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Huffington Post Greece – Sep. 03, 2018 In a recent article in the New York Times titled “In Syria, an ugly peace is better than more war”, former US President Jimmy Carter talks about the need to change Washington’s strategy in the Syrian crisis and opening up to the Assad […]

In response to Jimmy Carter … the Syrian revolution continues


Al-Quds Al-Arabi – July 09, 2018 The second meeting of US President Trump with his Russian counterpart is expected in Helsinki, after that on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the summer of 2017, described as positive by both parties, during which the various crises mainly in Syria and Ukraine […]

The Helsinki summit puts the Syrian rebels at a crossroads


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 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



Originally published in Huffington Post Greece on Dec. 16, 2017 The Kurds in Syria account for about 10% of the population. Most of them are scattered in the north and northeast of Syria. The city of Hasakah is their capital. The Kurds have been persecuted by the Syrian regime since […]

The Future of the Syrian Kurds


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


Huffington Post Greece – Oct. 16, 2017 Over the past two months, several articles have been published in the international press that talked about the victory of Assad in his war against his people who revolted against him in early 2011. These articles began to spread especially after the fall […]

Ephialtes of Damascus


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 the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 599, p. 19, on Oct. 7, 2017 The results of the referendum on the secession of Iraqi Kurdistan from the central government of Baghdad have shown that 93% of the voters approve it. This development has been seen by most regional […]

Ankara’s choices after the Kurdish referendum


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 598, p. 40, on Sept. 30, 2017 In recent weeks, we have seen a rapid progress of Russia in the Syrian arena  and its allies on the one hand, and of America and the Kurds on the other. Russia has increased […]

The Syrian East will host the post-terrorism struggle


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 596, p. 40, on Sept. 16, 2017 It is certain that the move by Iraqi Kurdistan to hold a referendum on 25th of September to break away from the central government of Baghdad will be a warning bell. Its effects will […]

The Kurdish Domino: Kirkuk, the spark of the new war