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Britain, Greece, Turkey and The Aegean: Does Anything Change?

Since at least 1955, the Aegean Sea has long been an area of contention between local powers Greece and Turkey on the one hand, and the US-UK-Israeli strategic axis on the other, with the Soviet Union and then Russia defending its interests when necessary, since the Aegean cannot be separated from the Eastern Mediterranean as a strategic whole, nor from ...

Маллинсон Уильям
Опубликовано:
08.09.2020 16:06:21

Will Turkey establish a military base in Azerbaijan?

... the South Caucasus. The discussion of the Turkish military presence in Azerbaijan is always linked to the coldness or warmth of relations between Moscow and Ankara, especially when the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict flares up.Source: AA Photo Russia is Turkey's biggest competitor in the region. If we take into account Turkey’s membership in NATO, the establishment of a Turkish military base in Azerbaijan to ensure military and political balance would create a counterweight to the Russian military ...

Джасем Басель Хадж
Опубликовано:
21.08.2020 19:25:41

Egypt Between all Fronts: Covid, MB, IS, the Neo Ottoman Empire, GERD and Israel

... don´t need Facebook, but guns“. In reality you need both, but without organization and power you will loose and that´s what happened to the young rebels. They were rebels, but not revolutionaries. However, Mursi with the support of Katar and Erdogan-Turkey which saw the rise oft he Muslimbrothers as chance for the revival of the old Ottoman Empire in the Greater Middle East very quickly tried to establish a Islamist dictatorship and the military under General Al-Sissi intervened, toppled Mursi and ...

Ostner Ralf
Опубликовано:
08.08.2020 21:16:43

Would S-400 Deployment in Libya be Acceptable for Russia and US?

... bilateral issues. This amiable relationship has also benefited both sides when interests cross. Meanwhile, according to reports in the international media, the U.S. is seeking, through a draft defense budget in 2021, to purchase Russian S-400 missiles from Turkey. Moscow responded to these reports via Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation spokesperson Maria Vorobyova, who said: "The buyers of our arms, before exporting them, must provide the Russian side the end-user certificate. Therefore,...

Джасем Басель Хадж
Опубликовано:
09.07.2020 23:11:51

Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman Empire in the making-what does the West want?

... Western states think Pakistan could help to find peace in Afghanistan and influence the outcome of a postwar order through Pakistan´s alleged influence on the Taliban. Interesting article in this context: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200131-turkey-pakistan-plan-landmark-deal-for-dual-nationality/ Erdogan is now approaching Pakistan. Dual citizenship, military cooperation and the supply of attack helicopters are being discussed. I am currently working on CENTO, the Middle East NATO that ...

Ostner Ralf
Опубликовано:
15.06.2020 14:07:27

The Dangers Of Parachute Journalism

A little learning is a dang’rous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring. (Pope)Hot on the heels of an article by a Henry Foy, entitled ‘Russia’s death toll likely to be far above official tally’, published in Nikkei Inc.’s The Financial Times (once known for its balance and seriousness) on 13 May, comes another new Cold War ‘report’ – devoid of analysis – in the same newspaper, entitled – more in the style of a tabloid paper than a serious one – ‘Moscow on the Med: Cyprus and its Russians’...

Маллинсон Уильям
Опубликовано:
20.05.2020 11:04:54

Tensions between Russia and Turkey in Syria; effort for peace or Total War

... targeted more than 30 Turkish troops, two Syrian military aircraft. About 19 Syrian soldiers, some Liwa Zainebiyoun, Fatemiyoun and Hezbollah forces were also killed In the Turkish UAV attacks. In the meantime, the reasons for this tension and Russia-Turkey-Iran competition in Syria should be examined. Although Russia and Turkey negotiated three rounds, they still failed to lead to a Cease Fire in Syria. On the one hand, Bashar al-Assad's government is dissatisfied with Turkey's non-compliance with ...

Bijan Aref
Опубликовано:
17.03.2020 11:43:48

The Greek Immigrant Crisis: Old Invasions, New Colours

... along with the Jews, from Spain in 1492. The Turkish Ottomans were happy to welcome the Jews to their empire. Since then, Zionists and Turks have had a generally good understanding, whatever Erdogan’s pro-Palestinian rhetoric. For example, Israel and Turkey are both vehemently opposed to Assad. Source: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters Despite Christian Europe being under attack from Moslem Turks, this had not prevented the allegedly Christian crusaders from exploiting a dynastic squabble in Constantinople ...

Маллинсон Уильям
Опубликовано:
04.03.2020 11:25:11

How to kill the truth

... truth? My own interpretation is that, although Britain never wished for a Turkish invasion, Henry Kissinger did, or at the very least, enabled it. Kissinger persuaded Callaghan not to comply with Britain’s Treaty obligations and make life easier for Turkey. If Callaghan had told the truth to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Cyprus, critics of the Turkish invasion would have accused Callaghan of weakness and not daring to act without Washington’s permission. Second, the fact that Callaghan ...

Маллинсон Уильям
Опубликовано:
27.02.2020 12:05:25

Annergret Kramp-Karrenbauer and her revolutionary foreign policy objectives for Germany

... we are together. In fact, the NATO partners in the cold war generally followed their promises to confront former Soviet Union, which was supposed to be the number one geo-political adversary to the NATO. But in our day, the cracks are emerging, while Turkey despite the warnings of the NATO other members, decided to reach a deal with Russia to purchase Russian made S-400 defense system. Furthermore, the country against the will of other NATO members launched offensive in northern Syria. It seems that ...

Sohail Ajmal
Опубликовано:
04.12.2019 12:06:36

Russian Diplomacy with Turkey over Syria

... Recep Erdogan does not share the same gratitude for the YPGs as the U.S. Erdogan believes the YPGs represent an extension of the Kurdish Worker’s Party, more commonly known as the PKK, which he views as a terrorist group. The question remains how will Turkey treat the Syrian Kurds once U.S. forces leave the region? This question presents a dilemma for U.S. policy makers. Although the U.S. has achieved a great victory against IS it does not want to see their close allies, the Kurds, targeted by Turkey ...

Диаз Натан
Опубликовано:
11.06.2019 20:20:06

The American Withdrawal: Winners & Losers

... approximately 1,100 captured ISIS fighters and 2,800 members of the fighter's families. Reduced pressure on ISIS at this crucial moment in the fight, so close to elimination from Syria, could result in a significant rebound in their numbers and capabilities. Turkey Although both the United States and Turkey are NATO allies, relations between the two countries have been prickly. A US withdrawal would likely give Turkey a free hand to pursue an expansionist foreign policy in Syria at the expense of both the ...

Russia Meeting
Опубликовано:
05.03.2019 23:48:19

Do CIA and BND punish Recep T. Erdogan?

... (400 km), the long-range 48N6 (250 km), the medium-range 9M96E2 (120 km) and the short-range 9M96E (40 km). The S-400 has been described, as of 2017, as "one of the best air-defense systems currently made." As soon as S-400 is deployed in Turkey, Ankara is supposed to host Russian military Technicians and advisors in order to materialize its deployment and maintenance. More Russian military advisors mean more leverage of Putin in the decision making of Ankara. Actually, the NATO members ...

Sohail Ajmal
Опубликовано:
02.08.2017 15:17:03

India-Iran ties: The key challenges

... of GCC and Israel It is not just the US policy which India has to contend with it is the alliance between GCC countries and Israel. While Saudi Arabia has remained at loggerheads with Israel, recently both are part of the Anti-Iran alliance. Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia along with its GCC partners countries demanded at the Munich Security Conference, that Tehran is punished for propping up the Syrian government, developing ballistic missiles and funding separatists in Yemen. Saudi Foreign Minister ...

Singh Maini Tridivesh
Опубликовано:
02.05.2017 14:22:56

The (First) Russo-American Cyberwar: How Obama Lost & Putin Won, Ensuring a Trump Victory

... Russia’s desired outcomes being achieved in the US, the UK, Italy, Bulgaria, and Moldova, while seeing trends favorable to its interests significantly increased in places like Germany and Austria. Furthermore, U.S. and NATO “ally” Turkey has taken a decidedly sharp anti-democratic and anti-Western plunge and is clearly cozying up to Russia. 2017 may be even better for the Kremlin, and even worse for what is still referred to as the West. This is the new face of warfare, one ...

Frydenborg Brian
Опубликовано:
17.12.2016 22:44:00

Does Russia still have a “Kurdish card” to play in Syria?

... between Moscow and the Kurds has provided Russia with a “Kurdish card”, that is, the ability to modulate its support to various Kurdish national ambitions throughout the Middle East, depending on what the Kremlin was seeking to obtain from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. The current Syrian crisis is no exception and has promoted the Russian-Kurdish (PYD[1]) partnership, especially during the period of harsh tensions between Russia and Turkey. This partnership has three goals: fighting terrorism,...

Delanoe Igor
Опубликовано:
15.09.2016 10:44:00

Will Erdogan resort to regional nuclear blackmail?

The failed “military coup” in Turkey last month is still replete with discrepancies, insinuations and outright lies. Disinformation and recriminations continue to swirl like an impenetrable black hole, blotting out cogent questions over the innumerable bloopers in this poorly-scripted ...

Maavak Mathew
Опубликовано:
02.08.2016 15:11:00

NATO Black Sea Flotilla. A reef in the Turkish Straits

... Rotational Force which is dispatched at the Mihail Kogălniceanu airbase, and provides the US with a naval support facility in Deveselu. This NATO flotilla would primarily rely on NATO Black Sea members naval capabilities (i.e. Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey), but would not be restricted to them, with prospects to join already offered to Ukraine and Georgia, while some Western navies would be contributing as well (in particular the US, Italian and German).[1] Taking into account that all Black Sea ...

Delanoe Igor
Опубликовано:
27.04.2016 12:26:00

Western Democracy Is on Trial, More than Any Time Since WWII

... okay with the erosion of democratic values and a deeply undemocratic military occupation of the West Bank as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict stifles Israel’s left and drives its people further to the right. The assault on democratic norms in Turkey by its government is far worse. Still worse in that region, the Arab Spring has, in general, become a massive tragedy. Archive Additionally, democracy by no means appears stable or secure overall in either Sub-Saharan Africa or in Latin America....

Frydenborg Brian
Опубликовано:
17.04.2016 14:28:00

 

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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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