Effie Seiti | The Eastern Mediterranean is in a crossroad of regional rivalry including a growing naval presence. This confirms that the new dynamics in the strategic environment created a progressive globalization of Mediterranean Security.
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.
Alexander Miller Tate | Any blame for a resurgence of violence influenced by mental health factors lies squarely with those who caused the trauma, and those who failed to adequately respond to it. Ergo, efforts to identify and treat mental health issues as a matter of urgency in the early stages of post-conflict transition should be a policy priority. Such efforts should be subject to further empirical investigation.
Marianna Karakoulaki |The ICC might not have the diplomatic ability or power it should, yet the way it will treat the Palestinian issue will most probably determine the future of the peace process as all sides will have to re-evaluate their approaches.
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.