Articles by Andrew Novo, US

Andrew Novo, US

Dr. Andrew Novo is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. He holds a D.Phil in Modern History and an M.Phil in International Relations from St. Antony’s College, the University of Oxford. An expert in the history and politics of the Mediterranean world, he is the author of two books including Queen of Cities, a novel about the fall of Constantinople, which has been translated into Greek and Turkish. Andrew has previously worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School and as a Sovereign Analyst for a Connecticut-based hedge fund. He has been published in the Cyprus Mail and the Asia Times and has lectured at the National Arts Club, Georgetown University, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.


Can a Former Georgian President Save Ukraine?

Amid tenuous ceasefires and sporadic shelling, the crisis in Ukraine witnessed a remarkable development on May 30 when Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko announced the appointment of former Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili as the governor of Ukraine’s province of Odessa. Saakashvili has been a special policy advisory for Mr. Poroshenko for some time. A vocal supporter…


Убийство в России: Что можно узнать о политике Путина в связи со смертью Бориса Немцова

Считается, что первое правило американского политика это «сохранение основ». Это значит, что на любых выборах политическому лидеру самое важно это быть уверенным, что его самые преданные сторонники полны энтузиазма, обеспечат  материальную поддержку, будут волонтерами в предвыборной кампании и проголосуют за него. Господин Путин только что напомнил нам, что политика в России отличается. Сохранение электората в России сегодня означает…


Greek Elections: Has Hope Arrived in Greece?

After weeks of hype and hubbub, Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left, SYRIZA, secured a majority in parliament and an opportunity to make good on its campaign promises to “open a way to hope” (the party’s motto) and to roll back many of the more onerous terms of Greece’s austerity measures. Alexis Tsipras, the country’s…


Can Europe no Longer Afford “La Dolce Vita?”

The European Union gave three of its financial miscreants (Belgium, France, and Italy) Christmas presents early—three extra months to bring their budgets in line with legal requirements. All three governments will exceed the EU’s requirement for budget deficits to not exceed three percent of GDP. The problem, however, is far more serious than a three…


The Eastern Mediterranean: Pipeline Politics Force a Difficult Decision on US Foreign Policy

The autumn cold is here, but the Eastern Mediterranean remains hot. Negotiations to end forty years of Turkish occupation in the northern third of Cyprus ended abruptly in late October. The Cypriot president suspended talks after a Turkish survey vessel entered the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. Cyprus has been in discussions to partner with…

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