Dr. John J. Hamre is President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the world's number one Defense and National Security think tank. Before joining CSIS, he served as the 26th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense. Prior to holding that post, he was the Under Secretary of Defense from 1993 to 1997. In 2007, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appointed Dr.
The name deal signed between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in June stipulates that Athens will launch the process to ratify the agreement only after Skopje has completed its part of the process. Skopje must first notify Athens that its lawmakers have endorsed the deal (Article 1.4.b).
The Greek people expect their political leaders to display a mature attitude and provide solutions to their problems.
The upcoming review of the Greek Constitution presents them with an opportunity to live up to those expectations. It is very important that the mainstream parties find a way to reach consensus on certain key issues.
Tuesday's midterm elections in the United States are very important and not just for the US itself, but for the entire world and especially the West, where liberal democracy has been facing major challenges of late.
The elections concern all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate and 36 state governorships.