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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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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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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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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Tusk Desperately Needs Lecturing on Turkey

“Today Turkey is – and this is not just a political, formal assessment, it is also my very private personal feeling also after our today visit – today Turkey is the best example for the whole world how we should treat refugees. No one has the right to lecture Turkey…

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Washington Does Not Want Intensification of the War Against Terror

The White House has repeatedly stated that Russia undermined U.S. efforts to achieve a political settlement in Syria, supporting the Government of President Bashar al-Assad. The American administration further claims that Moscow continues to hinder opportunities to engage the moderate Syrian opposition in the discussion of political change, in which,…

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Eastern Med Provocations Have No End: Trust the Turks?

No sooner the first NAVTEX signaling a concerted plan of provocations in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone expired, Ankara issued a second Navigation Telex notifying the apathetic world that it is here to stay – audaciously seeking to block waters even closer to the southern coast of the Republic of…

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Warm Waters: 70 Hot Days Ahead

Exactly three years ago, in October 2011, my phone rang at my antique maps gallery-cum-office. At the other end of the line was Dr Gregory Reichberg, an American seasoned researcher, a dear colleague then Director of the PRIO Cyprus Centre. Already at my time at the UN University HQ Tokyo…

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US Pressure on Damascus: Conducive to Peace in Syria?

Regrettably, the West stubbornly maintains a unilateral position on the Syrian conflict. Hence the chances of its resolution become minimal. As the conflict enters its third year, the regime of Bashar al-Assad seems to be enjoying the support of the majority of the Syrian people and is not going to…

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Rouhani’s Progress & Promises

Co-author: Justin Lehmann   According to the “Rouhani Meter”(www.rouhanimeter.com), an online tool to monitor President Rouhani’s progress in office, Iran’s newly elected, moderate President has taken a clear cut route to improving Iran’s detrimental foreign policy above all else. He has then focused on economic policies followed by improvements to…

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