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The atmosphere in Lebanon is electrified in the last two weeks after the announcement of the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri from Riyadh. Although, according to Reuters, the resignation was made under pressure from Saudi Arabia, it is certain that its timing is not accidental if we take […]

The war against Hezbollah, the international factor and the role ...


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


Paraskinio – issue 602, p. 46, 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. This information indicates the direct and indirect […]

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



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 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



Huffington Post Greece – Sept. 20, 2017 During the seven years of the Syrian crisis, countless crimes have been committed to date. The documentation of these crimes was dangerous from the outset. Because of this danger, it was difficult for foreign reporters to enter the Syrian territory, since the Assad […]

“Extinguishing” the crimes of the Assad regime against the Syrian ...


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


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 594, p. 41 on 02/09/2017 In a closed-door meeting, the foreign ministers of Russia and US gathered during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) forum in the capital of Philippines, Manila, earlier this month. The two ministers discussed in detail […]

The Tillerson-Lavrov meeting and the roadmap for a political solution ...


Originally published in Huffington Post Greece on Aug. 28, 2017 Since the beginning of August there has been a gradual increase in the number of refugees arriving from Turkey to the Greek islands. The number of entrants has reached about 2.400, while only on the 21st and the 22nd of […]

The exploitation of refugee paper in the Turkey-EU conflict