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Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598

Tension between Greece and Turkey reaches new heights

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 20 Issue 17 – Over the past two months, the tension in Greek-Turkish relations has reached new heights. What triggered it seemed to have been the age-old Turkish claims concerning the continental shelf delimitation and the total demilitarisation of the Greek Islands in the Eastern Aegean.…Continue readingTension between Greece and Turkey reaches new heights

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598

The other side of the Yemeni war: UAE and Saudi Arabia soft-hard power games in Socotra

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 19 Issue 1 – Recent events in the Gulf underlined that while Saudi Arabia is focusing on the al-Mahrah province on the border with Oman to ease its access to the Indian Ocean, the UAE is getting hold of the essential Yemenite islands, with the most relevant being Socotra.…Continue readingThe other side of the Yemeni war: UAE and Saudi Arabia soft-hard power games in Socotra

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598

Iranian Azeri, the (almost) forgotten minority and their (in)direct impact on Iranian regional policies

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 15 Issue 2 – Among the numerous issues that impact Iran-Azerbaijan relations, considering the recent events which have interested the Caucasus region and the Iranian-Azerbaijani dialogue, it is fundamental to analyse the ethnic minority of Azeri who live on the Iranian territory and influence Tehran’s domestic and regional policies.…Continue readingIranian Azeri, the (almost) forgotten minority and their (in)direct impact on Iranian regional policies

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598

Greece between the hammer and the anvil: geopolitical games in the eastern Aegean

Geopolitical Report 2785-2598 Volume 13 Issue 4 – Since its birth after the 1821 war against the Ottoman Empire, the Modern Greek state has always been linked to the then three major powers: France, the U.K., and Russia, with the U.K. being substituted by the U.S. during the 20th century to contain the Soviet threat. This dependency is still a reality in Greek politics and foreign affairs. Athens remains a bone of contention for those powers fighting for a strategic position in the Mediterranean Sea.…Continue readingGreece between the hammer and the anvil: geopolitical games in the eastern Aegean