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

... Challenges and NATO , Brussels, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2012, p. 2. 10. Nur Bilge Criss, “Strategic Nuclear Missiles in Turkey: The Jupiter Affair, 1959-1963,” Journal of Strategic Studies , Vol. 20, No. 3 (1997), p. 97. 11. Ian Kearns, Turkey, NATO and Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons in Europe , London, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, 2013, p. 3. 12. Mustafa Kibaroğlu, “Reassessing the Role of U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Turkey”, Arms Control Today , at ...


Buying Russian Missile Systems Would Be a Political Breakthrough for Turkey

... vehicles, even tanks to a NATO member state, but you will never sell aircraft, warships, air defense systems, because this is not military-technical cooperation, not commerce – this is politics.” Therefore, if Russia succeeds to supply the S-400s to Turkey, it will be a fundamental political breakthrough. The Americans will do everything to prevent this. The point is that the integration of the Russian systems into NATO’s air defense is technically feasible, but very difficult organizationally, because it is necessary to combine software and allow the Russian systems to penetrate the heart of NATO’s unified air defense system (and this is not only software, ...


Russia–Turkey Relations Need a Stronger Foundation

... of cooperation and competition (hopefully, not direct confrontation) will be blended by politicians into a single sweet and sour cocktail and offered to the Russian and Turkish public. We will continue to live with numerous paradoxes. For instance, Turkey is a NATO member, but it plans to purchase the most advanced Russian air defense systems (S-400). The two countries actively cooperate on the ground in Syria, but they have very different attitudes to the current Syrian leadership in Damascus. Russians and ...


Highly Unlikely: Why Erdogan’s Idea to Jointly Produce Missile Systems with Russia is Stillborn

... precedent when the Chinese won the tender to provide Turkey with anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems. Then the US pressed, and the Turks cancelled the tender’s results. There is an issue with the S-400 now. Despite some of Erdogan’s peculiarities, Turkey is a NATO member state, and the country is not going to quit the alliance. We have to wait and see, but I cannot rule it out that the deal could be annulled at the last moment”, the expert said. Considering all the circumstances, he is very skeptical about ...


Prospects for Russia-NATO Relations Discussed at the Greater Europe Working Group Meeting

On June 18–19, 2018, London hosted a Greater Europe project working group meeting on the current state and prospects of relations between Russia and NATO ahead of the forthcoming summit of the North Atlantic Alliance in Brussels on July 11–12. On June 18–19, 2018, London hosted a Greater Europe project working group meeting on the current state and prospects of relations between Russia and NATO ...


Turkey and the Containment of Iran in the Middle East

... challenged American interests in the Middle East. However, the U.S. has also been clear that it would not seek direct confrontation with Tehran, relying instead on cooperation with other regional players. This renders it imperative to assess what role Turkey, a major NATO ally, is going to occupy in the future with regards to U.S. plans to limit Iranian expansion in the Middle East. Yulia Sveshnikova, Hamidreza Azizi: War of Interests for Peace in Syria Washington's concerns over rising Iranian influence following ...


Turkey–USA Relations in a Tailspin: To Be Continued

.... Let us not forget that the former Ministry of National Defence of Turkey Fikri Isik said in March 2017 that the S-400 is incompatible with NATO’s weapons . The “friend or foe” identification radar systems would not be interoperable with the NATO systems that Turkey has at present. Moreover, according to Russian reports, Moscow will not allow Ankara to get inside the S-400s, for which purpose it will make provisions to protect their “entrails.” We should also keep in mind the fact that Russia’s closest ...


Turkey and Germany: Souring Relations between Strategic Allies

... strategic facility for any country. One that hosts foreign troops is doubly so. Incirlik Air Base is historically a key element of Turkey’s relations with its NATO partners, first of all the USA and the EU. It should be noted that Incirlik is not a NATO facility. Owned by Turkey, it may be used by foreign troops under a number of agreements and pursuant to issue of special government directives. Incirlik has mainly been used as a base for US Air Force troops because of its convenient location and the logistics opportunities ...


Do CIA and BND punish Recep T. Erdogan?

... Pan-Orthodox strategy in general and in particular in relation to Balkan caused concerns among policy makers in Washington and Berlin. According to the sources, Putin wants to establish satellite states in Balkan and use them as Trojan horses to counter NATO’s Russia-Ward Strategy, therefore the deep states smacks the dream of regime change in Moscow. The deep states, went subterranean summoned its Israeli counterparts to put in order a counter-balance for Turkey. According to the recent report of the Army of Defense for Israel (IDF), Tel Aviv will launch a joint military maneuver with Greece and Cyprus on the Troodos Mountains of Cyprus. Units of Israeli air force, Hagana, Mossad, Israeli marine and Shayetet ...


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

... Ukraine. In the struggle against violent extremism, the U.S., Europeans and Russia generally agree on the need to control the Islamic State. However, there has been a significant lack of coordination that has been further antagonizing relations. First, NATO-member Turkey shot down a Russian aircraft in November 2015 — an action that tested the NATO-Russia relationship, even if Turkey and Russia eventually came to terms in the aftermath. Then, in early April 2017, the U.S. fired 59 cruise missiles at Syrian airbase ...


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