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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



Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 620, p. 47, on Mar. 3 Eastern Ghouta, an area no more than 100 square kilometers east of the Syrian capital of Damascus with 400.000 inhabitants, has been under siege in the past three years. Bombs-barrels and phosphorus along with other […]

The cycle of death in Eastern Ghouta and the hypocrisy ...


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 619, p. 39, on Feb. 24 US Defense Secretary James Mattis, during a speech in Congress on February 8, stressed that the situation in Afghanistan is heading for the better, and that the US forces recently sent will work to eliminate […]

The Afghan black hole


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 Huffington Post Greece on Feb. 20, 2018 Entering the fourth week of the Turkish operation “Olive branch” in Afrin, northwest Syria, backed by Syrian armed forces, the Kurdish line of defense began to bend, despite the slow progress which the Turkish side attributes to the weather. The […]

The imaginary allies of the Kurdish militias of Syria



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