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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 the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 611, p. 39, on Dec. 29, 2017 The Cold War between NATO and Russia Rebounds Dynamically Over the last five years there has been an increase in tension and military expansion from US-led NATO countries on the one hand and Russia […]

The roaring “bear”


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 610, p. 45, on Dec. 22, 2017 Yes, the US has succeeded, through the International Coalition to Fight ISIS alongside Iraqi government forces and Al-Hashd al-Sha’abi, the Kurdish militias, the Russian forces and the various foreign paramilitary groups and the militias […]

Terror knocks the door of the West


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. 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. 46, on Nov. 4, 2017 Nine months after Donald Trump took over as the leader of the White House, investigator Robert Mueller began to publish his first research on the influence of Moscow in the recent US presidential election. […]

Putin’s “chess” – Russia’s role in the Middle East and ...


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 Huffington Post Greece on 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 […]

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 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 ...



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