A podcast on Greece, Cyprus and the region brought to you by The Hellenic American Leadership Council and Kathimerini. Hosted by Thanos Davelis.
Greece's defense doctrine 27 years after the Imia crisis
Vassilis Nedos, Kathimerini’s diplomatic and defense editor, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss the legacy of the Imia crisis and how it has impacted Greece’s defense doctrine. We also look at where Greece’s alliances fit in the broader picture, and what role the US would play if Turkey - which has raised tensions to a boiling point in the Aegean - moved beyond rhetoric.
Time for the US to put more energy into solving the Cyprus problem
Endy Zemenides, HALC’s Executive Director, joins Thanos Davelis to look at the UN Security Council's decision to renew the mandate of UNFICYP, the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, the latest controversy over the UN Secretary General's Special Representative in Cyprus, the Cyprus presidential elections, and break down why now is the time for the US to put more diplomatic energy into solving the Cyprus problem.
Former Secretary Mike Pompeo's book offers new look into dealings with Turkey, Greece
Lena Argiri, the DC Correspondent for ERT - the Greek Public Broadcasting Company, joins Thanos Davelis to break down former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s latest revelations in his new book - Never Give An Inch - from his dealings with Turkey and President Erdogan to US relations with Greece.
Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Greek experience, and its relevance today
David Harris, a lifelong friend of Greece and the previous CEO of the American Jewish Committee, joins Thanos Davelis as we commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, the story of Greece during the Holocaust, and its special relevance today given the alarming rise in antisemitism.
Chios and Oinousses: The Greek islands leading global shipping
When breaking down the story of Greek and global shipping, two islands stand out today - Chios and Oinousses. Steven Tagle joins Thanos Davelis to discuss his latest in-depth report from both islands that breaks down how they came to lead the world’s shipping industry and how sea trade became Greece’s version of the American dream.
The stakes in Turkey's elections: From Turkish democracy to the Aegean
Turkey’s elections are drawing the attention of the world, and many - including The Economist - are describing them as the country’s last chance for democracy. Expert Steven Cook joins Thanos Davelis to look at the stakes involved in these elections, from what they could mean for Turkey's democracy to key issues like the sale of US F-16s or tensions in the Aegean.