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Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 627, p. 39 on Apr. 21, 2018 The whole world was shocked by videos and images from the Syrian city of Dοuma, a city just 3 km from the capital of Damascus. Scenes with dead children drowned and with white foam […]

The chemical attack on Dοuma



Originally published in LastPoint.gr on Apr. 15, 2018 Bashar al-Assad took over power in Syria after his father’s death, when the constitution was modified so he could become president as he did not meet the age limit. Assad tried to improve the international image of the Syrian regime with superficial […]

What we must know about the Syrian revolution


Originally published in Huffington Post Greece on Apr. 10, 2018 Since the beginning of this year the eastern part of Syria has been transformed into a quiet zone in terms of military moves. Moscow and Washington reached an important initial agreement that was raveled in the Philippines by the Foreign […]

What is hidden in the Syrian East?


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 625, p. 47 on Apr. 06, 2018 Following the great support provided by the US forces within the International Coalition against ISIS to the Kurdish militias, they managed to control the city of Manbij in early 2016 and expel ISIS. Washington […]

The control of Manbij leads to a new international conflict


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 624, p. 47 on Mar. 31, 2018 Turkey’s internal and foreign policy is a hallmark of crisis and local risks management, as well as regional and international pressures. The current Turkish administration has managed to overcome many obstacles and to become […]

The new page in Euro-Turkish relations



Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 623, p. 39 on Mar. 23, 2018 It has already been seven years since the outbreak of the Syrian Revolution, the revolution that remains the biggest tragedy of the century so far, during which Syria has been transformed from the country […]

Seven years since the Syrian Revolution began


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 622, p. 39 on Mar. 17, 2018 Nearly two months after the start of the Turkish operation backed by Syrian opposition forces against the Kurdish militias in Afrin in northwest Syria, the extent of the progress of Ankara’s allies against them […]

The last hours before the fall of Afrin


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 621, p. 39, on Mar. 10 It is true that Russia has returned as an important international player after decades of US unipolar control. This was clear after the immediate military action being carried out by Moscow in Ukraine and the […]

Iranian and Russian relations in Syria


Originally published in Huffington Post Greece on Feb. 20, 2018 The Israeli-Syrian border has recently been the most intense of the past decades. The Assad regime’s anti-aircraft system shot down an Israeli F-16, one of the eight aircraft that entered the Syrian airspace following the fall of an enemy drone […]

Golan heights on fire



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