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Congress raises key questions on US-Turkey ties during hearings with Secretary Blinken
HALC's Endy Zemenides joins Thanos Davelis to break down the key takeaways from this week's hearings in Congress - where Senator Menendez and Representative Cicilline grilled Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Turkey. Since March 25th is Greek Independence Day, we also look at what the main takeaways are today, 202 years after the start of the Greek revolution.
A historic agreement? Serbia and Kosovo reach deal on normalizing relations
Professor James Ker-Lindsay joins Thanos Davelis to break down the EU-brokered agreement that was reached between Serbia and Kosovo over the weekend to normalize ties, and look at what it could mean for the region.
Is the China-brokered Saudi Arabia-Iran deal a wake up call for the US?
Expert Steven Cook joins Thanos Davelis to break down whether the China-brokered deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran actually upends Mideast diplomacy and challenges the US, explore Washington's options moving forward, and look at what ripple effects it could have for the broader region - from the Middle East to the Eastern Mediterranean.
Cooperation between Cyprus and Greece ‘more necessary than ever’
Vassilis Nedos, Kathimerini's diplomatic and defense editor, joins Thanos Davelis to look at the significance of Christodoulides' visit to Athens, break down whether the lull in Ankara's aggressive behavior that we are seeing is temporary or here to stay, and look at Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias' recent trip to Kosovo.
French foundation organizes concert to support quake zone
The Fondation de France organized a fundraising concert with the participation of many artists including famous pianist Fazıl Say, raising 2.3 million euros for earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria.
Why the Eastern Mediterranean deserves Washington’s full attention
Expert Constantinos Filis joins Thanos Davelis to break down why the Eastern Mediterranean deserves Washington, DC's full attention, look at how Turkey - the elephant in the room - factors into this discussion, and explain why this is an opportunity for Greece - a key US ally and partner - to work with the US to set the agenda for the region.
Will Turkish elections be free and fair?
Turkey's President Erdogan has finally made it official, setting May 14 as the date for elections. After twenty years of dominating Turkish politics, and given the stakes for Erdogan, there are questions as to how far he will be willing to go on May 14th to ensure the results are in his favor.
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Wednesday's tragedy at Tempe in central Greece should serve as a wake-up call for the entire political system. Answers will be demanded over the lives that were lost and those that were irreparably damaged by injury or trauma, as will decisions that will ensure such a tragedy never happens again.
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Greece: One of the top performers on the Democracy Index for 2022
After The Economist listed Greece as the unlikely economic winner of 2022, the Economist Intelligence Unit has now highlighted the country as one of the best performers on its Democracy Index for 2022.
Former Secretary Mike Pompeo’s book offers new look into dealings with Turkey, Greece
Lena Argiri, the DC Correspondent for Greece's state broadcaster ERT joins Thanos Davelis to break down former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest revelations in his new book, "Never Give An Inch," from his dealings with Turkey and President Erdogan to US relations with Greece.