Search: Turkey,Middle East (27 materials)


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

... to the developments in the Greater Middle East. The question is whether that is positive or negative. After the US imperial overstretch as a result of the Iraq war, after the strategic overexpansion of the EU and NATO in the east, Russia and Turkey are now expanding in the Greater Middle East, but it remains to be seen whether both will also suffer imperial overstretch, especially since when you look at Erdogan’s ambitious neo-Ottoman dreams. The EU and NATO could first need a breather, which they could use for consolidation ...


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 ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... Abqaiq refinery attack in Aramco. Political instability will continue to hit the Middle East region. While the protests in Iraq and Lebanon will continue to achieve their goals with international support. Many demonstrations will be fuelled in other Middle Eastern states starting from Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Algeria, and some Gulf nations. As pro-Iran forces control Iraq and Lebanon, Tehran is likely to persuade its allies to make some concessions. This will require the efforts of the Iranian Republican Guard Corps to intervene when ordered....


Russia's “Wait and See” Policies and the Libyan Settlement

... various players on the Libyan settlement. Russia's cautious engagement and maintained contacts Andrey Kortunov: The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities Today, the situation in Libya is at an impasse. The Libyan Government of ... ... time at the regional level, the participation of the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt on the side of Haftar, as well as support from Turkey and Qatar for al-Sarraj's GNA, explained the entire dynamic of the conflict. Moreover, within the framework of Haftar’s ...


Deepening Russia-Turkey Relations

... Turkish experts in the field of International Relations on the relationship between the two sides with a focus on key areas for cooperation. The report provides an analysis of bilateral economic ties between the two countries, strategic challenges in the Middle East, regional issues related to the Black Sea and the Caucasus and the development of a Eurasian transport corridor. Deepening Russia-Turkey Relations , 1.7 Mb


Annergret Kramp-Karrenbauer and her revolutionary foreign policy objectives for Germany

... important, than its western allies. It alerts NATO, that it loses one of its key geo-strategic partners, and the absence of Turkey from NATO causes to weaken NATO’s role on the Bosporus. Additionally, Trump’s America another chief member of NATO,... ... of INF treaty without confirmation of the other members of NATO has put the NATO on the brink of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and Europe. It is obvious that NATO can no longer secure the essential security interests of its member states due ...


The Syrian Crisis Is Now Russia’s to Resolve

... for Moscow. The withdrawal of American forces from Syria is said to be a gift to Russia. As the sole power from outside the Middle East with military forces and political influence in Syria, Russia may indeed become the security manager in that country.... ... unpalatable possibility of a direct collision between its allies in Ankara and Damascus. Russia is unlikely to have endorsed Turkey’s invasion, which threatened its system of regional balance. Russia owes its success in Syria so far to its ability ...


The American Withdrawal: Winners & Losers

... in protest of what they see as deeply flawed strategies. Both men had significant diplomatic and military experience in the Middle East. Their departure will certainly hinder American foreign policy interests in the region. Outgoing Secretary of Defense ... ... lose as much as the Syrian Kurds. The US has provided them with a measure of protection from both the Assad regime and from Turkey, who is staunchly opposed to the PYD and their military branch the YPG. Images circulated widely online of US convoys in ...


Russia and Israel: The Middle Eastern Vector of Relations

Working paper 42/2018 The Working paper was prepared by the Russian International Affairs Council as part of the project "Security System in the Middle East". This paper covers the issue of complex relations between Russia and Israel in the Middle East. The author analyzes in detail Russia’s role in the Israel-Syria-Iran triangle. The degree of Iranian presence in Syria, the impact of the ...


Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East

... other hand, respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Turkey remains a permanent and paramount principle for Russia. Unlike the USSR, for which communist ideology was the cornerstone of its foreign policy, contemporary Russia approaches Turkey and the Middle East as a whole from the standpoint of pragmatism and appropriate responses to actual challenges and threats to security, both conventional and nonconventional. International terrorism became one of the most important, non-conventional security ...


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