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A day after the US troops withdrawal from Iraq, on 18 December 2011, there was a warrant arrest issued by Iraq’s Judicial Council against Iraq’s Sunni Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, accusing him of orchestrating bomb attacks, allegedly one of them against Iraq’s Prime Minister himself, Nuri al-Maliki. Shortly afterwards Hashemi took refuge to the Iraqi autonomous […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

It all started with Cyprus announcing its’ intentions to start off shore drilling for natural gas. The drilling was about to take place on the island’s northern borders to Turkey, in an area which is in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), totally under its’ jurisdiction. However the flame between the two countries ignited in 2009, […]

Posted by blogs@ELIAMEP

Leading Greek journalist Pavlos Tsimas (Mega, Ta Nea) narrates in the first person, his experiences and reflections on the global economic crisis drawing from his interview material, images and memories. ‘The diary’ is a story of bubbles, irresponsible deregulation, irresponsible lending and borrowing and unrestrained speculation. It assesses government responsibility, greed and revisits the Keynesian/Monetarist […]

Posted by Pavlos Efthymiou

You may well know that a major feature of history is that it never stops being repeated. Recent British attempts to impose an EU embargo on Iranian oil imports are reminiscent of the Mossadeq crisis (1951-1953). At the time due to Iran’s unilateral decision to nationalize its oil industry, London imposed an all out embargo […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

In today’s Turkish economic reality various forms of accumulated and constantly increasing capital coexist, which should firstly be analysed theoretically and concisely, so that they become absolutely comprehensible in terms of their significance, their interconnection and their expressions. Firstly we make a distinction between the Islamic or green capital on the one hand and […]

Posted by Giorgos Konstantinidis