Planned flotilla from Turkey to Gaza could spark a new crisis

Rich Goldberg, a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies with a deep expertise in sanctions policy who previously served on the White House NSC, joins Thanos Davelis to look at why we need to be paying attention to this new flotilla set to depart Turkey for Gaza, which has the potential to spark a diplomatic crisis.

The ISIS resurgence in Syria and Turkey’s role in it

Nadine Maenza, the President of the IRF Secretariat, a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, and the previous chair of USCIRF, joins Thanos Davelis to look at what a resurgent ISIS means for the region, particularly in the autonomous zone in north east Syria, and break down why we need to put the spotlight on Turkey's role in this ISIS comeback.

Turkey, Israel, and Erdogan’s post-election challenges

Sinan Ciddi, a non-resident senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), joins Thanos Davelis to look at why Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking steps to restrict exports to Israel now, and break down how this fits into the broader post-election narrative after the oppositions sweeping victory on March 31st.

How Greece is overhauling its wildfire response plans ahead of the summer

With wildfires already breaking out in Greece, Derek Gatopoulos, a correspondent for the Associated Press who has been covering news in Greece for more than 25 years, joins Thanos Davelis to look at how Greece is looking to overhaul its wildfire response in preparation for this summer's wildfire season.

The far-right in Greece – A rising threat ahead of EU elections?

With the EU elections on the horizon, one party in Greece, Greek Solution, is seeing a notable surge in support. The rise of this far right nationalist party also mirrors broader trends in the far right across Europe, and many are beginning to ask whether this resurgent far-right is here to stay.

Greece’s visa program for Turkish visitors and the ongoing efforts to maintain calm in the Aegean

Vassilis Nedos, Kathimerini's diplomatic and defense editor, joins Thanos Davelis to look into a special visa program Greece launched for Turkish visitors who arrive on Greece's islands, and explore where it fits into ongoing efforts to maintain calm in the Aegean.

Is Erdogan’s invite to the White House a diplomatic win?

Alan Makovsky, veteran Turkey analyst and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, joins Thanos Davelis to examine how Turkish President Erdogan finally snagged an invite to the White House, and look into what message this move sends about the Biden administration's approach to Turkey in the wake of the Sweden NATO saga.

Quest for an antique reveals Thessaloniki’s multilayered past

Sean Mathews, a Greece based journalist covering the broader region, and George Manginis, the academic director at the Benaki Museum, join Thanos Davelis to break down how the search for an antique can give us insight into Thessaloniki's rich history, and look at how current efforts to shine a light on the city's past cosmopolitanism are increasingly important in a changing region.

Can changes in higher education turn Greece into a global education hub?

A few weeks ago Greece passed a law allowing the operation of private, non-profit universities, including allowing foreign private universities to set up branches in the country. The move came despite weeks of demonstrations that included scores of university building occupations by students.