MIDDLE EAST


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


Annahar Premium – Aug. 25, 2018 Mr. George Issa, distinguished journalist in the Lebanese newspaper “Annahar”, posed to me three questions on the upcoming Idlib operation, as follows: Question nr. 1: What is the expected scale of the next Syrian military operation in Idlib? The operation in Idlib is anticipated […]

Commentary in Annahar newspaper on the upcoming Idlib operation, Syria


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?




Huffington Post Greece – June 11, 2018 Since the first year of assuming power by the new French President Emmanuel Macron, we have seen great progress and revitalization in Paris’ traditional policy. The young president is trying hard to bring France back to the forefront of international politics from the […]

Macron’s new strategy in the international arena


Huffington Post Greece – Apr. 30, 2018 In one of my previous articles, I explained in detail the change in the US strategy in the Middle East and urged the Arabs to redesign their strategy without taking into account the moves of the current US government. In an unprecedented move in the US […]

Pompeo in Tillerson’s place: the effects on the Middle 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 ...



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 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 Huffington Post Greece on Jan. 14, 2018 With the completion of the Turkish business “Shield of the Euphrates,” a number of Turkish officials, mainly President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, confirmed that Turkey would not end its military operations, but that was rather a prelude to the start of […]

The last hours before the Battle of Afrin



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