Vassilis K. Fouskas is a professor of international politics and economics at the University of East London. Here, readers can find his academic work as well as opinion articles about the current political juncture, social issues and themes that preoccupy the mind that wants to learn and have an informed opinion about society, politics, culture and economics. Many of its themes are of global, Asian and European concern with other themes concerning Greek, Balkan and Near Eastern politics and history, including Cyprus.

Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies

The Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies (JBNES) is the leading English language journal for the study of modern international relations and the history, global economic relations and geopolitics of the former Ottoman and Soviet regions and states whose territories are in the Balkans and the greater Middle East.

The journal encourages critical perspectives, and also accepts proposals for special issues on topical themes concerning the position of the region and its individual states in regional, European, Asian and global politics.

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Corona Crisis: There Is No Alternative (TINA) – to Socialism, this Time 25 March, 2020 / Economics, Politics We don’t get fooled again. Once more the political class is trying to rescue corporations at the expense of the 99%. Where yesterday there was no money for social policy, today there are trillions for corporations that have created an economic and environmental dystopia. Vassilis K. Fouskas is professor of international relations at the University… Continue Reading
Hibridno ratovanje Turske na Balkanu 14 March, 2020 / Balkans The discussion with Biljana in "Nova Makedonjia" on hybrid warfare in the Balkans is also available on the PCNEN website in Montenegro.  Intervju Biljane Vankovske sa Vassilis K. Fouskas, profesorom međunarodnih odnosa na University of East London, osnivačem Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies (Routledge) koji od 1998. izlazi osam puta godišnje. Biljana Vankovska:… Continue Reading
Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean: hybrid warfare, the Balkans and the Near East 9 March, 2020 / Balkans, Europe, Politics Has Turkey weaponized the refugees in a hybrid warfare against a hypocritical Europe and NATO, while Russia is the real winner in Syria? A conversation. Biljana Vankovska(BV): Do the Balkan states possess potential for a joint response to the migrant crisis, having in mind their mutual differences over a range of issues? Vassilis K. Fouskas:… Continue Reading
Задржување на бегалските бранови и етничка гетоизација на регионот – тоа е европскиот модел за Балканот 6 March, 2020 / Americas, Balkans, Europe, Middle East, Politics My interview (in Macedonian) with Biljana Vankovska in North Macedonia's popular daily, Nova Makedonija (This interview in one of North Macedonia's largest dailies gives a fresh assessment of the situation in Syria and the Near East and reads the behaviours of Russia, Turkey and Iran as a result of the relative decline of the USA… Continue Reading