Ioannis-Sotirios Ioannou | The Russian involvement in Syria seems to be aiming at securing the vital, for Assad, sea lane rather than generalizing the conflict. It remains to be seen whether further pressure on Sunni insurgents will give rise to a new form of conflict around Latakia
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.
Ioana Cerasella Chis | Human rights are more than mere fictions materialised solely through the law. Indeed, they have a real impact on people’s lives (albeit in different ways), and many social struggles are undertaken outside the law, in the name of human rights.
Yiannis Charalambous | The Turkification agenda followed by the AKP in the north provides it with the privilege to shift between a policy of preserving the status quo or paying lip service towards a solution, always according to her terms.
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.