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The discussion over the future of Turkey inside the EU has been stalled for years. Any development has been scheduled for the years to come, but with no specific plan nor prediction for the membership bid. Finally, should Turkey be member-state of the EU or not?

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Turkey in 2030

The US National Intelligence Council latest report claims that a possible formation of Kurdistan, including territories of Syria, Iraq and Iran, may affect Turkey’s unity in the upcoming years. This is a well-founded estimation that somebody should take into account and interpret in a relevant manner in terms of geopolitics and regional stability.

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Just five months ago, Morsi was elected President of Egypt after a fierce and long-lasting string of upheavals targeting his predecessor Mubarak. Morsi’s last maneuver to gather additional power in his hands seems really similar to the Egyptians that have not forgotten Mubarak’s authoritarian regime. Do we have a repetition?

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Where is Vladimir Putin?

Vladimir Putin won his third term in office last March, after a 4-year break between 2008-12 when Medvedev succeeded him. In his first two terms Putin achieved to solidify Russia’s global status after a transitional and quite “soft” period of his first predecessor, Boris Yeltsin. The potent character of Putin has been unveiled in every… » read more

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The index on state sector corruption, published by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday, placed Greece on the last position between the 27 member-states of the European Union and in the 80th globally. But is this something not expected? Some thoughts over this multi-faceted and structural problem.

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Mr. Daniel Esdras is the Director of the International Organization for Migration Office in Athens, Greece. Being in charge of this position for almost 1o years, and having accumulated wide experience in war-affected zones, such as Kosovo, Chechnya, and Sarajevo amongst others, Mr. Esdras firmly reckons that Greece during the last years is “a state… » read more

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