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Greece After Turkey's Coup D'état

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Aristotle Tziampiris

Developments in Turkey have further destabilized the Eastern Mediterranean. With Greece representing the real frontier of the democratic West, now is the time to provide some much needed debt relief and make Greece a true "success story."

The Lebanon, Incerlik, U.S. Triangle

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.19.2016 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Incirlik Air Base, in headlines this week as government authorities arrested its commander for alleged involvement in a failed coup against Turkish Pr...

Astoria Characters: The Devoted Daughter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.13.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

What Antri Papanikolaou remembers most about her 16th birthday is that it was the last one she ever got to spend with her mother. They drove to Phi...

Trippy.com Announces the World's Most Underrated Destinations

Trippy | Posted 06.26.2016 | Travel
Trippy

Although it seems counterintuitive, the only thing that can be more annoying than discovering a destination is overloaded with tourists, is discoverin...

Panama Papers: Winners and Losers

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Tax avoidance is legal. Tax evasion is not. The U.S. tax code is full of various tax loopholes which allow taxpayers to legally avoid paying taxes. ...

International Justice: The Case of Cyprus

Constantine Tzanos | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Constantine Tzanos

On May 22, 2016, the Greek Cypriots in the independent south of Cyprus will go to the polls, with the issue of the reunification of the island heavily...

Europe: Do the Right Thing on Hezbollah

David Harris | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
David Harris

Nearly three years ago, the European Union finally overcame its longstanding resistance and addressed the issue of adding Hezbollah to its terrorism list.

Lord John Alderdice on Middle East Conflict Resolution, Interview with Noted Northern Ireland Diplomat

Samuel Ramani | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

Lord John Alderdice is a Northern Ireland politician, who served as speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly from 1998-2004, and leader of the Allianc...

Astoria Characters: The Champion of Comic Books

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.26.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

At the last stop on the N and Q lines, at the end of a short tunnel, there's a circular dime-shiny sign that -- Bam! Pow! Zap! -- punches right through the grey gloom of the subway station.

In 2016, We All Must Be Cypriots

Andy Manatos | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Andy Manatos

The Eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus leapt into the headlines with the landing of a hijacked EgyptAir plane. It will soon make headlines again as the US and the UN move to end the 42-year division of that country, through its capital city of Nicosia, by 40,000 Turkish troops. These negotiations will have significant ramifications for the region and the U.S.

EgyptAir Plane Hijacker Surrenders

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 03.30.2016 | World

• EgyptAir flight MSR181 was en route from Alexandria to Cairo when a man with fake explosives forced it to land on Cyprus. • All passengers have ...

Europe: Go Big or Go Home

John Feffer | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
John Feffer

Europe has a deal on the table to address the current refugee crisis. This week, European leaders are gathering to discuss the particulars.

For LGBT People, Australia Isn't the Last Bastion of Colonialism's Toxic Legacy

Sean O'Toole | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Sean O'Toole

Unfortunately, the Commonwealth appear to persist, often to the extreme, in abnegation of a lot of basic rights to their LGBT citizens.

Don't Waste World's Best Chance for Peace

Endy Zemenides | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Endy Zemenides

Over the past two months the Republic of Cyprus has hosted a parade of foreign leaders -- German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, British For...

International Law: The Case of Turkey

Constantine Tzanos | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Constantine Tzanos

In the aftermath of the downing of the Russian jet by Turkey, on 27 November 2015, Greek prime minister Tsipras tweeted to Turkish prime minister, Ah...

iPhone News

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.08.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

So where is all that video? 2.5 million cameras shooting 24 hours a day -- video that is unquestionably honest, first person, as it happens, on the spot, from the source storytelling. Of all those millions of hours of video, how much of it have you seen on TV news?

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In Every EU Country

Thrillist | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about how she's displayed: stowed away in glass, surrounded by hordes of sightseers throwing up "gang symbols" and cheesy smiles for their selfie sticks.

Shelly Porges Supports Women Entrepreneurs Globally and Hillary Clinton

Wendy Diamond | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Wendy Diamond

When you think of a woman on a passionate mission to support budding women entrepreneurs globally, you naturally envision a successful and accomplished woman herself, right? Shelly Porges is just that woman.

The New Region Of The Eastern Mediterranean

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Aristotle Tziampiris

The region's new-found energy wealth may ultimately contribute to the lessening of Europe's energy dependence to Russia. At the same time, the possibility of friction and conflict over these resources among regional actors cannot be discounted.

Elderly Man Schools Europe By Donating His Meager Pension To Greece

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

An elderly pensioner in Cyprus has a lesson in generosity for the rest of Europe. He may not have deep pockets, but 88-year-old Onoufrios Michaeli...

Why Both Erdoganism and Kemalism May Finally Be Dead in Turkey

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Turkey is headed in a dangerous direction, toward a corrupt, authoritarian state. The country needs an Arab Spring of sorts, but within the democratic process. An electoral revolution, not a street putsch. The use of the rule of law to end an illiberal government. The ballot box must make political power accountable.

Daydreaming About Erdogan's Foreign Policy Opportunities

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 06.17.2016 | World
Joshua W. Walker

Despite the number of political obituaries that have been prematurely written about President Erdogan as a result of the shellacking his AKP took, foreign policy remains the one area over which he can continue to exert leadership.

How Turkey's New Government Can Advance Peace in the Region

Carl Bildt | Posted 06.16.2016 | World
Carl Bildt

VIENNA -- The success of the mainly Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party in capturing 13 percent of the vote in the recent election -- a total well above the party's core constituency -- should boost the Kurds' confidence and ease the way ahead in the peace process. But the far-right Nationalist Movement Party performed strongly in the election, capturing 16 percent of the vote, probably owing largely to popular opposition to the opening to the Kurds.

'Boom Boom' Baz: A1 Photojournalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.07.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's his nickname, acquired being first on the scene to shoot the effects of booby-trapped cars during his native Lebanon's civil war.

Cyprus: Russia's Potemkin Village in the European Union?

Athéna Tacet | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Athéna Tacet

The recent deal between Cyprus and Russia may seemingly have no real short-term impact on the EU or Russia's politics in the Balkans. But it is in fact part of Russia's grand design to bypass the sanctions, stabilize and increase its foreign expansion in the EU, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.