Ioannis Michaletos's blog
The developments in Afghanistan are inexorably related to the tremendous heroin production in the country which is by far the largest in the world, whilst a set of culminations are changing the dynamics of this illicit sector with various international ramifications ahead
The energy prices, especially in the hydrocarbon sector presently are in their historical highs, owning to a combination of factors. The data available point out towards a continuation of the situation with higher energy price indexes for the coming years.
Serbia's role in the Southeastern European energy market is increasing, based on a series of international oil and gas projects
The Balkan region is a source of Jihadist fighters into Syria, mainly through Turkey, in a process that resembles the connections between Balkan Jihadists and the Middle East during the 90's.
A revealing report by the Bosnian authorities details the inflitration of Iranian state in the country for a prolonged period suggesting subversive activities as a result.
The East Mediterranean region is on the world headlines for reasons relating to natural gas discoveries while in the midst of intense antagonisms by competing powers.
The Muslim Brotherhood has a well-etablsihed network in Istanbul that is directly related to other groups in the Balkans
Radical Dawa activities in the Balkans are interelated with a wider radical Islamist network. In the following text, a short presentation of the connections involved will be presented.
The soft power approach of the so-called "Neo Ottomanism" in Albania from Turkey is increasing in pace and is directed heavily in the educational sector, based on a wider plan that includes direct political influence in the Western Balkans.
The East Mediterranean region experiences radical changes in political, economic and social level due to the aftermath of the Arab Spring and the discovery of substancial hydrocarbon reserves with more upheaval expected for several countries.