A podcast on Greece, Cyprus and the region brought to you by The Hellenic American Leadership Council and Kathimerini. Hosted by Thanos Davelis.
A way home for the 'Lost Children of Greece'
In late December a petition was launched titled “Nostos for Greek Adoptees,” asking the Greek state to recognize some 4,000 Greek-born adoptees from the post-war era - the so-called Lost Children of Greece. Dr. Mary Cardaras joins Thanos Davelis to tell the story of the "Lost Children", and look at what steps can be taken from Athens to bring them back to their roots.
Greece's record year for tourism and concerns about sustainability
Georgia Nakou, a features editor at MacroPolis, a specialist website focused on political and economic analysis of Greek affairs, joins Thanos Davelis to break down Greece's record year for tourism last year, the causes for concern amid questions of sustainability, and the government’s response.
Farmer protests in Greece and political turmoil in SYRIZA
Iliana Magra, a journalist with Kathimerini who covered the farmers’ protests in Athens and the SYRIZA convention that has now raised the prospects of a fresh leadership race within the party months after Stefanos Kasselakis was elected, joins Thanos Davelis with the latest analysis from Athens.
History in the making as Alexandroupoli FSRU receives first shipment of U.S. LNG
On February 18th the floating storage regasification unit in Alexandroupoli received its first test shipment of U.S. liquefied natural gas. In other energy news, it looks like decision time has come for hydrocarbon surveys off Crete. Dr. Theodoros Tsakiris, an associate professor of geopolitics and energy policy at the University of Nicosia, joins Thanos Davelis to look at what these developments mean for Greece and the region.
Is European defense becoming a necessity?
With a resurgent Russia on one side, and a US that is sending mixed signals about its commitment to NATO and European defense, does Europe need a back-up plan? Max Bergmann, the director of the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and the Stuart Center in Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies at CSIS, joins Thanos Davelis too break down why European defense is likely becoming a necessity.
Are Turkey and Egypt turning a "new leaf" in their relations?
Expert Constantinos Filis, the Director of the Institute of Global Affairs and an associate professor of international relations at the American College of Greece, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss Erdogan’s latest visit to Egypt, whether Cairo is really ready to mend fences, and what these developments mean for the broader region.
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