma* It is indeed a pleasure to have Dr. Vassilios Damiras as a valued contributor to the International Studies of Strategic and Geopolitics (ISSG) with your works on the podcast Vassilios Damiras – Pax Americana Dr. Vassilios Damira is a distinguished figure in the field of International Relations/Business, renowned for his expertise in U.S. counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and defense analysis. With a comprehensive background in various aspects of global security and diplomacy, Dr. Damiras has made significant contributions to the understanding and management of complex geopolitical issues. His professional journey encompasses extensive work on critical U.S. National Security matters, including the Middle East and Balkan politics, as well as European econo...
Baltic Sea as a “NATO Lake” Signals Strategic Shift in Regional Dynamics
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Baltic Sea as a “NATO Lake” Signals Strategic Shift in Regional Dynamics

  By José Carlos Palma* , April 8, 2024 The Baltic Sea, once a contested maritime domain at the intersection of Russian and NATO interests, is increasingly being referred to as a "NATO Lake," marking a significant shift in the region's strategic landscape. Following Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the Baltic Sea region witnessed a palpable transformation as Sweden and Finland, long-standing neutral nations, joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This pivotal development has tilted the balance of power in favor of the Western alliance, reshaping the dynamics of security and cooperation in the area. The term "NATO Lake" underscores the newfound strategic advantage enjoyed by the alliance in the Baltic Sea. With Sweden and Finland's access...