Now What About Idlib?

If no solution is found, the troubled Syrian province could turn into an Al-Qaeda Caliphate Idlib is bleeding. Radical Islamists, who lost the war in Syria, are trying to retain power in the country's north-western province at the cost of civilian lives. This is the final obstacle to attaining peace…

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Cyprus-US: One Way?

Less than a few weeks after the announcement of the drilling results of the US company Exxon Mobil regarding Block 10 of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus, we witnessed exponential growth in Washington's attention to our small bedeviled island. Undoubtedly, the Cyprus government weighs the potential advantage.  Official statements…

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Ουκρανική Κρίση: Απρόβλεπτες Συνέπειες

Ένα ενδιαφέρον άρθρο του Χαράλαμπου Μερακλή δημοσιεύτηκε πρόσφατα στον Κυπριακό Τύπο υπό τον τίτλο Η Αντιπαράθεση Ρωσίας-Ουκρανίας στα Στενά του Κερτς (Πολίτης, 15 Ιανουαρίου 2019). Η ανάλυση του ΧΜ αρκετά εμβριθής, γι’ αυτό και θα θέλαμε να επισημάνουμε τα κύρια της σημεία προσθέτοντας και τις δικές μας κρίσεις κι απόψεις.…

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Terrorists in Idlib Should not Hope on the Help of Foreign Sponsors

There are about 10,000 terrorists linked with al-Qaeda on the territory of the Syrian province of Idlib. This statement was unexpectedly widely quoted in the Western media, contrary to the established tradition of representing members of illegal armed groups as "rebels" and "fighters for freedom". Perhaps the reason for the…

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Turkey Grand Strategy 1974: Invasion of Cyprus, 1939: Annexation of Alexandretta, 2018: Invasion of Syria

The day before yesterday, the PYG Kurdish freedom fighters in the Afrin region succeeded in destroying an invading Turkish tank. The PYG stiff resistance to the invading Turkish forces and their lackeys - the Free Syrian Army - is becoming more and more remarkable. This Kurdish People’s Protection Units’ success…

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Collapse of Geneva Diplomacy: Syrian Conflict Proves Intractable for the West

Last week, the eighth round of negotiations on the settlement of the Syrian conflict took place in Geneva. As expected by many international observers, the participants of the consultations could not reach a compromise. Staffan De Mistura, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General did not even manage to organize…

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