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Huffington Post Greece – Aug. 08, 2018 American-Turkish relations have clearly deteriorated recently due to the imprisonment of the American pastor in Turkey. The problem began since Donald Trump took over the leadership of the White House and called upon the release of the pastor at his first meeting with […]

Where are American-Turkish relations going?


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 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 ...


Paraskinio – issue 609, p. 47, Dec. 16, 2017 For nearly two months, Washington is examining the case of Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab about his role in breaking the economic embargo imposed by Washington and the United Nations on Iran for its nuclear program. But the details of the case […]

Reza Zarrab: from an accused, a witness



Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 608, p. 55, on Dec. 9, 2017 The old world continues to regress between the various crises like Brexit, the quest for the secession of Catalonia and its internal economic and political problems. These directly and indirectly affect the international balance […]

Europe in the whirl of crises



Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 602, p. 48, on Oct. 27, 2017 The developments of the last days on Iraqi territory were expected, as I had predicted in my older article. Iraqi forces, backed by militant Al-Hashd al-Sha’abi, and the Turkmen battalions trained in Turkey, headed […]

Iraqi Kurdistan’s choices after the loss of Kirkuk


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 600, p. 48, on Oct. 14, 2017 In recent days, a verbal escalation from several Turkish officials led by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to the Russian side about the supply agreement of the Russian S-400 missile systems is evident. Officials from […]

The background of the Russian-Turkish S-400 supply agreement



Originally published in LastPoint.gr on September 25, 2017 Following SYRIZA’s expected victory in the 2015 elections, great concern among Greek observers has arisen because of his election promises. The country had begun to breathe and rest on its feet under the rule of former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Thus, Alexis […]

Alexis Tsipras in Wonderland


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 597, p. 40, on Sept. 23, 2017 French President Emmanuel Macron is one of the most recently elected presidents in the world. Since taking office, the young president has demonstrated his influence within his country with his controversial and tough statements, […]

Between Ankara and Tripoli Macron redraws the foreign policy of ...


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 595, p. 18, on Sept. 09, 2017 Since the start of the Syrian Revolution in March 2011, Israel’s public attitude has been hostile to the brutality of the Assad regime. But Tel Aviv’s real position was to prevent Assad from falling […]

Israeli interests in Syria


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 594, p. 41 on 02/09/2017 In a closed-door meeting, the foreign ministers of Russia and US gathered during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) forum in the capital of Philippines, Manila, earlier this month. The two ministers discussed in detail […]

The Tillerson-Lavrov meeting and the roadmap for a political solution ...