Search: Turkey,Balkans (6 materials)

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

... over Nagorno-Karabakh. Ruslan Mamedov, Olga Pylova: On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region Similarly, the Transnistrian Settlement Process, and the development of Moldova as a whole, are inextricably linked to Romania and Ukraine. Turkey is a strategic ally of Azerbaijan and the primary geopolitical opponent of Armenia. Meanwhile, Russia is looking for ways to build up its positions in the Balkans. The self-determination of the former Serbian Autonomous Province of Kosovo is of vital importance to the Black Sea Region as a whole. Some see it as an example of “humanitarian intervention” and so-called “remedial secession” to prevent ...


Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

... beneficiaries participate in such projects, we may say that the region’s gas supplies are diversified. The absence of a dominant gas supplier indeed stabilizes the situation in Southeast Europe. Another critical factor is the increasing role that Turkey is playing in the Balkans. Ankara has significantly bolstered its regional standing, stepping up cooperation in several areas at once, including its interaction with Serbia, which is carried out directly between the two heads of state via the High-Level Cooperation Council ...


Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... challenges that are shattering the region. Brussels simply has neither resources, nor desire to do it. RIAC Longread “Russia in the Balkans”: Interests of the Leading Actors, Russia’s Presence in Southeast Europe and Russia’s New Strategy The United States ... ... their influence on the pan-European processes as well as strengthen their positions in the global confrontation. Russia, China, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, which are accumulating more and more influence in the region, taken separately, are not so powerful....


Russia in the Balkans

... the Balkans means a loss of standing in southeast Europe, which will limit room for action in the Mediterranean. That will result in the European Union and NATO exerting even greater pressure on the Transcaucasian states and Belarus. The loss of the Balkans will narrow Russia's room for manoeuvre in its relations with Turkey, a country that is bolstering its standing in Southeast Europe. Russia's position in its talks with China will weaken; for China, the Balkans is the final point in the New Silk Road and a region that is nearly unknown from the point of view of ...


RIAC at the Meeting with the Heads of Diplomatic Missions from some Balkan, Arabic, and other Countries in the Embassy of Turkey in Moscow

... General, and Sergey Markov, public figure and political scientist, took part in the meeting. Hüseyin Diriöz, the Ambassador of Turkey to Russia, moderated the meeting. On March 23, 2018, the Residence of the Turkish Ambassador to Russia hosted an unofficial ... ... and other countries. The following issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: pending issues of the situation in the Balkans, in the Middle East, and in the Turkic world in the context of general complication of the international situation and ...


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

... Qatar (and Qatari individuals) of supporting the Moslem Brotherhood and Hamas, among other “terrorist” groups, including the Islamic State — in addition to accusing Qatar of working closely with Iran. Saudi Arabia’s 13 demands on Qatar — with Turkey backing up Qatar — appear eerily reminiscent of Austro-Hungarian demands on Serbia in July 1914 not to support terrorist groups such as the Black Hand of that epoch. Could conflicts in the wider Middle East ,’ much like conflicts in the Balkans prior to World War I, similarly draw in regional and major powers — and then spark a global war? 10 Political Economic Concerns Vitaly Naumkin: Qatar Сrisis: What’s Next? Now that Washington has tightened sanctions against Moscow in June ...


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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  
     21 (19%)
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