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Huffington Post Greece – 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 Ministers of the […]

What is hidden in the Syrian East?


Annahar Premium – Apr. 06, 2018 Mr. George Issa, distinguished journalist in the Lebanese newspaper “Annahar” asked my opinion on the recent meeting between the leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran and the developments in Syria. G.I.: May I ask your opinion for Annahar about the probable agreement that the […]

Commentary in Annahar on Turkey, Russia & Iran summit about ...


Paraskinio – issue 625 p. 47, 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 then came to an agreement with Ankara […]

The control of Manbij leads to a new international conflict


Paraskinio – issue 624 p. 47, 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 strong and stable internationally and internally, despite […]

The new page in Euro-Turkish relations



Paraskinio – issue 623, p. 39, 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 where the first civilizations were born into […]

Seven years since the Syrian Revolution began


Paraskinio – issue 622 p. 39, 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 was made clear according to the map […]

The last hours before the fall of Afrin


Paraskinio – issue 621 p. 39, Mar. 10, 2018 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 imposition of control over the Crimea. […]

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