The 100,000-strong Turkish minority of Thrace is proudly attached to its roots – and equally cautious at Ankara’s religious-conservative drift.
- 200 years after its independence, Greece still grapples with the right geopolitical balance in its relation with the West and ‘alternative’ powers
- After solving the naming dispute and getting admitted into NATO, the Republic of North Macedonia will soon be called to a snap election. At stake will be the country’s determination to join the EU beyond the many, history-rooted obstacles.
- At the crossroads between East and West, Turkey has always pursued border security as a key axis of its foreign policy. In recent years Erdogan even used frontiers as an adventurous geopolitical tool: not always as successfully as it may seem.
- A journey inside the evolving relation between the State, the Orthodox Church and society in post-Syriza (and post-troika) Greece
- Kusai only talks about returning home to Syria. Navigating the Islamist checkpoints and shoot-to-kill Turkish border guards to reach the destroyed city of Aleppo is preferable to waiting for the border to open.
- What remains of the sovereignty of the people in next Sunday’s referendum in Greece? Something of course remains, something important. We are, however, far from what those words meant when nation-states defined with certainty the future of their political, economic, military and legal order. The Greeks will announce an apparently clear nai or oxi, a “yes” or a un “no”, addressed, however, at very different national, European and international orders of “sovereignty.”
- Some notes on the cultural background of xenophobia