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Albania, EU accession and security issues

The accession process of Albania into the EU is hindered by security concerns regarding organized crime activities, as well as, its defense relations with Greece
Ioannis Michaletos: December 23, 2013

Southeast Europe 2014: Emerging Security Threats

A series of broad-set prognoses follows on the sector of security assessment for the region of Southeastern Europe, regarding the coming new year of 2014.
Ioannis Michaletos: December 19, 2013

The "Hidden" geopolitics: The case of the Afghan heroin production and the aftermath of NATO exit

The exit of NATO from Afghanistan in the coming year raises the key question what lies afterwards for the country who faces poltical instability, as well as, a great problem concerning its soaring opium production.
Ioannis Michaletos: December 12, 2013

The changing dynamics of the Afghan heroin trail

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
Ioannis Michaletos: November 25, 2013

Effects of "Corporate" Political Parties

Today, we witness politicians and government officials lie, evade properly answering questions of vital importance and the media doesn't seem to be bothered about demanding meaningful answers.
Ilias Sourdis: October 7, 2013

Balkan jihadists in Syria

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.
Ioannis Michaletos: October 3, 2013

Snubbing Democracy 101

For the first time since the fall of the military dictatorship in 1974, a party’s deputies and members are being charged with felony; for the first time, we have seen a party like Golden Dawn enter Parliament; and for the first time, deputies are beating up citizens in the open.
Paschos Mandravelis: October 3, 2013

Bosnian authorities reveal extent of Iranian services inflitration in the country

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.
Ioannis Michaletos: September 21, 2013

Eastern Mediterranean Natural Gas Culminations

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.
Ioannis Michaletos: August 27, 2013