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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


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 618, p. 39, on Feb. 16 After halting ISIS in eastern Syria, the region that separates the Kurdish militias supported by the US and Assad forces supported by Russia and the militias backed by Iran has been prolonged. The current map […]

Euphrates: the new conflict line between Washington and Moscow


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


Al-Quds Al-Arabi – Feb. 1, 2018, issue 9028, p. 21 It is important for us as researchers in political affairs to re-read the American scene, especially its strategy. This strategy has always been prepared by the State Department, the Department of Defense and the CIA to reach the White House […]

The change of US strategy in the Middle East


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 ...