Saturday, October 22, 2016

Balkan Islamist galaxy in a nutshell, by Ioannis Michaletos

The Balkan political environment is shaped-amongst other- by the existence of two political strains of Islam, the Wahhabis, related to the Saudis & Gulf states and the Muslim Brotherhood ones, related to the Turkish-Qatar axis.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Urban Violence and Crime Rise in Greece, by Ioannis Michaletos

During the first nine months of 2016, a clear trend regarding the rise of urban violence and extremism has been observed in Greece and, in particular, in Athens. Protests over economic woes, illegal migration, and football hooliganism, coupled with the spread of political extremists and criminal gangs largely account for this phenomenon.

Originally appeared in Balkanalysis on 11th October 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Afghanistan's black hole, by Ioannis Michaletos

Graveyard of Empires

The expedition in Afghanistan by the international forces since 2001 has resulted so far in a titanic failure not only in terms of stabilizing and neutralizing international terrorism, but also in themes such as transnational drug trade, along with major corruption concerns.