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Will Turkey’s Naval Power Doctrine Evolve towards an East Africa Operational Zone?

December 14th, 2020 · Comments Off on Will Turkey’s Naval Power Doctrine Evolve towards an East Africa Operational Zone?

By Chris Deliso December 14, 2020 2020 was a busy year for assessment of Turkish maritime strategy. In February, I predicted (in Jane’s Intelligence Review) that Rear Admiral Cihat Yayci would likely become ‘’collateral damage” of Turkish internal power rivalries. Nevertheless, when the proclaimed architect of Turkey’s naval strategy was retired in May, many were […]

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How Will Migration and Covid-19 Impact Eastern Mediterranean Ferry Linkages?

December 11th, 2020 · Comments Off on How Will Migration and Covid-19 Impact Eastern Mediterranean Ferry Linkages?

By Chris Deliso December 11, 2020 The European migration crisis peaked in 2015, but never really went away. Since then, it has become a particularly pernicious problem with political, security and economic aspects. New complexities in the debate were created by the world’s Covid-19 experience of lockdowns and civil unrest, raising the issue of citizens’ […]

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What Will Happen If Energy Disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea More Political than Economic in Nature ?

November 19th, 2020 · Comments Off on What Will Happen If Energy Disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea More Political than Economic in Nature ?

By Chris Deliso November 19, 2020 Although regional states have for decades been locked in competition over the region’s largely offshore untapped energy resources, a good question remains regarding the extent to which resource competition is more of an economic or political issue. Map by Euractuv My own exhaustive research, interviews with industry experts and […]

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What Role Will Strategic Anniversaries Play in Regional Events?

November 18th, 2020 · Comments Off on What Role Will Strategic Anniversaries Play in Regional Events?

By Chris Deliso November 18, 2020 Turkish President Erdoğan visited the divided city of Famagusta, Cyprus on 15 November, controversially calling for a ‘two-state solution’ to the Cyprus conflict. He gave the visit enhanced significance by pointing out that it was the 37th anniversary of the creation of the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus […]

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How Will Natural Disasters and Environmental Issues Affect National Policies and Outcomes?

November 14th, 2020 · Comments Off on How Will Natural Disasters and Environmental Issues Affect National Policies and Outcomes?

By Chris Deliso November 14, 2020 Greece and Turkey sit atop fault lines that have historically triggered earthquakes. These have had significant implications for public safety, the economy, political stability and diplomatic relations. In a region where so much remains rigidly fixed according to ‘red lines’ of policy and predictable political behavior, the unpredictable power […]

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How Could the Istanbul Canal Project Affect Regional Stability?

October 28th, 2020 · Comments Off on How Could the Istanbul Canal Project Affect Regional Stability?

By Chris Deliso October 28, 2020 Frequently overlooked because its future is unclear, the Istanbul Canal project tops the list of analytical issues because it has relevance for the entire balance of economic, military and political power between Greece and Turkey – and, quite possibly, for the environmental health of the Black Sea and Aegean/Mediterranean […]

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Greek Travel after the Pandemic, Part 5: Tassos Gourgouras, Milia Mountain Retreat, Crete

August 8th, 2020 · Comments Off on Greek Travel after the Pandemic, Part 5: Tassos Gourgouras, Milia Mountain Retreat, Crete

How has the COVID-19 crisis affected Greek tourism, and what are local tourism providers doing to recover from it? This series of exclusive interviews with specific Greek tourism entities gets to the heart of the key issues, as of mid-summer 2020. By Chris Deliso August 8, 2020 A Unique Concept for a Unique Destination Milia […]

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Greek Travel after the Pandemic, Part 4: Dimitris Hall, Website Editor, Spotted by Locals, Athens

August 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on Greek Travel after the Pandemic, Part 4: Dimitris Hall, Website Editor, Spotted by Locals, Athens

How has the COVID-19 crisis affected Greek tourism, and what are local tourism providers doing to recover from it? This series of exclusive interviews with specific Greek tourism entities gets to the heart of the key issues, as of mid-summer 2020. By Chris Deliso August 4, 2020 How is new technology influencing tourism trends in […]

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Greek Travel after the Pandemic, Part 3: Rena Valyraki, Owner of Hotel Doma, Chania, Crete

July 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on Greek Travel after the Pandemic, Part 3: Rena Valyraki, Owner of Hotel Doma, Chania, Crete

How has the COVID-19 crisis affected Greek tourism, and what are local tourism providers doing to recover from it? This series of exclusive interviews with specific Greek tourism entities gets to the heart of the key issues, as of mid-summer 2020. By Chris Deliso July 31, 2020 In this, the third part of our series, […]

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Greek Travel after the Pandemic, Part 2: Giorgos Kontaxis of Zagorohoria’s Archontiko Dilofo

July 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on Greek Travel after the Pandemic, Part 2: Giorgos Kontaxis of Zagorohoria’s Archontiko Dilofo

How has the COVID-19 crisis affected Greek tourism, and what are local tourism providers doing to recover from it? This series of exclusive interviews with specific Greek tourism entities gets to the heart of the key issues, as of mid-summer 2020. By Chris Deliso July 25, 2020 In the second part of this series, I […]

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