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Paul Antonopoulos

Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.

Greek FM conducts whirlwind tour of Libya, Egypt and Cyprus to isolate Turkey

ATHENS – Greece is continuing its diplomatic efforts aimed at condemning the Ankara-Libya agreement and exploiting the new balances in the eastern Mediterranean. A diplomatic “sprint” has lately been undertaken by the Greek government, trying to “squeeze” Turkey and exploit the new geopolitical balances that are forming in the eastern Mediterranean. Athens’ strategy unfolded over […]

Japan may drop the US-led sanctions against Iran

TOKYO – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Japan had thought of a way to topple economic sanctions against Tehran. Rouhani made the statement after returning from his two-day trip to Japan where he sought support from the Japanese, traditional US allies who chose to mediate the tension between the two countries. “The […]

Tension between giants? China and India negotiate border conflict

BEIJING – China and India held the 22nd round of border talks on Saturday, where they agreed to seek early settlement of the decades-long dispute over two border areas, India’s foreign ministry said. Both countries claim the same areas in the disputed Kashmir region, as well as parts of what India calls its easternmost state, […]

North Korea says it has a “special Christmas gift” waiting for the US

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un informed the military about the complex “internal and external situation” during a meeting of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers Party, state media reports. “During the meeting, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un reviewed the difficult internal and external situation and said important organizational, political and military measures will be taken […]

Venezuelan minister accuses Brazil of involvement in attack on military unit

CARACAS – Venezuela’s vice president of Communication, Tourism and Culture, Jorge Rodríguez, denounced the involvement of Brazil and Colombia in an attack on a military unit in southern Venezuelan territory. At least one military man died on Sunday in an armed attack by opposition groups against a military unit in southern Venezuela in a state […]

Brexit Could See the Return of the Falkland Islands to Argentina

The Islas Malvinas, or more commonly known as the Falkland Islands, archipelago was invaded by the United Kingdom in 1833 and its occupation has continued to date. Argentina’s claim for sovereignty through diplomatic means has been a state policy since the failed liberation attempt through military means in 1982. Although it lost intensity during the […]

Su-57 completed 2nd test phase in Syria with distinction

Su-57 has had great success in its new phase of testing on operations in Syria, said the Russian Armed Forces chief of staff. The fifth-generation Su-57 fighter successfully passed the second test phase in Syria, Russian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov announced at a briefing. “The experience of the recent armed conflicts, and […]

Russia prepared to repel NATO aggression, says Russian senator

Russia is poised to face a large-scale military conflict that NATO could unleash, and the Russian high command has already taken the necessary steps, Franz Klintsevich, a member of the Federation Council’s Senate Defense and Security Committee said on Wednesday. Russian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Valery Guerasimov spoke on Tuesday to military attaches from […]