Huge Costs for American Debacle in Afghanistan

The last deadly double explosions in the grounds of Kabul airport put in sharp relief - if one more was ever needed - of the US and its allies’ utter failure in the twenty-year Afghanistan democratization project. International news agencies reported that at least ninety Afghan civilians and thirteen American…

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Turkey’s Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant : Cause of Concern

Turkey is an energy hungry economy. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assessment of Turkey’s energy needs in 2020, the country currently imports approximately 72% of its energy demand. The level of dependency on energy imports is overwhelmingly high for our northern neighbour inhabited by no less than…

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Turkey and Pakistan Working in Tandem

Often, the preoccupation with our national problem lacks international comparative analysis. It borders navel gazing. In this article, I wish to highlight Ankara’s success story in getting its own man fill in one of the UN’s top jobs along with forging of close relations with nuclear power Muslim Pakistan, a…

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Βρετανικές Βάσεις εκ Νέου στο Προσκήνιο (2) Πέντε Χρόνια Μετά …

Προ πενταετίας, δημοσιεύσαμε, ένα κείμενο με τον ίδιο τίτλο σ' αυτήν την ιστοσελίδα και στον «Φιλελεύθερο» (Οκτώβρης 2016) με αφορμή μια μικρής εμβέλειας Βρετανική αυθαιρεσία στο δασύλλιο Ξυλοφάγου. Σήμερα η Κυπριακή κοινή γνώμη κοχλάζει από αγανάκτηση για την Βρετανική στάση στις διαβουλεύσεις για την περιβόητη δήλωση – τοποθέτηση του Προέδρου…

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Arctic Circle Melts: Which Geopolitical Consequences?

Theoretical Basis of the Geopolitical Thought & Practice of the Western World In the Rimland Theory, the renowned American political scientist Nickolas Spykman introduces the Inner Crescent Theory. The theory’s introduction forms the basis of America’s geopolitical thought and in extension the practice of the Western World. The Inner Crescent…

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Eastern Mediterranean, the Return of History: Greece, Turkey, Italy and the Great Power Game

On December 7th, 2017, Turkish President Erdoğan visited Athens, where he shocked the Greek government by openly talking about the revision of the Treaty of Lausanne. This treaty had been signed in 1923 by Greece, Turkey, and the victorious Allies in World War One, where the boundaries between the former…

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The United States and China in the Mediterranean: New Great Power Conflicts in an Ancient World

As the Trump administration came into power after 2016, the United States found itself increasingly in conflict with Beijing on a variety of issues in the international system, ranging from trade, security in the Eastern-Pacific, intellectual property theft and economic competition. A confrontation that became even more pronounced as China…

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Will the Georgian Ajaria region follow the fate of Northern Cyprus?

Hamlet Chipashvili, a well-known Georgian political scientist and for long years senior advisor to late Eduard Shevardnadze (1928-2014) predicted last October the gradual loss of the autonomous region of Ajaria to Turkey. According to Chipashvili, the financial activity of Ankara on the Georgian Black Sea coast has gone far beyond…

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