Dr. John J. Hamre is President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the world's number one Defense and National Security think tank. Before joining CSIS, he served as the 26th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense. Prior to holding that post, he was the Under Secretary of Defense from 1993 to 1997. In 2007, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appointed Dr.

Pyatt: Democracies need tools to counter disinformation

Modern democracies need tools and tactics to counter disinformation campaigns organized by state and non-state actors, US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt said on Monday, during an event organized by the Atlantic Council, together with the US Embassy to Greece and Greek think tank diaNEOsis.

Balkan-style tightrope walk

The name deal signed between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in June stipulates that Athens will launch the process to ratify the agreement only after Skopje has completed its part of the process. Skopje must first notify Athens that its lawmakers have endorsed the deal (Article 1.4.b).

The Economist Democracy Index: Bulgaria ahead of 4 Countries in the EU

Our country is 46th out of 167 countries "Democracy in ... dies!" Or "Victory of democracy in ...". Every day in world media and social networks there are generalizations about trends and events in one or another country. Where do we judge whether they are true or not?

Seeking common ground

The Greek people expect their political leaders to display a mature attitude and provide solutions to their problems. 

The upcoming review of the Greek Constitution presents them with an opportunity to live up to those expectations. It is very important that the mainstream parties find a way to reach consensus on certain key issues. 

The US midterm elections

Tuesday's midterm elections in the United States are very important and not just for the US itself, but for the entire world and especially the West, where liberal democracy has been facing major challenges of late.

The elections concern all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate and 36 state governorships.