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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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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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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Συνέντευξη Δρα Γιώργου Λεβέντη στο LIFO: Η Άγκυρα Επιβάλλεται στην ΤΚ Κοινωνία

Ο Δρ Γιώργος Λεβέντης, Διευθυντής του Φόρουμ Μελετών Διεθνούς Ασφάλειας, στα πλαίσια επίσκεψης του στην Ελληνική πρωτεύουσα για διάλεξη στο Σπίτι της Κύπρου, Πρεσβεία της Κύπρου, Αθήνα, παραχώρησε συνέντευξη στον Γιάννη Πανταζόπουλο, δημοσιογράφο του LIFO (19 Απριλίου 2018). Διαβάστε παρακάτω τo εκτεταμένo και εις βάθος ανάλυσης κείμενο της συνέντευξης η…

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Διάλεξη στην Αθήνα: Αλεξανδρέττα 1939, Κύπρος 1974, Συρία 2018: Πάγιες Επιδιώξεις της Τουρκίας

Κατόπιν πρόσκλησης του Ανοικτού Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου και του Ελληνικού Πολιτιστικού Ομίλου Κυπρίων Ελλάδος, ο Διευθυντής του Ιδρύματος μας, Δρ Γιώργος Λεβέντης θα δώσει διάλεξη στην Αθήνα, την Τετάρτη 18 Απριλίου 2018, στις 6:30 μμ, με θέμα: Αλεξανδρέττα 1939, Κύπρος 1974, Συρία 2018: Πάγιες Πρακτικές και Επιδιώξεις της Τουρκικής Εξωτερικής Πολιτικής…

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Turkey Grand Strategy 1974: Invasion of Cyprus, 1939: Annexation of Alexandretta, 2018: Invasion of Syria

The day before yesterday, the PYG Kurdish freedom fighters in the Afrin region succeeded in destroying an invading Turkish tank. The PYG stiff resistance to the invading Turkish forces and their lackeys - the Free Syrian Army - is becoming more and more remarkable. This Kurdish People’s Protection Units’ success…

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Collapse of Geneva Diplomacy: Syrian Conflict Proves Intractable for the West

Last week, the eighth round of negotiations on the settlement of the Syrian conflict took place in Geneva. As expected by many international observers, the participants of the consultations could not reach a compromise. Staffan De Mistura, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General did not even manage to organize…

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