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NATO’s Cypriot Trick

... Middle East Headquarters from Aden to Cyprus, while the U.S. was taking over from the UK and France in the Middle East. Although, 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 which accepted the existence of the Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs) as part and parcel of any settlement; and so it has remained,...

22.06.2021

Towards Increasingly Complex Multipolarity: Scenario for the Future

... optimize its Afro-Eurasian “balancing” act between West and East, the former comprising the U.S./EU while the latter encompassing China vis-a-vis BRI; India with respect to the possibility of jointly leading a New Non-Aligned Movement ( Neo-NAM ); Turkey insofar as managing their “friendly competition” especially in West Asia, the South Caucasus, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), and perhaps soon in Central Asia as well; and Africa when it comes to scaling up the export of Moscow’s “democratic ...

11.06.2021

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

... on the international arena because it doesn’t have its own army. So, in terms of security, the EU depends on a relatively complicated relation with NATO, given that there are NATO member states which are not members of the European Union, such as Turkey, and EU states that are not NATO members, such as Finland or Cyprus. Moreover, as a coincidence (in which I don’t believe), the states from the Eastern bloc joined NATO first, joining the EU only after. The European Union must apprehend the security-related ...

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 ...

22.05.2021

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

... considerable cultural and military role (e.g., within the Collective Security Treaty Organization) in the region, and the growing economic influence of China. Nevertheless, this apparent bipolar balance is incomplete, as the weight of a third country, Turkey, needs to be taken into consideration when we speak about the future of Central Asia.Source: Wikipedia Although Ankara is not in close geographical proximity to the region or has no nuclear arsenal, and therefore cannot be considered a superpower ...

21.05.2021

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

... this small province could be pivotal to the future of the larger stalemate that has left the United States, Europe, and Russia locked in an unwinnable status quo. Russia has said that it plans to veto an extension of cross-border UN aid delivered from Turkey, authorised under UN Security Council resolution 2533, which is up for renewal in July, potentially depriving the population of a vital lifeline amid desperate conditions. Moscow says that all aid should be channelled from Damascus via three new ...

14.04.2021

Turkey and Russia Remain at Odds as Libya Edges Towards Political Settlement

... NATO intervention against the nation’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi, efforts to ensure stability in Libya have been complicated by a sea of armed factions with deep grudges against one another and often backed by competing international powers. Turkey has thrown its support behind the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, while Russia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have backed the rivalling Libyan National Army (LNA) led by General Khalifa Haftar. Facing regional isolation and ...

31.03.2021

Syria: In the Middle of a Long Cycle

... to design any exit strategy over the five years of its immediate involvement in the Syrian conflict. The degree of Russia’s influence on the Damascus regime is also an open question. Is the dog wagging the tail or is the tail wagging the dog? Could Turkey be the principal beneficiary? Establishing buffer zones in Idlib and in Syria’s northern provinces is Erdogan’s unquestionable achievement. Yet to what degree is Ankara really in control of the situation in Idlib? This continuously festering ...

15.03.2021

Three Ways Working With Russia Can Make the Middle East Safer

... an array of reasons to cooperate. The stakes here are high, because if Russia and the US opt not to work together, and the ticking time bomb that is the modern Middle East explodes, then the shockwave will undoubtedly be felt across the entire world. Turkey One of the main strategic threats that the US and Russia can cooperate to counter is the destabilising and increasingly assertive Turkey. Turkey has been a rogue player in the region for years. On the one hand, it is a fully-fledged NATO member ...

01.02.2021

Talking Turkey With Greece: Turkey and Israel’s Marriage of Convenience

... military, overt and covert. Links between the countries’ external security services, Boss and Mossad, were close. Both countries ignored numerous UN resolutions. The most recent example of the scorned seeking the scorned is, or course, that of Israel and Turkey, who revived a military co-operation agreement in 1996, that goes back to the late Fifties. Again, both states are hardly a paragon of international virtue, supported only consistently by the USA and its strategic acolyte, Britain, but also by ...

21.01.2021
 

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