Journalist and writer. He worked as an advisor on East-West Relations and Arms Control in the office of Greek PM Andreas Papapndreou (1985-88) and he was the chief correspondent of the Greek news agency ANA in Moscow (1989-99). He collaborated with Michel Pablo in launching the international review for self-management Utopie Critique. He has been a member of the Central Committee and the Secretariat and of the Committee on Foreign Policy of SYRIZA. He stopped having any relations with SYRIZA in July 2015.
This article by Dimitris Konstantakopoulos brings together some highly significant information on the North Korean crisis. The author interprets this data in light of his a priori position, favourable to President Obama and hostile to his successor Trump. While we do not share his analysis of US society and political life, we agree with him that there is a war-mongering group that is pushing for an atomic war in the Korean peninsula. We are publishing this point of view because we find it very useful to the debate.
Since April 2016, US neoconservatives have been trying to change the status of Cyprus. It is for them both (1) to reunite the island (2) to deprive it of its army (3) but also to deploy the Turkish army under cover of NATO. The inevitable Victoria Nuland, who should have become Secretary of State if Hillary Clinton had been elected president, is maneuvering. This plan is supposed to tie Turkey to NATO and prevent its rapprochement with Russia.
Greece is on the verge of revolt or revolution, at least if its government will continue to refuse an early election everybody in Greece is asking now. The markets seem ready to launch an even bigger attack against Italy. There is military tension in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, increasing the probability of a military conflict involving two members of the EU, a candidate member and Israel. As for Berlin, it is repeating, in the way it is handling the European crisis, the same pattern of strategic mistakes which contributed to its military defeats in World War I and II, the only difference being that in the 20th century we were engaged in military wars while now we are facing a financial total war.
Suicide of Europe: a triumph for the empire of Lloyd Blakfein