Daily Archive: November 13, 2018

Turkey’s “Sea Bandit” Threats Are Indirectly Aimed Against the US

Turkish President Erdogan warned against so-called “sea bandits”. He was speaking in regards to the controversial issue of energy exploration in disputed Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean territories along his country’s maritime borders with Greece and Cyprus, the latter of which is comprised of a northeastern third that declared itself the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” and is only recognized by...

Criminal War, Poverty at the Heart of European & US Migration Turmoil

Europe has certainly adopted more fortress-like controls against would-be refugees. A concomitant rise in anti-immigrant political parties has in turn fueled popular resentment towards EU institutions. But the debate requires much more than “moral appeals.” A recent study entitled ‘Building Walls’ puts the growth of EU internal and external border barriers into stark perspective. In the 1990s, there were two...

Don’t Overestimate the Russian-Serbian Strategic Partnership

Russia’s relations with Serbia are excellent, but overestimating their potential might unwittingly generate very high but false hopes about their future, especially as it relates to the ultra-controversial topic of “recognizing” Kosovo. The Russian-Serbian Strategic Partnership is stronger than at any time in history, with the range of their relations running the full gamut from high-level military-to-military ties all the...