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Category: Europe

Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean: hybrid warfare, the Balkans and the Near East

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:

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Задржување на бегалските бранови и етничка гетоизација на регионот – тоа е европскиот модел за Балканот

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

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Γιατί και πώς λέμε όχι στα «ανοιχτά σύνορα»

My article (in Greek) in Greece’s mainstream daily, Ef Syn (This article outlines Greece’s policy towards the refugees should include, among others, the creation of a Balkan Pact facilitating the migrants and the refugees to go where they want to go: western Europe). Μετά το κυβερνητικό φιάσκο αποστολής ΜΑΤ σε νησιά του Ανατολικού Αιγαίου, η

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A no-deal Brexit won’t end the uncertainty for business

It’s very difficult to say what’s going to happen with Brexit right now. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has said he’d rather “die in a ditch” than ask for a Brexit delay. Yet that’s what MPs are pushing for him to do. And now parliament is suspended for five weeks. For businesses, this uncertainty over

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RIP United Kingdom, 1927-2017

The Tories maintain the electoral momentum and the political initiative, something which is not only going to damage Labour irreversibly, but the entire country, with Brexit negotiations breaking it apart. Read the full post on Open Democracy

Class, Trump, Brexit, and the decline of the West

In politics, long-term socio-economic trends and global shifts matter more than often overstated ‘progressive’ discourses about equality, progress and freedom. Le Monde characterised the victory as “a fundamental transformation” comparable to the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11. For The Guardian, Trump “will halt all the progressive narrative about America in the 21st Century”;

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“Brexit”: the real threat to globalization

British voters on June 23 may also decide the future of globalisation/ financialisation. If Britain votes to leave the EU, globalisation may be over, and with it an era in history. The impact of Brexit on Britain and globalization: the role of the City of London The European Union accounts for almost half of Britain’s

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