YPG


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 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 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 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 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 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 Huffington Post Greece on Aug. 8, 2017 In a previous article, I referred to the recent Washington Post report on the leaked information from the White House about the decision by US President Donald Trump to end the CIA program on support and training of the Syrian […]

The background of the CIA program to support the Syrian ...


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



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