Mediterranean Region: Complex Security Risks

Vassilios Damiras, CEO and Chairman of “Geostrategic Forecasting Corporation” participates in Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya to discuss “Complex Security Risks of Mediterranean Region”.


The Mediterranean region encircles three continents: Western Asia, North Africa, and Southern Europe. Nations surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, the Mediterranean region, that once had so completely represented the interaction and integration of diverse cultures, communities and citizen collaboration seems to be now at cross roads today.

The road to transport, trade and cultural exchange seems to be blurring and fading for the nations in the region. This decline in interaction and integration has pushed the Mediterranean region towards a number of complex challenges and critical security risks.

These complex challenges, risks and issues range from the escalation of extremism to nationalism to arms trade, socio-economic constraints, cyber warfare and more. From the Syrian refugee crisis to the on-going terrorist attacks and from cyber breaches to cyber warfare, the stability and security of Mediterranean nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) is failing right in front of our eyes.

There is a growing concern that the Mediterranean region security has become a complex challenge that would impact not only those nations in the region but all nations globally. There are many who feel that framing effective security solutions for the region seem impossible. So the question is how to bring the safety, security and stability to the region when the complex risks and issues are moving towards a crisis that will put entire humanity at risk?


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About the Guest
“Vassilios Damiras”, is the Chairman and CEO of “Geostrategic Forecasting Corporation”.

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

“Risk Roundup” is an “integrated strategic security risk dialogue” for nations: its government,  industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).Risk Roundup is released in both audio and video format and is available for subscription at (Risk Group WebsiteiTunesGoogle PlayStitcher RadioAndroid, and Risk Group Professional Social Media).

About Risk Group
Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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