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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Any News of the Investigation on the Latest Chemical Attack in Syria?

Syrian Government’s more than 90 letters(!) to the Security Council, the Joint Investigative Mechanism and other bodies, containing documented evidence that ISIS possessed toxic chemicals obtained from Turkey remain unanswered to this day.   The latest chemical attack in Khan Shayk Hun, in Syria’s Idlib Governorate reportedly caused the deaths of…

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Η ΑΒΑΣΤΑΧΤΗ ΜΑΣ ΟΜΦΑΛΟΣΚΟΠΙΑ

Νεαρότερα μικρά κράτη όπως η Σλοβενία - έτος ανεξαρτησίας 1991, έκταση 20,273 τετραγωνικά χιλιόμετρα, πληθυσμός 2,064,188 – έρχονται στο προσκήνιο και μας επισκιάζουν. Με μια ευφυέστατη πρωτοβουλία η κυβέρνηση της Σλοβενίας βρίσκεται σήμερα στο προσκήνιο της διεθνούς διπλωματίας.  Εξηγούμαι: η Λιουμπλιάνα προτείνει φιλοξενία της πρώτης συνάντησης των ηγετών των δύο…

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