Search: Syria,Turkey,Terrorism,Diplomacy (3 materials)

Western Democracy Is on Trial, More than Any Time Since WWII

... Since then, it has failed to effectively deal with conflict in Libya, Ukraine, and Syria, all within or near its periphery. The situation in Syria has led to refugee and... ... left and drives its people further to the right. The assault on democratic norms in Turkey by its government is far worse. Still worse in that region, the Arab Spring has... ... pressures of EU policy, as racial, ethnic, and religious tension, fears of Islamic terrorism, nativism, and demagogues become ever more commonplace, it is terrifying to...

17.04.2016

Russia Reaping What It Sows in Syria: Putin Puts Russia on Path to Peril & Destabilizing Middle East; Downing Russian Plane by Turkey Latest Result

In the wake of Turkey’s downing of a Russian military jet that violated its airspace and Russia’s ... ... bombings in recent days that have targeted Turkmen—on the border area of Turkey and Syria. Turkey is supporting these Turkmen rebels against Assad that Russia is bombing... ... than those gains would help them: Russia is particularly vulnerable to Sunni extremist terrorism for a number of clear reasons and its moves in Syria, as I have written before...

13.12.2015

In Time, Expect Big Changes in America's Middle East Relationships

... situations like in Egypt, for many years one of the top recipients of U.S. foreign aid, Obama and Americans, as was/is the case in Syria and Iraq, seems to prefer a “don’t do stupid shit” (to quote the president) approach. Obama has—correctly—realized ... ... sector engagement, or investment in specific countries until they settle down. 3.) Things may go downhill with Israel and Turkey. I know what you’re thinking: Turkey is in NATO! And Israel, well, is Israel! Well, with Turkey, President Erdoğan ...

19.01.2015

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