Search: Russia,Ukraine,Turkey (14 materials)


Ukrainian Crisis, Turkey and Eurasia: Who Wins?

... solidarity with NATO allies. In relations with the United States and other allies, the country’s position has strengthened. Before the start of the operation, an uncomfortable light had been cast on Turkey by a number of difficult moments. There were Russian arms purchases, and related US sanctions, and tensions with the EU over exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean, and a wary attitude towards Turkey’s role in Syria and Libya, and human rights claims. Against the backdrop of the events in Ukraine, all these concerns faded. Apparently, Ankara is actively supplying Ukraine with weapons, including Bayraktar UAVs. Their role can hardly be called as prominent as in the Karabakh conflict, but for the Turkish military-industrial complex, the ...


Recep Erdogan in a Russian Minefield

... partners and friends in the Eastern Mediterranean. The "Greek issue," compounded by Turkey's activity in Libya (which makes Moscow uneasy), could trigger a new crisis in RussiaTurkey relations. Expansion of military-technical cooperation with Ukraine . Russia and Turkey have always had fundamentally different views on Ukraine and Crimea, especially since the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014. One way or another, Moscow has had to come to terms with the fact that Ankara does not recognize Crimea as a part ...


Neutrality for the Black Sea Region Countries: Abstraction, Unattainable Goal or Effective Model?

... the fact that the region’s borders are not clearly fixed. Generally speaking, when discussing the situation in the region, politicians and experts tend to refer not only to the six countries that have a coastline on the Black Sea (Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine) but also to neighbouring states. It is, thus, no coincidence that the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) founded 28 years ago (if we consider the Bosphorus Statement its constituent declaration) includes Albania, Armenia,...


On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region

... to perform training missions. Certainly, these events have a special significance for their participants, who exchange information and expand cooperation. The Blackseafor was established for this purpose in 2001 and had Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Georgia participate. Today, we can hardly say that the states of the Black Sea region have a complete understanding on security matters: joint exercises with the participation of all states have not been held since 2014. The Blackseafor ...


The “Russian Card” in the International Game

The best way to knock the “Russian card” out of the hands of political profiteers is to implement a well-balanced, long-term and consistent strategy of ... ... 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 ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... Russian annexation of Crimea and issues surrounding the Black Sea and eastern Ukraine can eventually be addressed? Could the U.S. and EU, as well as Ukraine, likewise participate in the creation of a new Caucasus peace and development community? Can Turkey assist the Europeans, Ukraine and Russia to find a way to cooperate over pipelines and energy disputes? Or what can be done to unleash the tremendous economic potential of the Black Sea region? Could peacekeeping forces be deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh, for example, where tensions appear ...


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

The story of how Russia won the (First) Russo-American Cyberwar because American President Barack Obama ... ... and Assad are, with impunity, threatening whole parts of Aleppo with mass slaughter); Ukraine also saw Russian escalation. Kerry’s talks failed because the Russians... ... 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...


A look at international relations from a Russian viewpoint

... the US and allow large military bases on their territory, much like Japan and South Korea. Playing on fears and nerves Moreover, Erdogan is not a very predictable politician and his current mood is not a sturdy foundation for long-term relations with Russia. The interests of Turkey conflict with those of the Kremlin on a variety of issues: the Middle East, the Caucasus, Ukraine, and central Asia. In the long run, these differences outweigh the momentary relief that the deterioration of relations between Turkey and Nato brings. Another important point to consider is that Turkey is gradually moving toward Islamism. Is ...


Recent International Processes’ effects on the Socio-Political Situation in Ukraine

... strengthening its positions in Central Europe, NATO could redouble its efforts to limit communication with the Kaliningrad Region and create a military and political axis on the basis of the so-called Baltic–Black Sea region, thus further isolating Russia. Political Events in Turkey: Significance for Ukraine and the Peace Proces Turkey has become a key international “newsmaker” in recent weeks, a fact that has not escaped the attention of Ukrainian experts. In an analytical article entitled “How Long will the Friendship between ...


Russia and Turkey: More Than a Rapprochement?

... held against the background of both Ankara and Moscow having turbulent relations with Brussels and Washington. The Kremlin’s foreign policy goes against Western interests in Ukraine and the Black Sea. The result is ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and economic sanctions against Russia. Turkey, on the other hand, is close to being isolated from international affairs. Turkey has historically been NATO’s ally. Still, Washington is supporting the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, which is considered in Ankara as a branch of the ...


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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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