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Eva J. KOULOURIOTIS
More than 4,500 refugees and migrants are still waiting for the European political decision to end their suffering on the Belarus-Poland border, in a crisis that these borders have not experienced for the past ten years, the tensest period for the old continent regarding the refugee issue.
02/12/2021 Free Readings Region: European Union Topic: Conflicts
Professor Cristian BARNA
"We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago. That cannot explain why we should remain there in 2021."
Joe Biden
11/08/2021 Free Readings Region: Central Asia Topic: Conflicts
Vladimir SOCOR
On April 16, in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in person and with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who joined by video-link.
20/04/2021 Free Readings Region: Russia Topic: Conflicts
Major General (ret) Volodymyr HAVRYLOV
A gradual build-up of Russian military on the North-East, East and South borders with Ukraine began at the beginning of March 2021.
The Ukrainian military consider two possible scenarios for the current Russian military activity:
- A demonstration of force as a warning to Ukraine not to try to liberate the occupied territories by force.
- An escalation of hostilities in the East of Ukraine followed by Russian attempts to expand the area of occupation.
16/04/2021 Free Readings Region: Black Sea Topic: Conflicts
PHD Zlatko HADŽIDEDIĆ , Adnan IDRIZBEGOVIĆ
The Dayton Peace Accords is commonly perceived as an American political project. The partition of Bosnia is interpreted as a concept that emerged for the first time during the negotiations in Dayton, and its authorship is ascribed to the American negotiator, Richard Holbrooke. However, the history of Bosnia's partition clearly demonstrates that this concept has persistently been promoted by the European Community, and then by the European Union, from the Lisbon Conference to the present day.
11/02/2021 Free Readings Region: Western Balkans Topic: Conflicts
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
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