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Joost Hiltermann: Mistakes in Syria Are Inevitable

Interview with International Crisis Group’s Program Director for MENA Syria continues to be the key newsmaker when it comes to the international agenda. With the breakthrough agreement between Russia and Turkey and the recent downing of the Russian plane, the situation offers more questions than answers and remains the matter of the biggest concern. RIAC Website Editor Maria Smekalova asks Joost Hiltermann, International Crisis Group’s Program Director ...

19.09.2018

RIAC Hosts a Meeting with Turkish Diplomats

... Council. On September 10, 2018, Hüseyin Diriöz, Turkish Ambassador to Moscow, and Bashar Basho, Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy in Russia, visited Russian International Affairs Council. RIAC guests discussed the state of relations between Russia and Turkey, the current situation in Syria and the prospects of preventing further aggravation of the conflict in the Syrian province of Idlib, as well as the role of the two countries in promoting political settlement of the Syrian conflict. More general ...

10.09.2018

The “Russian Card” in the International Game

... they do come to power, they become less interested in the matter or use it as a trump card in their bargaining with Brussels on other issues that are of greater importance for them. In Ankara, the “Russian card” emerges from the sleeve each time Turkey has a problem with the United States and its other NATO allies. A possible strategic partnership with Moscow is put forward as a possible alternative to Turkey’s Atlantic orientation. However, there are no reasons to expect Ankara to make a strategic ...

07.09.2018

Double Edged Sword: Idlib

The opportunities for Turkey and Russia in Syria Turkey and Russia have had intense negotiations about the fate of Idlib and the de-escalation zone. Turkish authorities visited Moscow numerous times as an assault on Idlib by the Syrian regime seems imminent. Both sides are ...

03.09.2018

Buying Russian Missile Systems Would Be a Political Breakthrough for Turkey

... software and allow the Russian systems to penetrate the heart of NATO’s unified air defense system. Therefore the deal is unlikely be finalized, says Valdai Club expert Evgeny Buzhinsky. There should be no drastic and tragic changes in relations between Turkey and the United States. Of course, for Washington Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a “complex partner”, a so-called “Sultan,” who tries to pursue an independent foreign policy. Erdogan, in turn, also has a grudge against the US for the attempted ...

22.08.2018

BRICS Summit: A Blessing in Disguise

... advantages, and, as the President of the Russian Federation said, such questions are not decided “on the spur of the moment,” the summit also demonstrated that BRICS members need to make difficult decisions today. Talks about potential new candidates (Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia) can be held until these candidates begin to give very serious consideration to the prospects of such changes. The excessive delay in the process entails the risk that the former “circle of friends” of BRICS could turn ...

07.08.2018

Russia–Turkey Relations Need a Stronger Foundation

Russia is not an alternative to Turkey’s cooperation with the European Union; neither Turkey is a substitute for Russia working harder to resolve its problems with the United States and Europe Relations between Russia and Turkey have always been and will always be a controversial ...

02.08.2018

Berlin Hosts International Situation Analysis on Crisis Management around Turkey

On July 1–2, 2018, in Berlin, the Körber Foundation (Körber-Stiftung) held international situation analysis on Crisis Management around Turkey with experts from Turkey, the United States, and European countries. On July 1–2, 2018, in Berlin, the Körber Foundation (Körber-Stiftung) held international situation analysis on Crisis Management around Turkey with experts from Turkey, ...

03.07.2018

Prospects for Russia-NATO Relations Discussed at the Greater Europe Working Group Meeting

On June 18–19, 2018, London hosted a Greater Europe project working group meeting on the current state and prospects of relations between Russia and NATO ahead of the forthcoming summit of the North Atlantic Alliance in Brussels on July 11–12. On June 18–19, 2018, London hosted a Greater Europe project working group meeting on the current state and prospects of relations between Russia and NATO ahead of the forthcoming summit of the North Atlantic Alliance in Brussels on July 11–12. The working...

21.06.2018
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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