Georges Prevelakis is Professor of Geopolitics at the Sorbonne (Paris 1) and also teaches at the INALCO in Paris. He specializes in European, Balkan and eastern Mediterranean geopolitics as well as in the geopolitics of diasporas and urban geopolitics. He co-directs with Ali Kazancigil the academic journal Anatoli (Paris, CNRS Editions) and collaborates regularly with the Athens newspaper Estia. His publications include: Les Balkans, cultures et géopolitique, Paris, 1994; Les réseaux des diasporas, Paris, 1996; Athènes: urbanisme, culture et politique, Paris, 2000; Géopolitique de la Grèce, Brussels, 2005; Pour une nouvelle Entente balkanique, Paris, 2010.
Greece's economic crisis has its roots in a political pact dating back to the foundation of the modern state, writes Georges Prévélakis. The threat posed to Europe by the Greek breakdown is less contagion than a wave of anti-western feeling that could exacerbate geopolitical instabilities. [Hungarian version added] [more]