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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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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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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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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Now What About Idlib?

If no solution is found, the troubled Syrian province could turn into an Al-Qaeda Caliphate Idlib is bleeding. Radical Islamists, who lost the war in Syria, are trying to retain power in the country's north-western province at the cost of civilian lives. This is the final obstacle to attaining peace…

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Cyprus-US: One Way?

Less than a few weeks after the announcement of the drilling results of the US company Exxon Mobil regarding Block 10 of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus, we witnessed exponential growth in Washington's attention to our small bedeviled island. Undoubtedly, the Cyprus government weighs the potential advantage.  Official statements…

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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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