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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ISF Director Participates in 8th EU Disarmament Conference, Brussels

International Security Forum Director, Prof. Dr. Yiorghos Leventis, participated in the eighth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference held at Palais d’ Egmont, Brussels on the 13th and 14th December 2019. The EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference is the annual flagship event of the European network of independent non-proliferation and disarmament…

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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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The Possibility of US Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

It is no secret that the modern globalised world is increasingly dependent on the quality of states implementing international agreements that regulate relations between countries. This is of particular importance in fields such as human rights, the environment, and, of course, disarmament and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) prohibition. On…

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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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North Korean “Cyber – Songun”

The main trends in the development of telecommunication technologies determine the continuous increase in the dependence of modern society on transnational network resources. The global information space consists of personalities as well as resources of civilian and military infrastructure. At the same time, today there is practically no legal regulation…

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