Yearly archives: 2018


Huffington Post Greece – 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 at the border between […]

Golan heights on fire




Al-Quds Al-Arabi – Feb. 23, 2018, issue 9104, p. 21 Many of the political experts keep on relating history to the present by establishing historical antagonism and friendship as a basis for international policy-making. But the first and most important rule to be set in the analysis of any international […]

Turkey between rhetoric and reality





Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 617, p. 39, on Feb. 10 As the Turkish presidential elections are approaching, it is important to monitor the evolution of internal, regional and international developments that affect Turkey. It seems that this time the election will not be a walk […]

The battle for the upcoming Turkish elections will not be ...


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 616, p. 39, on Feb. 03 Ten years after the Greek veto over FYROM’s accession to NATO, the file for the name of the neighboring country reopened. There are many theories about the reasons but also about the countries behind the […]

The “red line” of history




Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 615, p. 39, on Jan. 27 “The operation in Afrin has begun and will continue in Manbij.” In these words, the President of Turkey announced the opening of the “Olive Branch” operation in a televised speech from Kütahya last Saturday. On […]

Afrin under fire…


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 614, p. 39, on Jan. 20 The ocean corridors, dominated by the US after the Second World War and the end of the Cold War, have been and are still one of the main causes of wars and influence among international […]

The conflict on the maritime corridors between the Mediterranean and ...


Annahar Premium – Jan. 18, 2018 and Annahar – Jan. 21, 2018 Mr. George Issa, distinguished journalist in the Lebanese newspaper “Annahar”, posed to me the following questions on the operation in Afrin, Syria: G.I.: May I ask your opinion for my article about the growing tensions between Erdoğan and […]

Commentary in Annahar newspaper on Afrin operation