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Alex Kassidiaris

Alex Kassidiaris

Alex Kassidiaris is an International Security Advisor based in London. He holds a master’s degree from the War Studies Department of King's College London and his research interests include security and politics in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East.

Analysis: Hezbollah's shadow financial system, developed in response to long-lasting sanctions, has placed the group in a favourable position amid Lebanon's economic crisis.

02 August, 2021

Analysis: Turkey is seeking to play a pivotal role in Afghanistan after the US withdrawal in order to bolster ties with Washington and strengthen its regional influence.

05 July, 2021

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial sanctions on Ankara will always be off the table.

19 April, 2021

Analysis: Israel had long rejected ties with Kosovo, but amid shifting diplomatic alliances mutual recognition could extend Tel Aviv's geopolitical reach.

23 February, 2021

Analysis: With friction growing between Ankara and Athens, the longstanding alliance between Pakistan and Turkey has prompted Greece and India to consider the mutual benefits of a strategic partnership.

04 February, 2021

Analysis: With rapid changes in the Middle East amid a fluid geopolitical landscape, Turkey could be poised to mend ties with Israel.

15 January, 2021

Analysis: Despite assumptions that Biden will pursue a more aggressive policy towards Turkey, Ankara could re-emerge as an invaluable ally for the new administration.

23 December, 2020