Sunday, April 29, 2007



The World Security Network Foundation has recently opened its Office in Athens, covering the South Eastern European Region. The Office will be based along the RIEAS Institute and the Office Coordinator will be Ioannis Michaletos; Balkan Analyst for RIEAS & South Eastern European Editor for WSN Foundation.

The main tasks of the WSN-Athens & SEE Office will be:
- Provide networking capabilities for researchers, analysts, journalists, NGO members, social sciences students; amongst them and along the greater WSN Foundation.
-Provide access to publication through the World Security Network Foundation, the RIEAS Institute and all the other collaborating publications in the SEE Region.
-Provide information on conferences for SE Europe thematic.
-Create the necessary framework in order to perform international conferences, seminars and media commendatory on regional affairs.

Information on World Security Network Foundation:


“Networking a Safer World” with the vision of implementing the goals of the UN Charter—mutual respect and tolerance, human rights, economic growth; To rouse people out of their apathy, to raise awareness of trouble spots before war breaks out, to outline proposed solutions and to draw media attention to security issues at an early stage; To network the strategic community focusing on the new young global elite in foreign and defense affairs specialists; Convey new, creative ideas and policy recommendations to decision-makers at the lightning speed of the internet

A new kind of global foreign affairs action network in the age of globalization using the internet and local Task Force meetings; 46 respected experts from 14 countries—the USA, Germany, Russia, the UK, Turkey, France, Switzerland, Estonia, Kosovo, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Pakistan and Greece—including eleven generals and admirals.

World Security Network Foundation Global Reach

Fifty (50) senior and mostly young editors with 25 nationalities report from New York, Washington D.C., Tokyo, Paris, Vienna, Cambridge (UK), Rome, Moscow, Singapore, Beirut, New Delhi, Germany, Greece, Belgium, Bulgaria, Turkey, China, Pakistan, Nepal and Peru led by WSN Global-Editor-in-Chief BrigGen (Ret.) Dieter Farwick, former Director of Germany's "Federal Armed Forces Intelligence Office" and close aid to former German Defense Minister and later NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner.

Global impact of the World Security Network Foundation

Three million hits per month on, 303,000 members of the international information elite -including more than 123,000 members of foreign affairs networks, 66,000 business executives and lawyers, 41,000 professors and students of elite universities, 34,000 journalists, 19,000 foreign and defense specialists, 6,000 religious leaders and more than 3,000 members and staff of parliaments - receive WSN weekly electronic newsletter. This makes it the largest of its kind worldwide.

WSN TV provides video streams with exclusive statements from leading global experts on hot topics in foreign and defense affairs. As well WSN TV, focusing on the young, new elite of the world with its WSN Academy, provides an internet-based learning platform distributing the wisdom of senior experts and mentors in basic questions of foreign policy, transferring their decades of know-how to the next generation.
Over 115 media partners (including CNN, UPI and Newsweek) and 60 institutes (including RAND and IISS) cooperate with WSN and make use of our analysis and proposals

World Security Network Foundation.
Athens & South Eastern Europe Office

Office Coordinator
Ioannis Michaletos
South Eastern Europe Editor-WSN-
Kalavriton 1 Str.
Alimos, 17456, Athens
Attiki, Greece
E-mail: ioannis@worldsecuritynetwork.comThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
Tel & Fax: +30 210 9911214



John M. Nomikos (Balkan Intelligence studies, Greek security studies and Transatlantic (USA-EU) Intelligence studies.

Director at the Research Institute for European and American Studies and lecturer at the University of Indianapolis (Athens Campus). Member of the international Advisor Board of the World Security Network Foundation, Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies at the Austrian Center for Intelligence Propaganda and Security Studies, and Director of the working group "Greek Scholars for Intelligence Education."


Mr. Darko Trifunovic (Balkan security, international terrorism, Serbian politics) Lawyer & Lecturer -Security University Belgrade. Mr. Darko Trifunovic is a lawyer based in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro and working as lecturer at the Faculty of Security University of Belgrade. He is a specialist in Terrorist and Security Studies, and was the author among other books & studies in 2002 of the study: Islamic Fundamentalists, Global Network and Modus Operandi: Model Bosnia Part I, and in 2004 Islamic Fundamentalists, Global Network and Modus Operandi: Model Bosnia, Part II published by the Documentation Center of the Government of Republica Srpska's [Bureau for Relations with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mr. Trifunovic was previously a diplomat (First Secretary) in the foreign service of Bosnia &Herzegovina at UN and in 2005 Adviser to the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Srpska, BIH. Since 2004, Darko Trifunovic was designate as representative for Serbia and Montenegro of International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA), Defense & Foreign Affairs publications, the Global Information System (GIS). ISSA is the Washington-based worldwide membership organization of professionals involved in national management, and particularly national and international security policy. Prof. Darko Trifunovic is Chief Editor of the prestigious University international bulletin "Security in Serbia"

Russell Gordon (Serbian politics, regional development)

Journalist, correspondent & professional photographer. Russell Gordon is a journalist and photographer specializing in Yugoslavia and Mexico. He was a Mexico correspondent and has worked in more than two dozen countries and covered four armed conflicts. He covered civil wars and armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Yugoslavia and the Bosnian Serb Republic, ethnic hostilities in Burundi, and the Zapatista rebellion in Mexico. Former Latin Trade contributor and staff photographer at La Nacion Daily in Argentina, Russell Gordon is currently based in Serbia tours the SEE Region and publishes analysis and reports.


Manuela Paraipan (Balkan-Middle East Relations, Romanian studies)

Middle East correspondent-WSN, postgraduate student in international relations
Manuela Paraipan received a Bachelor Degree in Political Science concentrating on Arab and Muslim domestic and external policy. Currently she is pursuing graduate studies in Political Science and Human Rights at West University of Timisoara (UVT), in Romania.
She has been published in The Washington Times, World Press Review, Yemen Times, Global Politician, Lebanon Wire and other publications. She has also been invited as a speaker at multiple political conferences. Her work includes interviews and presentations of important and emerging leaders and officials.


Veljko Milutinovic (EU Law, EU-Balkan relations, market regulation expert).

PHD Candidate in the European University Institute-European competition law. He has studied in the universities of Essex, Bristol (UK) and LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome. His research is on European banking law and competition and he has participated in numerous international workshop, conferences and research projects. His specialization is on European banking law with an interest on emerging & in transition markets. He speaks English, French, Serbian, Greek and Italian.


Julia Nietsch (EU Integration of Western Balkans; civil society development in post-communist and post-conflict societies; Kosovo: political, social, cultural, education issues; EU development policies; development and conflict management).

German Liaison Office – Attaché for Politics, Press and Cultural Affairs

Studies in Germany (English, French, Philosophy), and France (Sciences- Paris). Diploma in International Relations and Development Studies. Three years of work experience in the Balkans (Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina) for the OSCE, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Languages spoken: German, French, English, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian. Publications on Kosovo and on Civil Society in Kosovo and Bosnia – Herzegovina.


Bernd Papenkort (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Balkan foreign policy, Balkan security).

WSN Foundation-Editor South East Europe.

Thirty years military service in German Armed Forces in command and staff functions. Work experiences in International Organizations (NATO, UN) at the political-military interface. Moreover, he is a Fellow and Regional Coordinator of the Oxford Leadership Academy, South East Europe and an organizer of multilateral international & regional training programs.


Christopher Deliso (Balkan security developments, Balkan history, Balkan ethnology, journalism project management) Journalist, Analyst on Balkan security. director Christopher Deliso has lived and traveled widely in SE Europe and has a master's degree with distinction in Byzantine Studies from Oxford University (1999). Since 2001, he has published many articles on Balkan politics, economics, security issues, travel, history and culture in US and world newspapers, analysis firms such as the Economist Intelligence Unit, and in numerous magazines and websites. He is also a travel writer for Lonely Planet, covering SE Europe. He is the author of a book-to-be published in USA on Balkan security affairs and he has interviewed leading figures in the Balkans on political and diplomatic affairs.


Stavros Markos (Albanian politics, NGO & Minorities studies).

Journalist, analyst on organized crime in the Balkans & NGO Director. Markos Stavros, born in 1965 in Vlore, Albania, is an award-winning investigative journalist in Tirana. He has worked with BBC Radio, Albanian Television TVS, France Television TF1, TF2, TV5, Italian Television RAI, Athens Media Sesk and more, specializing in Balkan organized crime. He is directing NGO activities around minority issues and has served in the directory of TV Stations and newspapers