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Comment by the Information and Press Department on the results of Macedonia’s referendum

16/10/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 48 εμφανίσεις

On September 30, the Republic of Macedonia held a referendum on the Prespa Agreement, which stipulates changing the country’s name to North Macedonia. The 36.8 percent turnout means that the referendum cannot be recognised as valid (the turnout must be at least 50 percent). It clearly indicates that Macedonian voters chose to boycott the solutions…

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Trump, Erdogan and the New Global Order

1/10/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 108 εμφανίσεις

The Trump administration must not choose drastic and destabilizing steps to put further pressure on Turkey or strong-arm allies into playing along with its decisions. By Nick Danforth The New York Times Mr. Danforth is a historian of Turkey and a policy analyst. Aug. 30, 2018  Protesters held placards reading “U.S.A. get out of Middle East”…

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We are expecting a positive result in FYROM’s referendum, says minister George Katrougalos

29/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 81 εμφανίσεις

Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos estimated that there will be a positive answer in the referendum in FYROM on the Prespes agreement in an interview with Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Saturday He referred to a double crucial issue one day before the opening of the ballots in the neighbouring country. “ For both countries, it…

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Turquie : l’application qui permet de dénoncer les opposants

29/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 84 εμφανίσεις

Les médias allemands rapportent qu’une application disponible sur les smartphones propose aux Turcs expatriés de se livrer à la délation. Recep Tayyip Erdogan n’entend pas laisser place à la contestation. Même à l’étranger, le président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan ne tolère pas la contradiction. Si la censure et le contrôle des esprits sont plus aisés à l’intérieur…

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Salamis: How Greece Stopped Persia (And Changed History Forever)

29/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 122 εμφανίσεις

Their capital was captured after The Battle of Thermopylae, so with long odds, the Athenians decided to put it all on the line at the Battle of Salamis. by Warfare History Network Robert Barr Smith In the summer of BC 481, a delegation from Athens arrived at Delphi in central Greece to consult with the oracle of…

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Turkey: an emerging gas transit country dependent on Russia

26/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 124 εμφανίσεις

September 17th 2018 Turkey is keen to invest in the construction of gas pipelines from Russia and the Caucasus as part of its long-term goal to become an energy hub connecting energy-rich countries with western Europe. The country is expected significantly to increase its gas-transmission capacity once two pipeline projects—the Southern Gas Corridor and Turkish Stream…

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TURKISH STRATEGY IN NORTHERN SYRIA: MILITARY OPERATIONS, TURKISH-BACKED GROUPS AND IDLIB ISSUE

26/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 137 εμφανίσεις

GENERAL ANALYSIS OF THE SITUATION In order to understand Turkey’s approach toward the conflict in Syria, one first needs to explain the military situation there as of September 2018. There are localized clashes between militant groups led by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA)…

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Moscow To Prepare Serbian Intrigue

25/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 84 εμφανίσεις

Russia’s only ally in the Western Balkans is Serbia, and – more specifically – the Serbs. It was only a few years ago that a list of Moscow’s friends contained even Montenegro and Macedonia; nonetheless, due to aggressive Russian policy, including the attempted putsch in Montenegro and a special operation in Macedonia, these countries had…

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NATO Repeats the Great Mistake of the Warsaw Pact

23/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 125 εμφανίσεις

Through the 1990s, during the terms of US President Bill Clinton, NATO relentlessly and inexorably expanded through Central Europe. Today, the expansion of that alliance eastward – encircling Russia with fiercely Russo-phobic regimes in one tiny country after another and in Ukraine, which is not tiny at all – continues. This NATO expansion – which…

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Unipolar Moments Never Last More Than a Moment

23/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 97 εμφανίσεις

American leaders, politicians, policymakers and pundits are fond of talking about the “Unipolar Moment” and “Hyper Power” position that they imagine the United States enjoys in the world. Totally lacking from this fantasy are any inconvenient historical facts. The US Unipolar Moment (insofar as it existed at all) lasted less than a decade from the…

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The US Will Lose Its Trade War with China

23/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 121 εμφανίσεις

Sep 21, 2018 ANATOLE KALETSKY Project Syndicate In handicapping the US-China conflict, Keynesian demand management is a better guide than comparative advantage. In principle, China can avoid any damage at all from US tariffs simply by responding with a full-scale Keynesian stimulus. LONDON – The United States cannot win its tariff war with China, regardless of…

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The End of a “Strategic” Relationship? How American-Turkish Relations Hit Historic Lows

22/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 189 εμφανίσεις

Michael A. Reynolds   FPRI Michael A. Reynolds is a 2018-19 Robert A. Fox Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on the Middle East and an Associate Professor in Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies.  The onset of fall finds American-Turkish relations undergoing the most severe crisis in their history. In August, the Trump…

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Viktor Orbán, un piège pour la droite européenne

21/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 99 εμφανίσεις

Les dirigeants du PPE attendent du Premier ministre hongrois un retour aux valeurs européennes. Un énième ultimatum avant les élections européennes. « La presse ne peut pas me forcer à éjecter Viktor Orbán. » En quelques mots, Joseph Daul, le président du Parti populaire européen (PPE), a mis fin aux spéculations au sein de la droite européenne mercredi. Non,…

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Who Putin Is Not

21/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 106 εμφανίσεις

The Nation Falsely demonizing Russia’s leader has made the new Cold War even more dangerous. By Stephen F. Cohen  Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at Princeton and NYU, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments, now in their fifth year, are at TheNation.com.)…

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Do Aliens Exist? Blink 182 Co-Founder and Ex-Pentagon Official Are Determined to Prove We’re Not Alone

20/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 187 εμφανίσεις

BY KEITH KLOOR ON 9/20/18 AT 6:00 AM NEWSWEEK A recreation of former military spy and Pentagon employee Luis Elizondo delivering his talk at the Mutual UFO Network Symposium in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.ILLUSTRATION BY ALEX FINE  “I know what I saw.” It was late July, and Teresa Tindal, a 39-year-old administrator for a consulting firm, was…

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Downward spiral US-Turkey relations

20/9/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 73 εμφανίσεις

September 19, 2018  News Analysis | International relations are shaped by national interest. States are perpetually striving to get stronger, either by making common cause with other states or expanding economically and militarily at the expense of other states. Before the 20th century, the ‘balance of power’ sustained by military alliances between states gave the…

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    14/10/18 | (0 σχόλια)
     ΜΑΡΙΑ ΚΑΤΣΟΥΝΑΚΗ  13.10.2018 : 21:00 Εδώ και αρκετό καιρό η δημόσια τηλεόραση μοιάζει να είναι εκτός ελέγχου. Και όχι με την καλή έννοια, ότι αντιστέκεται, δηλαδή, στις επιταγές της πολιτικής εξουσίας, στις παραγγελίες και τις απαιτήσεις της κυβέρνησης. Αυτή, εξάλλου, η τάση ...

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