Dimitris Rapidis

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Tens of thousands of Kurds of Syria fled to Iraq last week, being added to the massive numbers of refugees quitting the country. The borders were until lately blocked due to political and diplomatic tensions but the outflows could not be controlled after the massacre taking place in Damascus and other cities where Kurds were… » read more

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A fatal strategic decision

In a fresh bras de fer the military establishment ruling Egypt has arrested the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammad Badie, the movement from which Mohammad Morsi stems his political power and leadership, as suspect for being cooperating with Palestinian Hamas. How strategically clever this decision could be?

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Latest reports claim that Assad’s forces are taking lead in the civil war in Syria. A complex situation that seems to have no end and the ceasefire seems to get even more distant. The United States are closely following the situation, Russia and China remain solid at their non-interfering stance, the Arab world is puzzled,… » read more

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May and June 2012: Double-round parliamentary elections in Greece, and the far-right party of Golden Dawn receives 7% in nation-wide level. Almost one year later and according to latest polls, Golden Dawn is the only party that achieves to rise its percentage, reaching 12% and turn to be the third political power in Greece. But… » read more

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Far away from Europe and its interests, but so close in terms of geopolitical stabilities, North Korea has been steadily presented by the global media as one of the rogue states of the modern world. One of the last shelters of “offensive communism”, North Korea triggers the interest of the political analyst for this special… » read more

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Cyprus comes to take the lion’s share in the process of fiercely undermining austerity politics in Eurozone. After Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, Cyprus seems to shake and unveil the deep heterogeneity inside the single monetary union. There are many questions with pending answers that our interest should be focused on.

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Comment on African Jihadism

The richest, the most beautiful and resourceful continent of the World, Africa, is steadily plunged into a wide area of civil conflict and massacres, with major demand the rise into power for jihadists. The continent that has been for centuries the center of atrocities and expoitation by the European colonialism has never achieved to provide… » read more

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