greekpride2By Ioannis Galatas
(The author is a retired military specialized physician
with special interest in asymmetric threats and CBRN operations)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 28 July 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

A plausible war is preferable to a dishonorable peace.
Πόλεμος ένδοξος, ειρήνης αισχράς αιρετώτερος.
— Demosthenes, 384-322 BC

In January 2020 I participated as an invited guest speaker to the Qatar Health 2020 conference. During one of our, after the conference, social meetings a high gov official wanted to know what are the biggest achievements of Greece in the last 20 years. His question spoiled my mood during my stay in this small country mainly because I had to lie – a big lie composed of many small lies and a lot of reference to our ancient history along with a touch of Athens 2004 Olympic Games and Euro2004... Read more

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