TERRORISM


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 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 606, p. 44, on Nov. 25, 2017 The conditions in Syria and Iraq, where the center of the ISIS terrorist organization is located, clearly show that its extermination is a matter of time. The organization, which controlled over 55% of the […]

The future of the Middle East after the war on ...


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 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 Huffington Post Greece on Sept. 6, 2017 A few days ago, the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah announced the signing of an agreement with the Assad regime in Syria the handing over of the Lebanese border region Jroud by ISIS. In return, ISIS would give back the corpses […]

ISIS-Hezbollah agreement: what really hides, how it is interpreted and ...


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 590, p. 42 on Aug. 5, 2017 Since the summer of 2014, the US has launched a full-scale war against the terrorist organization ISIS. This operation started more than a year after  ISIS gained control of about 35% of the Iraqi […]

The other side of the Global Coalition Against Daesh


Sofokleousin.gr – July 17, 2017 On the 10th of this month, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that the Iraqi city of Mosul was “liberated” by the terrorist organization ISIS. This announcement came after more than nine months of fighting by Iraqi and Kurdish forces alongside the International Coalition for Combating […]

North Iraq: Liberation or permanent occupation?



Originally published in Greek language in Huffington Post Greece on May 24, 2017 The ghost of fear of terrorist attacks has long dominated the atmosphere of Europe as a whole. The atmosphere has intensified even more over the last two years since the emergence of the ISIS terrorist organization and the […]

Terrorist attacks by ISIS: Methodology and feasibility



Sofokleousin.gr – June 29, 2016 On the night of Tuesday, June 28, six terrorists attacked Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Two of them were self-propelled and four fired indiscriminately with Kalashnikovs. Initial estimates, through the Turkish Justice Minister, spoke about 28 dead and more than 100 injured. The minister said they […]

Attack on Atatürk airport … Among secret meetings and international ...


Sofokleousin.gr – 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 the five-hour meeting, […]

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