Search: Russia,Turkey (178 materials)

 

What Does NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan Mean for Regional Actors?

... withdrawal creates significant hurdles for regional stability and a power vacuum in Central Asia. There are several players, both internal and external, who are seeking to fill the void left by the Americans and their allies. Pakistan, India, Iran, Turkey, China and Russia seem poised to play the next “ great game ” in the so-called “ graveyard of empires ”. Some of these states have a vested interest in the stability of Afghanistan to ensure regional security and foster economic interests as well as mitigate ...

26.07.2021

Syria: Rules-Based International Order Creates Humanitarian Rule, Not Law?

... convoys to Idlib across the contact line and in cooperation with the Syrian government. In this regard, it may be helpful to advance discussion on the details of this approach. The difficulty is that neither humanitarian convoys nor the military of Syria, Russia, Turkey or the United States will be protected from provocations by terrorists. Although Turkey has close relations in Idlib with a number of anti-government Syrian groups affiliated with the so-called “Syrian National Army”, these are weak compared ...

26.07.2021

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

... as a result of lackluster efforts in this respect. When it comes to Syria, Russia must begin floating pragmatic compromise solutions to provoke wider discussion about them in order to discover whether they are acceptable for all stakeholders. As for Turkey, Russia did indeed unofficially legitimize its sphere of influence in Syria, but should begin talking more about how destabilizing it is become and how counterproductive Ankara’s unrealistically recalcitrant stance on compromising on President Assad’s ...

14.07.2021

The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”

... Central Asia and South Asia, the first-mentioned region is plagued by the security threats emanating from the war-torn Libya, where a slew of external powers is competing to shape the outcome of its ongoing civil war. First and foremost among them are Turkey, Russia, France, Egypt and the UAE, though the U.S. also plays a naturally important role, even if the country has tended to neglect this conflict over the past few years—despite being responsible for it over a decade ago. The region’s future will ...

24.06.2021

NATO’s Cypriot Trick

... machine, driven by a jingoistic Cold War Britain, a selfish U.S. military-industrial-congressional complex and an atavistic Russia-hating Poland, saw an opportunity to become a world policeman. This helps to explain why, in contrast to Berlin, NATO decided ... ... to some extent under U.S. pressure, Britain was forced to bring Makarios out of exile and begin negotiating with Greece and Turkey to give up its colony, the U.S. opted for a NATO solution. It would not do to have a truly sovereign Cyprus, but only one ...

22.06.2021

Towards Increasingly Complex Multipolarity: Scenario for the Future

... mutual compromises in order to restore the lost trust between them, especially in the economic-financial-tech spheres, in order to ensure that BRI and the AAGC converge rather than compete, heralding the best-case scenario of a “ Renaissance 2.0 ”; Russia and Turkey must sustainably regulate their “friendly competition” through more than just the trust between their present leaders that has been responsible for managing this so far, necessitating some sort of institutionalized framework among them as well ...

11.06.2021

Political Strategies in a Multi-Polar World. Where is European Union in All This Story?

... of conclusions The European Union does not use its capacity to act strategically because its member states are too divided. Can the EU do something about it? The answer is not that simple. The EU needs unity more than ever before. The great powers (Russia and China) or regional powers (Turkey) are trying to dominate the boundaries of the EU and define and pursue their interests in a divided Europe. Without cohesion and solidarity within, this will be the path. The challenge for Europe and the U.S. in the years to come will be to manage ...

24.05.2021

SWP and FPRI International Conference on Relations between Turkey, Russia and the West and What the Stakes are in Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean

... May 20–21, 2021, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in partnership with the American Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) held an international conference on relations between Turkey, Russia and the West and what the stakes are in Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean. On May 20–21, 2021, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in partnership with the American Foreign Policy ...

22.05.2021

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

... as Germany, due to the Turkish diaspora (3-7 million people of Turkish origin currently live in Germany). Differences between the participating states are evident, and while the Central Asian states are interested in membership to avoid dependence on Russia and China, some countries, such as Azerbaijan, are doing so to strengthen the relationship with Turkey and gain more support in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In its turn, Hungary is prospecting alternatives to the European Union. The projects are clustered into six cooperation areas: economy, culture, education, transport, customs and diaspora....

21.05.2021

First Aid: How Russia and the West Can Help Syrians in Idlib

.... Russia will not like that it is an extension at all. But for all sides the benefits should outweigh the downsides. Russia will know that Western actors will respond to failure by unilaterally channelling non-UN legitimised aid into the country via Turkey. Russia will lose the opportunity to slowly move Idlib back into Damascus’s orbit and the country’s de facto partition will be entrenched. This outcome is also likely to lead to increased instability as aid flows decrease, with subsequent tensions ...

14.04.2021
 

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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