Germany Turns East (noch einmal)

Germany has been historically looking eastwards from the time of the Teutonic Knights to Hitler. This “Drang nach Osten” Policy was up to the Second WW a primarily Military one. Soviet drive westwards since then, kept Western Germany firmly anchored to the West and East Germany firmly anchored to the East. In spite of the…

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KURDS FIND THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS

The only surprise in this is that it did not take place sooner. The Syrian Kurds fought bravely and won the fight against ISIS. They were the only American financed and controlled force to do so. They were expecting a reward. Instead, as confirmed in Manbij, the US made a gift of their territory to…

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SYRIA, THE END GAME?

Looking back to 2011, when it all started, one cannot help but wonder how so much suffering produced no visible achievement other than rubble and refugees. The dreams of a democratic revolution, supported by force of arms, ended in a nightmare. It all began in an effort to contain Iran from reaching the Mediterranean, with…

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FROM EMPIRE TO TOURIST ATTRACTION

The very long History of Venice is a joyous reading experience. The Venetian influence through a unique Government System coupled with a courageous entrepreneurial spirit, shaped the whole of Eastern Mediterranean and beyond; all that and more from a small City, in Italy. The visitor, walking through the narrow streets and boating through its canals,…

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A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN

The confrontation between Iran and Israel entered its final phase. There is now direct confrontation between Israeli Armed Forces – Iranian Armed Forces. The war through representatives has been superseded by the events.   To understand this evolution, a dispassionate analysis is necessary: Both Israel and Iran are religious States, where the concept of self-identity,…

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EUROPE, TILL DEATH DO US PART

Europe, as a European Union, in the last decade is either imploding or decomposing , depending of the analyst’s point of view. There is no analyst to claim that the European Union is growing or even that Europe stays the same. Now that we are about to say, goodbye to all that, it is useful…

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IRAN – TURKEY THE ex-HOSTILE NEIGHBORS

The recent rapprochement between these two, opposing Forces, created a Geopolitical event which, if it lasts and develops, will upset the balance of Power in the Middle East. The relations between the two States, in recent years, were hostile, as they were supporting opposing sides in the Syrian Civil War, fighting each other through proxies.…

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ΤΟ ΝΕΟ ΒΙΕΤΝΑΜ, ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΑΦΓΑΝΙΣΤΑΝ ΩΣ ΤΗΝ ΜΕΣΟΓΕΙΟ

Η κατά χώρα εξέταση της διαρκούς όξυνσης των πραγμάτων, κρύβει μια ολιστική θεώρηση της κατάστασης. Στις 27 Απριλίου 2017 ο Πρόεδρος Τραμπ εξουσιοδότησε το Πεντάγωνο να αποφασίζει αυτό για  την αύξηση τού  αριθμού  του Αμερικανικού  στρατιωτικού προσωπικού που θα μάχεται στην Συρία. Γνωρίζουμε ότι έκτοτε ο αριθμός των Ε.Δ. των ΗΠΑ αυξήθηκε αλλά δεν γνωρίζουμε …

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