Search: Central Asia,Turkey (6 materials)

The Turkey-Russia Relationship: Why “Compartmentalization” and Not Conflict?

... most powerful regional influence. However, the continued presence of Turkish troops in Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh and the potential for greater conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has the potential to escalate confrontation between Russia and Turkey. Central Asia and Ukraine Central Asia is another theatre of Russian-Turkish competition and has been so since the fall of the Soviet Union. Turkey was the first nation to recognize the independence of Central Asian states that broke away from the USSR,...


Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”: Opportunities & Narrative Engagement

... the article series elaborated on the geostrategic situation in North Africa, the Levant, the Gulf, the South Caucasus, Iran, Central Asia, and South Asia, while the present piece is more focused on Russia’s opportunities in these regions and narrative ... ... Interests North Africa: Becoming the Libyan Power Broker In North Africa, Libya is the scene of intense competition between Turkey on the one hand and Russia, Egypt, the UAE, and France on the other. Russia must therefore seek a compromise solution that ...


The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”

... member in order to ensure that their leaderships do not ever flirt with anti-Russian policies. That worst-case scenario would probably become possible only if the Russian-Turkish ties deteriorated against the context of the growing Turkish influence in Central Asia, which is why Turkey—again—is such a latent challenge for Russia.


The Turkish Konrul: How Ankara Uses the Turkic Council to Re-Engage in Central Asia

... version of Islam that nevertheless shares the same religious beliefs. Opportunities and challenges of the Turkic Council Although it has ambitions, the Council remains a complementary alliance and cannot substitute for security organizations (NATO for Turkey and the CSTO for the Central Asian states). Moreover, while it strengthens economic partnerships, China remains the main actor in Central Asia, and it is not possible for the Council to become an alternative to establishing commercial ties with Beijing. The same is true for ...


Russia and Turkey in Central Asia: Partnership or Rivalry?

... acquires a particular significance for Turkey amidst these new challenges. The underlying activity of SCO in combating “three evil forces,” namely terrorism, separatism, and extremism, can lay the foundation for cooperation between Russia and Turkey in Central Asia. Areas of cooperation Mustafa Kaya / picture alliance / VOSTOCK Photo Igor Ivanov: Russia, Turkey and the Vision of Greater Europe Started by Russia together with Belarus and Kazakhstan, projects to deepen economic integration within the ...


Euro League: EU vs Russia

... for the huge issues that will be incurred by the union. On the other hand, if Moscow's Central Asian populace will flock to the EU instead and free up some of the traffic problems and high apartmental prices, I may reconsider my stance. Is Turkey On The Table? Still, participation of Central Asian states in the EU may not be as radical as Turkey’s, which Umland sees bearing fruits after original attempts all the way back to the 1960s. He does anticipate that such membership will result in huge changes in the EU’s structure,...


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