Europe, Immigration and Sustainability

In the year 2021, the notion of security as an overarching concept in Europe centered on a critical debate on immigration and sustainability. Both themes were the subject of national, international, and European political debates shaped by more immediate fears and anxiety stoked by the COVID pandemic. These themes were…

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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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Iran’s Nuclear Programme Back on Track But ‘Fully Reversible’

On January 4, with the dawn of the new decade, Tehran announced that it had resumed uranium enrichment activities. This negative development is not surprising granted that the reconciliation path between Iran and the rest of the world was on the receiving end of several blows in the five-year period…

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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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Middle East: New Configuration of Power in the Post-Trump Era

Just before the end of his term, President Trump succeeded in brokering peace agreements as part of a normalization process in the relations between Israel and the Arab world. In the space of a few weeks, Israel was officially recognized through the opening of diplomatic relations by the United Arab…

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