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Category: Middle East

Γιατί η πατρίδα είναι μία

In this debate with George Ekonomakis of Patras University over the Greek-Turkish crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean, Vassilis argues that the concept of “homeland” pertains to an ontological-historical unity and criticises Ekonomakis that, drawing from Lenin, sees “two homelands”, that of labour and that of capital. Μια απάντηση στο Γιώργο Οικονομάκη (και στο ΚΚΕ) Στο

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Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean and COVID-19

In this discussion with Vassilis K. Fouskas and Bülent Gökay, Biljana Vankovska explores the complexities of the crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean centred around the issue of refugees/migrants/asylum seekers. Published in the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies in March 2020, this discussion provides context for the crisis of summer 2020 between Greece and

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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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Θυσιάζει την Ελλάδα η ΕΕ στο μεταναστευτικό – Η ώρα της αλήθειας για το “κράτος των Αθηνών”

My article (in Greek) in Greece’s mainstream site, SL Press (This article provided an analysis of the situation in Syria and Turkey and argues that Greece’s policy towards Turkey and the refugees is unsustainable). Η νέα κρίση στη Συρία με επίκεντρο το Ιντλίμπ ωθεί την Τουρκία στη χρησιμοποίηση του μεγάλου της διαπραγματευτικού ατού, που είναι

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Trump’s bankrupt Syria policy: civilians will pay the price

Trump’s decision confirms the decline of US power in the Middle East and globally The Trump administration decision to allow Turkey to have a free ride in Rojava, North-East Syria opens the door for new disasters for all, especially the civilians on the ground. More, it confirms the decline of US power in the Middle

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