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Would S-400 Deployment in Libya be Acceptable for Russia and US?

... bilateral issues. This amiable relationship has also benefited both sides when interests cross. Meanwhile, according to reports in the international media, the U.S. is seeking, through a draft defense budget in 2021, to purchase Russian S-400 missiles from Turkey. Moscow responded to these reports via Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation spokesperson Maria Vorobyova, who said: "The buyers of our arms, before exporting them, must provide the Russian side the end-user certificate. Therefore,...

09.07.2020

Playing Pick-Up-Sticks in Libya — 2

Is Turkey’s Matrak Worth Playing? In the spring of 2020, the forces of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) succeeded in pushing Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) [ 1 ] back from the country’s capital, seizing control of Tarhuna ...

02.07.2020

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

... cannot find a political solution to the conflict, Libya will remain a country divided into two parts for a very long time On June 15, 2020, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu stated there are no disagreements between Russia and Turkey on the fundamental principles of the Libyan settlement. Moscow and Ankara are continuing negotiations at the technical level to develop a mechanism for establishing a ceasefire and start the process of political settlement of the Libyan conflict....

18.06.2020

Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman Empire in the making-what does the West want?

... Western states think Pakistan could help to find peace in Afghanistan and influence the outcome of a postwar order through Pakistan´s alleged influence on the Taliban. Interesting article in this context: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200131-turkey-pakistan-plan-landmark-deal-for-dual-nationality/ Erdogan is now approaching Pakistan. Dual citizenship, military cooperation and the supply of attack helicopters are being discussed. I am currently working on CENTO, the Middle East NATO that ...

15.06.2020

The Dangers Of Parachute Journalism

A little learning is a dang’rous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring. (Pope)Hot on the heels of an article by a Henry Foy, entitled ‘Russia’s death toll likely to be far above official tally’, published in Nikkei Inc.’s The Financial Times (once known for its balance and seriousness) on 13 May, comes another new Cold War ‘report’ – devoid of analysis – in the same newspaper, entitled – more in the style of a tabloid paper than a serious one – ‘Moscow on the Med: Cyprus and its Russians’...

20.05.2020

Tensions between Russia and Turkey in Syria; effort for peace or Total War

... targeted more than 30 Turkish troops, two Syrian military aircraft. About 19 Syrian soldiers, some Liwa Zainebiyoun, Fatemiyoun and Hezbollah forces were also killed In the Turkish UAV attacks. In the meantime, the reasons for this tension and Russia-Turkey-Iran competition in Syria should be examined. Although Russia and Turkey negotiated three rounds, they still failed to lead to a Cease Fire in Syria. On the one hand, Bashar al-Assad's government is dissatisfied with Turkey's non-compliance with ...

17.03.2020

The Greek Immigrant Crisis: Old Invasions, New Colours

... along with the Jews, from Spain in 1492. The Turkish Ottomans were happy to welcome the Jews to their empire. Since then, Zionists and Turks have had a generally good understanding, whatever Erdogan’s pro-Palestinian rhetoric. For example, Israel and Turkey are both vehemently opposed to Assad. Source: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters Despite Christian Europe being under attack from Moslem Turks, this had not prevented the allegedly Christian crusaders from exploiting a dynastic squabble in Constantinople ...

04.03.2020

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

... 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,...

02.03.2020

Idlib: An Uphill Battle for Turkey

... made up his mind to lock horns with Russia in Syria The killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in air raids in Syria's Idlib province is likely to prove a major blow for President Tayyip Erdogan, who has made up his mind to lock horns with Russia in Syria. Turkey has been pushed towards a frontline war with Northern Syria by its Western allies without knowing the consequences of this unending battle. Ruslan Mamedov: Troubled Partners: What Russia and Turkey are Dividing Up in Syria Four Turkish political ...

02.03.2020

How to kill the truth

... truth? My own interpretation is that, although Britain never wished for a Turkish invasion, Henry Kissinger did, or at the very least, enabled it. Kissinger persuaded Callaghan not to comply with Britain’s Treaty obligations and make life easier for Turkey. If Callaghan had told the truth to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Cyprus, critics of the Turkish invasion would have accused Callaghan of weakness and not daring to act without Washington’s permission. Second, the fact that Callaghan ...

27.02.2020
 

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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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