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Erdogan Now Aiming his Guns at Europe

The grisly terrorist attacks in France's cities of Nice and Avignon, which followed the verbal  exchanges between French President Emmanuel Macron and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, show that the latter's threats had an impact on Europe's Islamist...

Eighty Years Later Greece Repeats Its Historic OXI, This Time to Turkey

It has been 80 years since the great "OXI!" Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas said to the fascist powers of Italy, yet the events of the days leading to October 28, 1940 are similar to today, as Greece says...

Why Turkey's New Provocation is the Most Dangerous Yet

As the Turkish seismic vessel Oruc Reis has once again entered Greece's continental shelf -- accompanied by warships -- Athens sees Turkey's new provocation as the end of any possibility for exploratory talks that the two countries had agreed...

Why the US and the West Need Another Renaissance

By Evaggelos Vallianatos Black Death Giovanni Boccaccio was thirty-five when he wrote The Decameron (Ten Days), a masterpiece of stories about the 1347-1348 plague of Black Death. He spoke with passion about Florence that suffered so much from the tsunami-like force...

EU Leaders Give Turkey a Slap on the Wrist

The Greek government hailed the outcome of Thursday's EU Summit as positive for Greece and Cyprus in regards to Turkey's aggressive moves in the Eastern Mediterranean. Indeed, the EU warned Turkey that sanctions will be imposed unless Ankara stops...

Historic Bonds Between Greece and Armenia Remain Unbroken

The recent armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area has Greece siding with the Armenians, as Turkey has firmly planted itself on the side of the Azeris. Greece has centuries-old bonds of friendship with the eastern...

Is the US Eyeing Crete as an Alternative to Military Base in Turkey?

The visit of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Athens and Crete in the last several days has reinforced a notion expressed by senior Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee for Europe: that...

Why Greece Will Never Consider Demilitarizing the Aegean Islands

Greece initially welcomed Turkey's recent decision to limit its provocative acts and resume  exploratory talks after the intervention of the European Union and the United States. It was a great relief after months of violations of Greece's territorial waters...

Is Trump's America a Real Friend of Greece?

The close relationship between President Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan has alarmed many Greeks at home and in the US, at a time when Ankara is intensifying its aggression towards Greece and Cyprus in the eastern...

Europe's Hypocrisy Over the Migrant Crisis in Greece

The fire that devastated the Moria refugee and migrant camp generated lots of crocodile tears in the EU, yet the grave problem of 13,000 people crowded into a facility created for 3,000 to 4,500 still remains -- just as...

Can We Hack the Brain? Doubts Over Elon Musk’s Grand Project

By Andrew Jackson, Professor of Neural Interfaces, Newcastle University If thoughts, feelings and other mental activities are nothing more than electrochemical signals flowing around a vast network of brain cells, will connecting these signals with digital electronics allow us to...

Risk of New Lockdown as Mask-Wearing Cretans Are a Rare Sight

By Benjamin Newton Wylie-Black As many will be aware, areas of Greece have undergone and are undergoing local restrictions in an attempt to flatten the curve of new Covid-19 cases and, while I cannot speak about other areas in Greece,...

NATO Chief Refuses to Condemn Turkish Violations of Greek Airspace

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has once again sided with Turkey when CNN journalist Hala Gorani asked him three times about Turkey violating Greek airspace and he refused all three times to answer the question claiming that Ankara is under...

The Discovery that Links Ancient Greece with the IT Revolution

By Dr. Constantine Passaris Ancient Greece has endowed humanity with many significant accomplishments of human endeavour. Indeed, it has created a monumental footprint and an inspiring legacy in a diverse range of human accomplishments. The Ancient Greeks have been widely acclaimed...

The Many Perils of Mining the Seas

  By Elizabeth De Santo, Elizabeth Mendenhall and Elizabeth Nyman Mining the ocean floor for submerged minerals is a little-known, experimental industry. But soon it will take place on the deep seabed, which belongs to everyone, according to international law. Seabed mining...