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Eva J. KOULOURIOTIS
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is more or less well-known and quite old and has gone through many phases.
The religious dimension of the conflict should also not be overlooked as the Armenians fought against the "Turkish" Azeri Muslims to avenge the Turks.
Much has been written about the reasons for the recent escalation of the conflict between the two countries.
11/10/2020 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Conflicts
Eva J. KOULOURIOTIS
This peace agreement between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain was presented by the American and Israeli media as well as the two Arab countries, as the most important of the last decades. But the Middle East observers are facing a difficult test on how to present it and analyse what follows, given that this peace deal was made between countries that are not in a real state of conflict or war.
01/10/2020 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Conflicts
Eva J. KOULOURIOTIS
From fierce post-World War One fighting in the 1920s to the Cyprus dispute that erupted in the 1970s, the Aegean Sea has always been a source of contention between Greece and Turkey.
Today, it has once again returned to the top of international headlines, with demagogic speeches in both Athens and Ankara reviving a long-standing conflict between both countries.
14/09/2020 Free Readings Region: Mediterranean Sea Topic: Conflicts
Eva J. KOULOURIOTIS
In early August, the foreign ministers of Egypt and Greece signed an agreement in Cairo on a preliminary plan for maritime borders between the two countries in the Mediterranean.
The map, which was published at the time of the announcement, showed that the agreement was in fact only partial, and lacks key details.
13/08/2020 Free Readings Region: Mediterranean Sea Topic: Conflicts
Eva J. KOULOURIOTIS
With Trump's arrival at the White House and in the light of his statements and promises as part of his campaign, many believed that the Iranian regime, with all its military forces, security and militia apparatuses, would be in front of hell, as was the case with the Ba'athist regime in Baghdad earlier this century. In fact, his foreign policy during the first months of his presidency confirmed what he promised. The nuclear deal touted by the Obama administration as a major achievement, with a Trump signature, has become a reflection. He then made a number of steps to hit Tehran
16/07/2020 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Conflicts
Eva J. KOULOURIOTIS
The Turkish Defense Ministry announced the launch of two military operations aimed at military posts of the PKK and Yazidi militias linked to it, in the Sinjar, Qandil, Makhmur and Haftanin areas, during which Turkish army used its air force, including drones.
10/07/2020 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Conflicts
Ambassador Professor Dumitru CHICAN
On the night of the 25th of March 2015 a multinational coalition consisting of 150,000 people, led by Saudi Arabia, started a devastating war in Yemen.
In the five years of armed conflict, the structure of the Yemeni front has been defined by its mobility, volatility and by the temporary lines between the combatants.
07/07/2020 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Conflicts
Ambassador Professor Dumitru CHICAN
The 10th of June 2020 marked the 20-year anniversary of the death of the former Syrian president, after almost 30 years of governing that ended with his son, Bashar Al-Assad, being instated as supreme leader. It marked the first Arab hereditary republic in the Middle East and ensured the continuity of the Al-Assad Alawite family at the control board of absolute power over Syria and its society.
Today, the anniversary of the death of the former Syrian leader chronologically marks 20 years since Bashar Al-Assad started governing Syria, as well as 50 years since the Assad family have been its supreme leaders – the longest gerontocracy in the modern history of the Arab Middle East and Maghrib.
15/06/2020 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Conflicts
Dinu COSTESCU
Seventy six years ago, in July 1944, the Soviet Union and Syria – country that would gain its independence two years later, after the end of the French mandate instituted by the famous ”Sykes-Picot” colonial agreements – established diplomatic relations, thus marking the beginning of a period of bilateral relations that would last throughout a history of almost 89 years.
18/05/2020 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Conflicts
Major General (ret) Volodymyr HAVRYLOV
Coronavirus pandemic, falling oil prices and the approaching global economic crisis may affect the course of the negotiations to resolve the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
27/04/2020 Free Readings Region: Black Sea Topic: Conflicts
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