Any News of the Investigation on the Latest Chemical Attack in Syria?

Syrian Government’s more than 90 letters(!) to the Security Council, the Joint Investigative Mechanism and other bodies, containing documented evidence that ISIS possessed toxic chemicals obtained from Turkey remain unanswered to this day.   The latest chemical attack in Khan Shayk Hun, in Syria’s Idlib Governorate reportedly caused the deaths of…

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Η ΑΒΑΣΤΑΧΤΗ ΜΑΣ ΟΜΦΑΛΟΣΚΟΠΙΑ

Νεαρότερα μικρά κράτη όπως η Σλοβενία - έτος ανεξαρτησίας 1991, έκταση 20,273 τετραγωνικά χιλιόμετρα, πληθυσμός 2,064,188 – έρχονται στο προσκήνιο και μας επισκιάζουν. Με μια ευφυέστατη πρωτοβουλία η κυβέρνηση της Σλοβενίας βρίσκεται σήμερα στο προσκήνιο της διεθνούς διπλωματίας.  Εξηγούμαι: η Λιουμπλιάνα προτείνει φιλοξενία της πρώτης συνάντησης των ηγετών των δύο…

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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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Βρετανικές Βάσεις εκ Νέου στο Προσκήνιο

Θα έλεγε κανείς ότι η απασχόληση μας ως πολιτεία και δη πλήρες μέλος του ΟΗΕ και της ΕΕ με το θέμα των Βρετανικών Βάσεων (ΒΒ) είναι περιστασιακή, αποσπασματική και ασπόνδυλη. Αντικατοπτρίζει προφανώς τον τρόπο με τον οποίο χαράσσουμε ή ίσως δεν χαράσσουμε καν πολιτική, απλά αντιδρούμε περιστασιακά στις αυθαιρεσίες των…

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Issues with the British Bases in Cyprus

Professor Martin Blinkhorn, Lancaster University, UK, wrote the following in the very first paragraph of his Foreword for our book Cyprus: The Struggle for Self-Determination in the 1940s (Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, Germany): Even as this introduction is being written (early July 2001), the continuing British military presence in…

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July 1974 – July 2016: Wounds of Barbaric Turkish Invasion of Cyprus Still Unhealed

As the forty second anniversary of the abominable days of the two-phased Turkish invasion (20 July – 16 August 1974) of Cyprus is only a breath away it is our duty to recall the long lasting wounds effected on the island courtesy of … the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) Attila…

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Taking the Cypriots for a … Settlement Ride

Having outlined the sad historical background of the denial of implementation of the core UN principles of equal rights and of self-determination for the people of Cyprus in our Victory Day anniversary analysis (9 May 2016), it is necessary to take a look at the current state of affairs with…

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Grim Legacy of VD for Cyprus: Non Implementation of Self-Determination Created Tragedy: Should the UN Legitimize the Travesty?

Today marks the anniversary of the defeat of Nazism. The 9th of May 1945, Victory Day, marks the date Nazi Germany, bent on subjugating the whole world, was utterly defeated by the Allied Powers. The latter through their commitments signed under both the Atlantic (1941) and the UN Charter (1945)…

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