Category Archives: Greece’s Foreign Relations

Oct 4 2017

The Energy Geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Role of Greece

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By Emmanuel Karagiannis, Senior Lecturer, Department of Defence Studies, King’s College London The Eastern Mediterranean is once again in turmoil. Turkey is becoming increasingly assertive in pressing its claims and strengthening relations with the Muslim world. Greece and Cyprus faced a severe … Continue reading

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Jan 31 2017

Greek-Turkish relations and the perceptions of their elites

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By Dimitris Triantaphyllou An interesting study that I recently conducted (completed in mid-December 2016) with funding from my university has revealed much about how Turkish elites view Turkish Foreign Policy and Greek-Turkish Relations. This study was conducted in the form … Continue reading

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Feb 24 2016

Still Europeanized? Greek Foreign Policy during the Eurozone Crisis

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By Angelos Chryssogelos The Eurozone crisis is now widely seen as a threshold for Greek politics, society and state structures. While there has been heightened attention in Greece and internationally on the impact of the crisis across a range of … Continue reading

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Feb 16 2016

NATO’s Migrant Mission in the Aegean Raises Major Questions for Greek Foreign Policy

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By Angelos Chryssogelos On 11 February the ministers of defense of NATO agreed to a joint proposal by Germany, Greece and Turkey to involve NATO in the efforts to stem the wave of migrants moving into the Aegean islands from … Continue reading

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Feb 10 2016

The Agent-Structure Issue in Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) – The “Macedonian” issue

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By Georgios Evangelopoulos It was a pleasure and an honour to spend a semester (January 2014 – July 2014) as a post-doctoral research fellow at the LSE Hellenic Observatory, during which I was preoccupied with the topic of agent-structure in … Continue reading

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Jan 11 2016

Greek Elites and Greek-Turkish Relations: Towards an Impasse?

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By Dimitris Triantaphyllou The ongoing economic crisis in Greece since 2008 has had an impact, primarily negative on the social, political, and economic fabric of the polity writ large. The question is whether it has had an impact on policy … Continue reading

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Feb 18 2015

The winds are changing: a new left populism for Europe

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By Marina Prentoulis and Lasse Thomassen The unprecedented presence of international media, solidarity delegations and representatives of socialist and leftish parties in Athens signalled that Syriza’s triumph was something more than just another electoral victory. Alexis Tsipras and Pablo Iglesias. Demotix/Czuko Williams. Some … Continue reading

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Dec 29 2014

The inevitable European showdown has arrived – between Tsipras and Schauble

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By Kevin Featherstone The Greek Parliament has just had three rounds of voting for a candidate whose credentials mattered to very few and for a post that is, in itself, of little consequence.  Moreover, the outcome – fresh parliamentary elections … Continue reading

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Sep 27 2013

Until Angela Merkel forms a governing coalition, Greece will continue to be in limbo

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by Dr Theofanis Exadaktylos     “Triumph for the queen of austerity – Pressure to the South for reforms”* Angela Merkel’s triumph in the German elections on Sunday and her re-election as Chancellor has made headlines across the world. But what does … Continue reading

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Sep 27 2013

Greece and Albania would both benefit substantially from closer relations

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by Dr Alexandros Nafpliotis   Exactly 42 years ago, the Croatian daily Vjesnik used the term ‘impressive’ to report to its readers the re-establishment of Greek-Albanian relations, adding that 1971 marked the year of a Greek ‘diplomatic offensive’ in the … Continue reading

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