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NATO has been called the most durable, long-lasting, and highly institutionalized alliance in history. Child of the Cold War, it was born in 1949 to tie Western Europe, the US and Canada together to face an emerging Soviet threat. It added Greece and Turkey in 1952, and the Federal Republic of Germany in 1955. German […]

Posted by Theodore Couloumbis

Commenting on the Gaza War taking place in January 2009, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan declared that Israel was committing “a crime against humanity”. It was an unexpected reaction considering Turkey’s close strategic friendship with Israel as well as the Turkish mediation efforts between Israel and Syria. Erdogan’s comment did not only upset Israel but also […]

Posted by Irmak Ozer

ELIAMEP, in light of China emerging as a global geopolitical and economic power, organized a bilateral open meeting with the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) on “China-EU Relations”.
Read the interview with Professor Ye Jiang, Director of European Studies of the SIIS.
ELIAMEP: China-EU High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue is an important platform aimed at promoting […]

Posted by blogs@ELIAMEP

The advent of the Obama era has given rise to the hope that the vicious cycle into which U.S.-Russian relations were locked by neo-conservative choices will be broken. But will it perhaps start an even more vicious cycle in these relations? The question and challenge today is whether the rapprochement in U.S.-Russian relations will build […]

Posted by Alexandros Yannis

In his first visit of Europe and the Middle East, US President Barack Obama attempted in several occasions to clearly distinguish himself from the policies of his predecessor George W Bush. His attempts to transcend the “Old Europe-New Europe” jargon and give a new meaning to the transatlantic partnership were evident. Yet there was a […]

Posted by Ioannis N. Grigoriadis

Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi – AKP), is undoubtedly the dominant political force in contemporary Turkey’s political scene. It has been so since 2002 when it first came to power and keeps strengthening its position steadily ever since. It is indicative to mention that in 2002 it managed to attract a 34.43% […]

Posted by Leonidas Oikonomakis

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband was right in his recent LSE speech: there is nothing inevitable about globalization. The current crisis puts its continuation into doubt, as protectionist calls grow louder and the policy response by major international players remains somewhat confused. It is important to recognize that the current juncture is crucial, and that […]

Posted by Dimitris Tsarouhas

* Someone who chooses to receive the benefits of a “public good” or a positive “externality” without contributing to paying the costs of producing those benefits.
The world is facing the most severe financial and economic crisis in the post-war decades. International organisations, like the OECD and IMF, in their latest projections, anticipate that the contraction […]

Posted by Stylianos Petsas

There is no doubt left: it is the worst crisis of global capitalism, at least since the 1930s. The International Monetary Fund forecasts the harshest global recession of the last sixty years. The “masters of the universe”, Wall Street’s golden boys and their indolent regulatory authorities, could have hardly made a worse mess.
Captive to the […]

Posted by George Pagoulatos