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Paul Antonopoulos

Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.

Does Russia really need a ‘nuclear train’?

MOSCOW – Russia’s train-driven Barguzin missile project could be revived, leaving only one question as to Russia’s need to resuscitate it, says an international security expert. For academic Aleksei Arbatov, the statement by expert Yuri Solomonov, who said the Yars missile was also designed for a rail car, suggests that this is a sign that […]


Macron seeks to replace Trump as NATO leader

PARIS – Emmanuel Dupuy, president of the European Perspective and Security Institute (IPSE), comments on the challenges facing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the friction between the French and US presidents. On Tuesday, the summit of the organization took place in London , with a great reunion of the Member States: all were […]

Uruguay’s new government wants to expand cooperation with Russia

MONTEVIDEO – The newly elected government of Uruguay intends to expand cooperation with Russia, National Party Senator Jorge Gandini said on Thursday. The presidential election in Uruguay was held in late November, and elected as president, the center-right opposition candidate, Luis Lacalle Pou. He will take office on March 1, 2020. “We hope to have […]

Erdoğan Opened a Pandora’s Box in Libya That Will Be Difficult to Close

Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean are rapidly rising after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with a Libyan official of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), based in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, in Ankara last week. They agreed on their own Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) that penetrates into Greek and Cypriot waters, […]

Dangerous relationships? NATO division over Russia will continue

MOSCOW – The Russian issue is likely to lead to ever deeper splits between NATO members. Countries like France and Italy resent the aggressive tone that Eastern European countries employ to address the Eurasian power, says one analyst. The differences of interests between NATO members come to the fore when it comes to Russia, believes […]

US considers space a place for war, Putin says

MOSCOW – The US military and political apparatus sees space as a theater of war, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. US military and political apparatus see space as a stage for war, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting devoted to the development of the Russian Navy on Wednesday. The comment was […]

VIDEO captures NATO leaders making fun of Trump

LONDON – Video shows leaders gathered during cocktail party at Buckingham Palace, exchanging heated impressions that seem to refer to US President Donald Trump. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, and UK prime ministers, Boris Johnson, and Canada, Justin Trudeau , were spotted by an indiscreet camera during the reception at Buckingham Palace. In the clip, […]

We are celebrating St. Barbara today: Who was she?

Saint Barbara, is celebrated today December 4. She lived during the reign of Emperor Maximian (286-305 AD). Saint Barbara was the daughter of pagan Dioscorus who was one of the wealthiest pagans of Ilioupolis. Her father kept her locked inside a tower because of her physical beauty. We do not know where she was taught […]