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Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 593, p. 16, on August 26, 2017 “A visit of great importance”. This is how the Turkish and Iranian media describe the visit of the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Army, Major general Mohammad Bagheri to Ankara. The visit was […]

The importance of the visit of the Iranian commander Mohammad ...


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 592, p. 34 on 19/08/2017 I have often used in my articles in the term “Creative Chaos” to attribute the way the US manage their international affairs, despite being rejected by some analysts and intellectuals as a conspiracy theory. Reality, however, […]

The strategy of “Creative Chaos” of the USA


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 591, p. 42 on Aug. 12, 2017 Turkey is the most important international player in northern Syria because of its increased role in supporting Syrian opposition armed groups in the region. Being in a state of tension and concern about continued […]

Turkey is once again beating the drums of war


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



Originally published in Huffington Post Greece on July 26, 2017 In a recent extensive report by the “Washington Post“, based on information from White House officials, we are informed that US President Donald Trump has suspended the CIA’s military support program to the Syrian military opposition which started in 2013 […]

Analysis of the ending of the CIA’s military assistance program ...


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 the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 586, p. 47, on July 8, 2017 Since yesterday, the summit of the 20 richest countries in the world is under way in Hamburg, under the shadow of protests against foreign leaders organized by left-wing German parties. This summit is in […]

G20 Summit: Progress or deadlocks?



Originally published in LastPoint.gr on July 3, 2017 With the substantial formation of “cantons” on Syrian territory, especially after the weak cease-fire agreement in Astana between Russia, Turkey and Iran, the things between these countries have been complicated by the control of the territories owned by ISIS . Although Russia […]

The clash of influence forces on the Syrian soil


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 585, p. 50 on July 1, 2017  A new round of negotiations was launched in the middle of the week to resolve the Cyprus crisis. However, the leaks behind the closed doors confirm that there is no progress in the negotiations […]

The solution of the Cyprus issue in the spiral of ...



Originally published in the Greek newspaper “Paraskinio” issue 575, p. 54 on Apr. 22, 2017 On the evening of April 16, 2017, democracy in Turkey was assassinated through democracy. Despite the marginal victory, despite the negative expectations that preceded the referendum, and suggested that Erdogan and his government lacked sufficient […]

Turkish referendum: The end of the Ataturk era