INTERVIEWS

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HEADLINE ERIC ADAMS

The first thing that Eric Adams, a former police officer and state senator and the current mayor of New York, noticed when he entered Athens City Hall on Thursday, was an enormous screen on one of the walls, featuring numbers corresponding to the real-time progression of various citizens’ requests across Athens.


‘The end of Putin’s era has started’
02.12.2022 / 12:46 MIKHAIL KASYANOV

How does the Russian president think? Is he contemplating a compromise to end the war? For these and many other questions which have been bothering international circles for months, Kathimerini approached a man who not only knows Vladimir Putin but has worked with him at the highest level: the former prime minister of the Russian Federation during Putin’s first presidency, Mikhail Kasyanov.



Greece enjoys strong bipartisan support in Congress
30.11.2022 / 17:44 TED DEUTCH

Two months after assuming the role of CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), Ted Deutch, a former member of the US House representing Florida’s 22nd Congressional District, speaks to Kathimerini, affirming the strong ties between the Jewish and Greek diasporas, as well as Israel’s close relationship with Greece and Cyprus.



Bipartisan consensus in US on foreign policy
29.11.2022 / 12:33 ROBERT PFALTZGRAFF

While world affairs become more complicated by the day, leaving an impact that influences each and every country, pressing questions are popping up.



Erdogan keeping the army close with Aegean tension
17.11.2022 / 16:05 SINAN CIDDI

Brinkmanship over the Aegean is something the Turkish military particularly likes and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan desperately needs the army, says Sinan Ciddi, a Turkish-born, British-educated associate professor of national security studies at the Marine Corps University.



Turkey in the dock over US attack on protesters
17.11.2022 / 11:56 ANDREAS AKARAS

On the last day of October, lawyer Andreas Akaras kept refreshing the United States Supreme Court website trying to confirm the information he had been hearing since that morning: that the ruling he had been waiting for had been published. Indeed, the long-awaited ruling had been published online that afternoon.



Building defenses for cyberwarfare
14.11.2022 / 11:55 BRAD SMITH

For Brad Smith, president and vice chair of Microsoft, the war in Ukraine is like the Spanish Civil War. It was then that aircraft were used for the first time in conjunction with the army and tanks to create a new technological approach to warfare.



Materializing the ‘Blue Homeland’ doctrine
11.11.2022 / 12:35 CIHAT YAYCI

Fresh fuel was thrown onto the already volatile Greek-Turkish relationship in 2019 in the form of a map that was made public in a photograph that had Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan standing in front of it.



‘We need to address intolerance’
09.11.2022 / 22:00 LEE BOLLINGER

Lee Bollinger, who has led Columbia University since 2002, is an expert on legal and constitutional issues involving free speech and a free press, and a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board.



‘Teach fewer things in greater depth,’ says OECD education adviser on Greek school system


EU and Greece are ‘together’ over migration
07.11.2022 / 09:39 MARGARITIS SCHINAS

In the runup to a crucial European Union summit in Tirana in early December that will determine the fate of the Western Balkans, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Vice President for the European Way of Life Maragaritis Schinas are on the tour path, visiting the candidate countries.



West should not be seeking Russia’s ‘demise’
03.11.2022 / 20:10 SERGEY RADCHENKO

The Russian-born historian and Wilson E. Schmidt Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Sergey Radchenko calls on the West to set limits on the escalation of the war in Ukraine. Speaking to Kathimerini, he describes the danger of a direct confrontation between NATO and Russia as […]



US ties with Greece are ‘deep’ and ‘strong,’ House Foreign Affairs Committee chair tells Kathimerini


West’s trust with Russia ‘is broken’
31.10.2022 / 13:21 JOSCHKA FISCHER

Following the Ukraine crisis, the West should be prepared for the presence of a constant threat to the east of its borders that will be tantamount to another cold war, warns former German vice chancellor and foreign minister Joschka Fischer.



‘I am neither with Tsipras, nor with Mitsotakis. I am a man of the Church’


Putin ‘wants to kill us and we want to live’


Assessing Turkey’s missile test
22.10.2022 / 12:23 TIMOTHY WRIGHT, UZI RUBIN

Experts Timothy Wright, a research analyst and program administrator for defense and military analysis at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS ), and Uzi Rubin, a defense engineer and expert on missile defense at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS), take stock of Turkey’s test-firing of a short-range ballistic missile over the Black Sea on Tuesday.



Princeton historian on ‘Davids,’ ‘Goliaths’ and the case of Greece
20.10.2022 / 11:49 HAROLD JAMES

Small states seem more resilient and healthy in an increasingly unstable world, points out Harold James, the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, a professor of history and international affairs and director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society at Princeton University.



The dream and the story behind the F-16 jets
19.10.2022 / 13:55 GUS BILIRAKIS

Greek-American Congressman Gus Bilirakis went to bed on the evening of July 13 not knowing that the next morning, an amendment on an issue that was of particular concern to him – the sale by the United States to Turkey of 40 American-made F-16 fighter jets and 80 upgrade kits for aircraft it already owns […]



Ukraine war bolstering Cyprus’ positions
17.10.2022 / 21:31 NIKOS CHRISTODOULIDES

The European Council should appoint an influential political figure to oversee the Cyprus problem, Nikos Christodoulides, the Mediterranean island’s former foreign minister and an independent candidate in February’s presidential elections, tells Kathimerini in an interview.



Issue of US F-16 sales to Turkey ‘not over,’ says HALC chief
13.10.2022 / 20:45 ENDY ZEMENIDES

The non-inclusion by the US Senate of two provisions in the country’s annual defense spending bill attaching strings to the sale of F-16 fighter jets and upgrade kits to Turkey can be attributed to procedural reasons, according to the executive director of the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC), Endy Zemenides.



‘We don’t need women to behave like men’
12.10.2022 / 09:00 NANNA-LOUISE W. LINDE

Nanna-Louise W. Linde is the vice president for European Government Affairs at Microsoft. An imposing presence, former model and mother of three, her life looks like something out of an episode of the Netflix series “Borgen” – she is Danish after all.