Vassilis K. Fouskas

Current history, past politics, future communities

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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Corona Crisis: There Is No Alternative (TINA) – to Socialism, this Time

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

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Hibridno ratovanje Turske na Balkanu

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:

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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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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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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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