The objective of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) is to promote the understanding of international affairs. Special attention is devoted to transatlantic relations, intelligence studies and terrorism, European integration, international security, Balkan, Mediterranean and Middle East studies, Russian foreign policy as well as policy-making on national and international levels.
RIEAS seeks to achieve its objective through research, by publishing papers on international politics, security and intelligence studies, organizing seminars, as well as providing analyses via its web site. The Institute maintains a library and documentation center. RIEAS is an institute with an international focus. Young analysts, journalists, military personnel as well as academicians are frequently invited to give lectures and to take part in seminars. RIEAS maintains partnerships with research institutes in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Russia and Southeast Asia.
RIEAS is a non-profit research institute established under Greek law (Greek Court registered no. 5427, April 6, 2006). RIEAS's budget is generated by membership subscriptions, donations from individuals and foundations, as well as from various research projects. The Institute is autonomous organization. Its activities and views are independent of any public or private bodies, and the Institute is not allied to any political party, denominational group or ideological movement.