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New page in Turkey-UAE ties: Why now?

The economy, stability and security issues have spurred the ongoing Turkey-UAE normalization. Source: Daily Sabah Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed’s (MBZ) recent visit to Ankara came ... ... (UAE). For years, the two have held different positions on several regional and international developments including the 2013 Egypt events, the Libya crisis and the tensions in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean. Both sides, however, are aware ...


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

... obtain a better understanding of everything. Andrew Korybko: The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot” Russian 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 prevents either side from becoming dominant, with Russia playing the kingmaker role if possible (perhaps through a mix of creative diplomacy, energy partnerships ...


The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”

... determined, shaped most powerfully by the ultimate outcome of the Libyan civil war. It is possible that the country remains de facto internally partitioned between Haftar’s East and Tripoli’s West, thus dividing it into spheres of influence between Turkey on one side and Egypt, the UAE, France, and perhaps also Russia on the other. Moscow’s most immediate goal is to improve its international soft power standing by remaining a balanced player in this situation, though with an eye on obtaining economic dividends with ...


Erdogan punches above his weight

... which put Ankara at diplomatic, political and economic standoff with New Delhi. Erdogan’s support to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt ramified Ankara from Cairo, which minimizes Turkish entree to Suez-Canal. Accordingly, Erdogan has drawn a political, military ... ... eventuate a conclusion that Erdogan punches above his weight. Erdogan’s monetary policy and populistic dogma cannot handle Turkey’s grimy economic situation and inflation, relatively a profound strategic shift in policy within internal and external ...


The Energy Sector, Competition and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

... a “bloc-based” approach to developing the fields and transporting gas; there are long- standing conflicts (the Cyprus question, the Palestinian question); there are no diplomatic contacts between individual regional actors (for instance, between Turkey and Egypt, between Turkey and Syria); all these factors exacerbate mistrust and undermine regional security. The Eastern Mediterranean states are committed to resolving economic interaction issues through dialogue provided there are one or more independent ...


The Deepening Crisis in Turkey-Egypt Relations

... big war is not beneficial to anyone; therefore, most likely, the parties will continue to confront each other with non-military methods. Table 1. Source: Egypt Turkey Soldiers (thousands) 440 355 Tanks (thousands) 2,16 3,2 Armored vehicles (thousands) 5,735 9,5 Aviation, including: 1 092 1 067 Fighters 211 207 Stormtroopers 340 207 Attack helicopters 46 94 Warships, including: 320 194 Aircraft carriers 2 Corvettes ...


Russia’s Game on the Libyan Field: From Gaddafi to Haftar

... Declaration” have forced it to switch to a policy of direct threats against Ankara and Tripoli. Nevertheless, we should take into account the fact that the only thing holding up the frontlines in Sirte and Jufra is the mutual understanding between Russia and Turkey, and not the ultimatums made by Egypt after the GNA had suspended its offensive. Consequently, no matter what moves Cairo makes from here on in, Russia and Turkey are most likely to hold the keys to resolving the Libyan problem, and their efforts will apparently result in freezing the ...


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

... is also hoping that the Covid crisis, a possible overstretch of the Egytian military in Libya and riots in Egypt might destabilize General Al Sissi´s rule and let them seuize power in the aftermath. Then Erdogan´s neo-Ottoman empire would include Turkey, Libya, Egypt, Jordan and Erdogan would try to expand it to Syria, Tunesia, Algeria (maybe with support oft he FIS) ,the MENA region and the Greater Middle East as the next step. Therefore Al-Sissi will face a rough ride in the future. Ralf Ostner


The War in Libya: Is the Defeat of Khalifa Haftar Complete

... impedes the fight against the virus. Solving the problems caused by the epidemic seems less important to the top military-political circles of the warring parties than a war with each other. All this can contribute to the spread of coronavirus infection. Egypt and Turkey, perhaps the main players on the Libyan chessboard, are not interested in further escalating the conflict. In July 2020, Ethiopia plans to begin filling the reservoir of the Hidase hydropower plant, regardless of whether Cairo, Khartoum and Addis ...


Turkey’s Role in the Libyan Conflict

... Turkish leadership in Libya protects not only the pro-Turkish GNA, but also its interests in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Anna Manafova: Is the Eastern Mediterranean a New Competitor for Russia on the European Gas Markets? So Why Does Egypt Support Khalifa Haftar? In Libya, Turkey is confronted with the interests of its foreign policy opponents; in particular, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Arab Republic of Egypt (ARE). The latter is the main ally of General Khalifa Haftar. Cairo supports the LNA, because members ...


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