Zenonas Tziarras |Turkey has over the past months became a cause of concern for the international community and brought back memories from 2003.
One could be led to believe that it all started in 2013 with the election of Hassan Rouhani to the presidency of Iran. Rouhani, along with his moderate and reformist agenda, bore much optimism among Western countries that Iran might shift direction towards a more pragmatic and less anti-Western foreign policy. But this was not what put Iran to the epicenter of the Middle East.
Zenonas Tziarras | Power Struggle over Ukraine | The GW Post
The Syrian civil war and now Ukraine. These are only two examples of crises over which the United States and Russia have bumped heads recently. Some might be tempted to call this a “new Cold War,” but it’s really not. What we have now is a primarily intra-systemic, capitalist, geo-economic competition fueled and exacerbated by identity politics, history and national security considerations.
Nikos Moudouros | The “Cypriot Version” of the AKP Model. | The GW Post
Cyprus and specifically the northern territories have been transformed to an “input field” of the Turkish-Islamic modernization.
Andreas Themistocleous, Securitizing Migration: Aspects and Critiques| Research Paper May 2013 | The GW Post
This paper examines the phenomenon of migration and attempts to answer the question of whether migration is a securitization product, and to what extent does the securitization process cause political and / or ethical implications.
Ilgar Gurbanov | The South Stream was not economically viable for Russia from the very beginning. Amidst the fall of the Russian rubble and oil prices, sanctions, the South Stream was a very costly project which made Russia step back since it could not go forward with its huge financing issues.
Marianna Karakoulaki | The report only confirmed and enriched something that was already known – the use of torture by US officials. The CIA’s programme might be over yet the war on terror is not – only the methods the agencies collect information have changed.
Ioana Cerasella Chis | There is a need for exploring the possibility of keeping the gate open for newcomers as a way of interrupting and transgressing the boundaries imposed by sovereign bodies, by using the tools which are already at-hand: human rights, politics, and practices of non-commodified hospitality.
Dr. Giedrius Česnakas, is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy at Vytautas Magnus University Fuad Shahbazov …