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George N. Tzogopoulos is a Lecturer at the Democritus University of Thrace and Visiting Lecturer at the European Institute of Nice.

ARTICLES BY: George N. Tzogopoulos


August 3, 2021 11:24 am
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Turkey Goes After Israel and Its Allies in the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey’s new policy vis-à-vis Cyprus, based on a two-state solution, is being heavily criticized by the international community. In a press statement, US Secretary of...

July 15, 2021 11:25 am
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On the Mediterranean: Russia, America — and Israel

The Geneva Summit of Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, which took place on June 16, 2021, was paired with a joint statement on strategic...

June 30, 2021 12:08 pm
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The Legacy of Israeli Ambassador Arye Mekel

Ambassador Arye Mekel played a vital role as a catalyst for the improvement of Greek-Israeli relations from 2010 until 2014. At a time when the...

February 3, 2021 8:27 am
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Biden’s China Policy Is Even More Challenging Than Before

Rising Sino-American antagonism and Washington’s emphasis on restraining Beijing’s influence remind some scholars of the Cold War period. Historian Niall Ferguson, for example, has written...

February 1, 2021 7:13 am
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Israel’s Growing Importance to NATO

Ten years after a group of experts chaired by Madeleine K. Albright laid the groundwork for what would be called NATO’s Active Engagement, Modern Defense strategic...

January 13, 2021 7:38 am
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Troubling Trends in Science and Politics in the COVID Age

The creation and approval of COVID-19 vaccines generated optimism that the world might return to normal in the second half of 2021. But with that...

December 3, 2020 6:18 am
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Greece Can Learn Valuable Lessons From Israel

The last four months have been edifying for the Greek-Israeli partnership. The lack of a military alliance between the two countries (and Cyprus) has been...

November 16, 2020 7:08 am
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Will EU-US Ties Improve Under President Biden?

During the Donald Trump administration, disagreements between Washington and Brussels on the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA), the financial commitments of NATO member states, climate change,...

September 24, 2020 5:58 am
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Turkey and the Dangerous Waters of the Mediterranean

In a recent Bloomberg piece, James Stavridis argued that the “most dangerous waters in the world are in the Mediterranean.” While this claim is debatable (tensions...

August 17, 2020 4:36 am
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Can Israel, Greece, and Turkey Cooperate?

The father of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, former Prime Minister Konstantinos Mitsotakis, made the far-sighted decision in 1990 to recognize the Jewish state de...

July 30, 2020 6:04 am
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Amid US Vacuum, Israel and Mediterranean Allies Must Be Wary of Turkey

“Instability in the Eastern Mediterranean” is a commonplace phrase, and with good reason. In parallel with the civil wars in Syria and Libya, the power...

June 17, 2020 7:16 am
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Israel’s Mediterranean Ties Go Beyond a Pipeline

On May 14, 2020, the Greek parliament ratified a memorandum of understanding for the construction of the EastMed pipeline. Τhe governing New Democracy party, the...

June 11, 2020 6:40 am
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Athens and Jerusalem Have a Diplomatic Opportunity

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Greece and Israel. In 2015, two years before his death, Prime...

June 2, 2020 4:21 am
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Honest News Reporting and Government Accountability Are Being Tested in the Age of Coronavirus

The closure of The Canadian Jewish News and last-minute rescue of The Jewish Chronicle, the world’s oldest Jewish newspaper, show how abruptly and severely coronavirus...

World

China’s Xi Unwilling to Accept Vaccines Despite Threat from Protests,...

Chinese leader Xi Jinping is unwilling to accept Western vaccines despite the challenges China is facing with COVID-19, and while...

Israel

IDF Counts 6,900 Lone Soldiers; Half Come From 73 Different Countries

The Israel Defense Forces currently include some 6,900 lone soldiers, nearly half of whom immigrated from 73 different countries. The lone soldier label applies to recruits who serve with no parental...

Middle East

Iran Protesters Call for Strike, Prosecutor Says Morality Police Shut Down

Protesters in Iran called on Sunday for a three-day strike this week, stepping up pressure on authorities after the public prosecutor said the morality police whose detention of a young...

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