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Marios P. Efthymiopoulos is the CEO and Founder of the Greece-based international think tank Strategy International. Dr. Efthymiopoulos held multiple positions as a visiting scholar, researcher, lecturer, and analyst in the United States, Italy, Greece, and Cyprus. He has written extensively on NATO, Transatlantic relations, Greek foreign policy, the Eastern Mediterranean, cyber-security, and international security; at the same time he has contributed to TV and radio discussions and debates in the US, Greece, and Europe. Among many other scholarly publications, Dr. Efthymiopoulos has published two books in Greek with Sakkoulas Publications: “NATO in the 21st Century: The Need for a New Strategic Doctrine and the Expansion of NATO-Russia relations” (2008); and “Strategic Security and Transatlantic Relations” (2012). He is currently also co-editing a book on Cyber-Security due to be published in 2013 by Springer publications. In this interview with The Globalized World Post he talked with Zenonas Tziarras, editor of the magazine, about international affairs and security with specific regard to the recent bombings in Boston, the geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, as well as North Korea. The discussion revolved around policy-related subjects while the issues raised bear great significance for the current and future state of regional and international affairs.

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The Boston Attacks and Possible Scenarios

Created on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 16:54 Published Date
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By Marianna Karakoulaki, Junior Scholar, Strategy International.*

On April 15th two bombings during the Boston Marathon shook the USA and the whole world. At the moment of writing there are three confirmed dead, including an 8-year old boy, and more than 130 injured while according to the Boston Globe 30 of them were transferred ‘under code red’ which means life threatening injuries. Additionally, at the moment no one has assumed responsibility for the attacks. Yet the scenarios about possible perpetrators are spreading. Many people active on social media quickly said that the attacks were another attack on American soil by Islamist organisations. The American government and other officials have yet to give an official statement about the perpetrators of the attack. Although there are statements that they are considering it a terrorist attack, Barack Obama avoided to mention this in his statement and said:

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Iran's Private Potential Negative Future Consequences

Created on Sunday, 01 July 2012 12:26 Published Date
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Due to the developing world’s increasing dependence on technology intertwined with the complexity and interconnectedness of nations, cybersecurity[1] has become a major modern weak point throughout the world.[2]  As a response to cyber vulnerability, Iran has chosen to implement a private network. Iran’s private network will be discussed to illustrate some negative future consequences that have resulted from its implementation.

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