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14.03.2021 / 16:29

Over the last year, America’s streets were littered with images that would prompt one to wonder whether this was the state of nature that Thomas Hobbes wrote about.


11.01.2021 / 19:44

Last week’s attempted coup by strident supporters of President Donald Trump sullied America’s image in the world, and it also drowned out other significant news regarding American foreign policy during the Biden administration.


19.02.2020 / 09:11

US President John F. Kennedy once observed that “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”


13.01.2020 / 12:38

“Greece is back.” These three words were uttered again and again during Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ visit to Washington, DC last week. Some dismiss the remark as an empty slogan, but they are mistaken.


27.06.2019 / 21:07

The emerging crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean over Turkey’s drilling activities in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) raise the prospect of an open Greco-Turkish conflict to a level higher than anytime since the Imia crisis.


13.06.2019 / 13:49

On the eve of the latest legislation in the United States House of Representatives putting pressure on Turkey over its S-400 missile system purchase, Nicholas Danforth – a veteran Turkey analyst at the German Marshall Fund – posted a warning on Twitter that perfectly captured the dilemma in US-Turkey relations.


03.06.2019 / 16:06

Raphael Lemkin, the lawyer and scholar who coined the term “genocide” and initiated the Genocide Convention, was working on a multi-volume history of such massacres at the time he passed in 1959. He had planned five chapters on the Greeks – more than for any other people – in this unfinished work.


10.05.2019 / 22:04

As Turkey’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu had presided over a widely acclaimed “zero problems with neighbors” foreign policy. This foreign policy was a fraud from the outset.


23.04.2019 / 14:02

Currently on a visit to Greece, the schedule of US Senator Bob Menendez in Athens features the typical lineup of meetings with relevant officials, a series of “exclusive” interviews, and analyses of the legislation that he and Senator Marco Rubio just introduced. Yet the central focus of this trip should be whether Greece is ready for the role the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act envisions for it.


04.04.2019 / 16:20

In a congressional hearing on NATO this past Tuesday, Damon Wilson, the executive vice president of the Atlantic Council, referred to NATO membership for Cyprus as a means of reunifying the country.


25.03.2019 / 22:43

The national security apparatus of the United States is a huge machine that incorporates a myriad of officials – from the commander-in-chief and members of his cabinet, to ambassadors and desk officers, to military and intelligence personnel.


09.03.2019 / 16:44

WASHINGTON, DC – Fans of diplomatic history realize the importance of dates: They mark milestones, turning points, make-or-break moments. Those who follow Turkey are keenly aware that a new era in the country’s diplomatic history is taking shape before us. March 4 and 5, 2019 are sure to become important dates in this new diplomatic history.


22.02.2019 / 17:52

In his landmark Foreign Affairs article “The Sources of Soviet Conduct” at the beginning of the Cold War, George Kennan laid out the strategy of containment.


08.02.2019 / 19:01

In the pages of this newspaper, analyst after analyst – myself included – has celebrated a high point in the Greece-US relationship. Most peg the beginning of this high point to 2015 and the Obama administration’s efforts to avoid a messy Grexit.