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Endy Zemenides
Endy Zemenides is executive director of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, a national Greek-American advocacy organization. He was senior advisor to former Illinois State Treasurer and Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias, and is an Emerging Leaders Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Entries by Endy Zemenides

Our Complicit Silence

(3) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 2:44 PM

The massacres perpetrated by Boko Haram in Nigeria this past week demonstrate that the horrific violence the world suffered in 2014 is not about to abate in 2015. Pope Francis used his Christmas address to call attention to the violence and conflict worldwide. While the address was delivered to 1.2...

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Race to the Bottom

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 4:07 PM

In announcing his policy shift on Cuba, President Obama called for an honest discussion over the embargo on Cuba. That discussion should include a reflection over what place human rights have in American foreign policy. On human rights worldwide, it feels like the U.S. has presiding over a race to...

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Losing the Mediterranean

(7) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 2:43 PM

The fight against the Islamic State has been the major source of discontent in a difficult U.S. - Turkey relationship. Yet in trying to get Turkey on board on this front, the U.S. risks a setback for its interests in the larger Eastern Mediterranean region.

One of the U.S.'s...

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Turn That Key Mr. Erdogan

(16) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 10:40 AM

Two weeks ago, Turkey's Directorate General for Foundations (VGM) announced a decision to return 469 acres of woodlands back to its rightful owner, the Agia Triada Monastery Foundation. This was the latest step in the process of returning properties that the Turkish state expropriated from non-Muslim minorities, following a 2011...

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10 Questions Bob Schieffer Should Ask Obama and Romney

(22) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 10:15 AM

Just one more debate. On Monday night, October 22, Bob Schieffer, President Obama, and Governor Romney will treat 60+ million Americans to a discussion on American foreign policy. The candidates are going to share their visions for managing the most complex global environment in U.S. history. So far, foreign policy...

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Cyprus: Small Country, Big Presidency

(8) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 3:07 PM

On July 1, one of the EU's smallest states and most recent members -- the Republic of Cyprus -- assumed the six month presidency of the E.U. With a U.S. Presidential election upon us, it is hard to fathom how a country with a population of under one million can...

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Is There a Europe to Be Saved?

(2) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 3:05 PM

In the run up to the June 28-29 European summit, George Soros issued gloomy warnings about Europe running out of time to save the euro. Soros issued a stinging critique of German policy, saying that it was leading to a Europe with an "imperial" Germany and calling Angela Merkel a...

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