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

... Syrian mercenaries to support Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Turkey and Russia have been able to “compartmentalize” instances of conflict and continue to cooperate on many fronts. However, with Turkey seeking to play a greater role in Central Asia and the prospect of escalating conflicts in Ukraine, Libya, Syria, and Nagorno-Karabakh it is difficult to discern whether the two will be able to maintain the status quo. Carter Boone

05.08.2021

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

... Solutions and Practical Steps Iran: Recalibrating Russia’s Balancing Act First and foremost, the strategic dilemma with Iran in Syria must be publicly clarified at the elite and civil society levels. Secondly, Russia has to re-engage Iran more enthusiastically ... ... partner for it, one which can fulfill a very strategic role, but it must also carry tangible economic and political benefits too. Central Asia: Cultivating Regional Elite & Promote Secularism More elite cultivation and media engagement is needed otherwise ...

14.07.2021

The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”

... observation. It must be said that Turkey’s grand strategy plans pose one of the most formidable latent threats to Russian grand strategy interests, but since they were responsibly managed at least for the time being in the South Caucasus and the Levant (Syria), they should at least in theory be manageable elsewhere, like in Central Asia. It is in Russia’s interests to ensure that Azerbaijan does not become a Turkish proxy, though Baku is also fearful of this too. Importantly, it did not support Hamas during the latest war in Palestine, largely staying silent, unlike its ...

24.06.2021

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