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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Twists and Turns of Anglo-Greek History: Churchill’s Greek Emergency Christmas 1944

Seventy-six years ago, on the Christmas Day of 1944, Winston Churchill set foot in Athens in an urgent political-military visit. The extraordinary arrival of the then British Prime Minister was ominous. The security situation in the heart of the Greek capital worsened. The London-backed first postwar Greek government of national…

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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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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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