Sports or Politics?

Another international sporting event, the European Indoor Athletics Championships, drew to a successful close at Kombank Arena, Belgrade, Serbia yesterday. Yet the issue of doping of world class athletes remains unresolved. Despite the fact that the global anti-doping regulator seems to be singularly targeting his country’s athletes, the Russian President…

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The Collapse of European Security: Huge Responsibilities of the German Chancellor

This very informative and eloquent article analyzing Europe’s fundamental security concerns appeared in the Greek website www.troktiko2.com on 7 January 2017. The author is Ioannis Michaletos. We render it in English below as it definitely deserves to reach the widest possible international audience. Throughout the so-called Arab Spring, all reliable organizations,…

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Mentors of International Terrorism Try to Save their Minions

Recently, the Syrian Army has struck major successes in Aleppo. Once again the West plays down the Syrian victory against Islamic extremist rebels, revealing its real attitude towards the Syrian crisis. Western attempts to discredit the situation are intensified. The accusations against Damascus and Moscow about alleged regular air strikes…

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ISF Participation in EU Non-Proliferation & Disarmament Conference 2016

The International Security Forum, Cyprus was represented in the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference by Dr. Yiorghos Leventis, Director and Mr. Zoran Ristic, Research Associate. The conference attended by about 300 international delegates was held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels on 3-4 November 2016. As an independent think tank, the…

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Double-Faced US Policy in Syria

The 9th September Geneva agreement between the US and Russia on establishing a ceasefire in Syria, naturally raised expectations for fresh negotiations with the aim of launching political transition in the troubled West Asian country. Instead, in the couple of months since the promising Geneva accord on Syria we have…

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Olympic Games in Crisis: Double Standards

There can be little doubt that the fundamental principle of fair game is violated with regard to the preparation and performance of leading athletes hailing from world athletic-cum-political powers. In the past month we witnessed the West and Russia trading accusations and recriminations regarding each other’s doping and anti-doping practices.…

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Washington Fears the Strengthening of Moscow in the Middle East

The struggle in Syria against the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS or ISIS) has reached a new level. According to a recent agreement between Moscow and Tehran, Air and Space Forces of Russia are given the opportunity to use the Iranian Air Base Hamadan for strikes on positions and targets…

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