37430 - The Skopian issue and Foreign Policy

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias

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The Skopian issue proves at what a low level the foreign policy of the rulling power is.
Each statement, and every excuse, is indicative of the inability to pursue a national and strategic policy.
Even the very notion of negotiation has become so diplomatic that it has lost any strategic value whatsoever.
When a minister is unable to stipulate a foreign policy, even though he has a dominant strategy at hand, and he results in artificially stating that he is under pressure to accept the unacceptable, then, that means that he doesn’t know how to deal with the whole thing which he initially used merely as a diversionary move. in relation to a proposed legislation.
How low could the level be, so that you may take advantage of a national issue in order to cover up a local problem?
The problem of foreign policy is to incorporate strategic data and not to merely rhetorically behave without any historical foundation.
The Skopian issue is indicative that an approach which is purely ideological is not enough to make changes and that it merely functions passively at best, and negatively at worst.
Additionally, it shows that foreign policy can not be a political party game without any consequences.
When the entire context is useless, then, only incompetence, since it will not allow its implementation, would be capable of stopping the utilization process, however that can’t be the only way to address strategic issues.