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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 ...


Huffington Post Greece – 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 month it […]

The exploitation of refugee paper in the Turkey-EU conflict


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


Huffington Post Greece – 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 and aiming on […]

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