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Al-Quds Al-Arabi – Aug. 31, 2018, issue 9291, p. 21 Certainly what has been leaked since the previous Helsinki summit on expectations or reflections continues to be suspended to date. But the two crises that were the priority of this meeting, Syria and Ukraine, remained stuck without a fundamental change […]

Bolton sets the rules … and Idlib is in readiness


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?



Al-Quds Al-Arabi – June 14, 2018, issue 9215, p. 21 It is important for us as researchers and political observers to understand where the Middle East is generally going and monitor the evolution of the conflict between Israel and Iran particularly in Syria. Despite the refusal of many observers that the […]

Between Israel and Iran … Assad in the bottleneck



Al-Quds Al-Arabi – Apr. 28, 2018, issue 9168, p. 21 It is certain that the Russian-Iranian relations are a matter of mutual interest. The support provided by Moscow to Tehran during the Iran nuclear program talks concerned mainly two points: First: Tehran is one of the most important countries hostile […]

Russian-Iranian relations after the trilateral strike


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 602, p. 47, on Nov. 11, 2017 In recent days, there have been various developments in the wider Middle East region. The announcement by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri of his resignation from Riyadh early last week was a major shock […]

The “Cold War” in the Middle East


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 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


Sofokleousin.gr – June 11, 2016 While the US continues to live in a state of unstable security, after the Dallas events that killed more than five police officers, chaos was transferred to the states of Tennessee and Texas. The reaction of American media that did not cover these events in […]

The US and the strategy of “Creative Chaos”


Originally published in  www.sofokleousin.gr on June 17, 2017 In Tehran, on 9 June 2016, a meeting between Russian, Syrian and Iranian Defense Ministers took place. This meeting was characterized by the lack of convergence between the Russians and the Iranians about their strategic aspirations in Syria. After the end of […]

Iran and Russia … Who will lead the Assad of ...