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Ukrainian Crisis, Turkey and Eurasia: Who Wins?

... among allies. However, this is unlikely to reduce the appetites of the business. At the same time, Turkey has demonstrated flexibility in financial relations with Moscow. The key conditions for successful trading in the new conditions have been created. Turkey accepts Mir cards (Russia’s version of Visa or MasterCard). Most likely, bilateral financial transactions and trade will not be a problem. At the same time, Ankara is trying to play a mediating role in resolving the conflict. So far, these efforts have not been successful....


Threading the Needle: Turkey’s East-West Balancing Act

... Ukraine. Despite the arms shipments to Ukraine, Turkey still positions itself as an independent foreign policy actor in this situation. Turkey has separated itself from other NATO members as the only member state that has not placed economic sanctions on Russia. Turkey also is not providing military aid to Ukraine, hence their clarification that the drone shipments are sales, not aid. Moreover, Turkey has an ongoing high-level dialogue with Russia on issues such as the evacuation of cities and has expressed its ...


Neck and Neck: Ankara and Moscow in the New ‘Race for Africa’

... activities in Northern and Saharan Africa and a shared Muslim identity with modern African states, such as Mali, Somalia, and Libya. The former political, economic, and diplomatic ties cover much of the same bases as Russia’s activities across Africa. Like Russia, Turkey employs strategic partnership agreements – for example, with the GNA in Libya and the authorities in Somalia . However, Turkey has also achieved sizeable public opinion successes in Africa as it expands its development aid presence in Africa....


It is unlikely that President Erdoğan can play the role of an efficient mediator between Russia and Ukraine

... as in Syria, Libya, and the South Caucasus. The change in Russia’s priorities opens ways for strengthening Turkey’s positions in these crises and for changing the local balances of power. Second, in the context of a sharp confrontation between Russia and the West, the latter needs Turkey on its side more than even before. Therefore, the Ukraine conflict strengthens Turkey’s bargaining positions in dealing with the US, with NATO, and arguably even with the EU. At the same time, it is unlikely that President Erdoğan can play ...


Russia and Turkey: State and Prospects of Energy Cooperation

... and strategic in recent years. This working paper contains an analysis of the current state and prospects of this cooperation. It examines in detail the role and place of traditional and renewable energy sources in the energy policy of the Republic of Turkey. Russia and Turkey: State and Prospects of Energy Cooperation , 1.1 Mb


Peacekeeping in Nagorno-Karabakh: Perceptions and Impacts on Russia’s Bilateral Relations

... the United States, we can identify contradictions in the reactions and stances to the deployment. Looking at Turkey, we can see how Russian forces in Karabakh adds to the regional dynamic of Russo-Turkish cooperation and competition. In this conflict, Russia and Turkey find themselves with confrontational interests as Turkey openly backs Azerbaijan both diplomatically and militarily. Many have paid special attention to the role of this support, citing Turkish supplied equipment as a key determinant in the outcome ...


From St. Petersburg to Syunik: Reinvigorating the Russian–Armenian Security Alliance

... era” course and neglect its vital national security interests in Nagorno-Karabakh and Syunik, it will not only risk transforming Armenia into a Turkish client state, as this will also threaten to end Russia’s presence in Transcaucasia, creating a new Turkey-NATO threat on Russia’s southern frontiers. Currently, NATO stands a mere 135 kilometers (84 miles) from Peter the Great’s “window to Europe,” St. Petersburg . With an active support of the ambitious Ankara, it could soon follow this act by reaching within ...


The East-Med Pipeline and the European-Turkish Relations

... towards supplying its natural gas demands via different exporters such as Iran and Qatar in which Turkey will still play a vital role in this equation as a transit hub.4 Iran and Qatar have the largest natural gas resources combined in the absence of the Russian Federation’s natural gas supply in which privileges Turkey to exploit these power dynamics as the EU will eventually be required to increase its imports from the Persian Gulf. Thus, as a mediator state and a transit hub, the maintenance of normal economic, security, and diplomatic ties with Turkey is a ...


Round Table of RIAC and MIRNaS “Views of Russia and Turkey on the Current Situation in Central Asia”

On March 1, 2022, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with the International Institute for the Development of Scientific Cooperation (MIRNaS), will organize the round table “Views of Russia and Turkey on the Current Situation in Central Asia” On March 1, 2022, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with the International Institute for the Development of Scientific Cooperation (MIRNaS), will organize the round table “Views ...


RIAC and RUSI Discussed Turkey's Foreign Policy and Regional Security Issues

... of Russia and UK in the Middle East and North Africa, and to search for convergence of positions on key issues of the regional agenda. Within the framework of the workshop two sessions were held. The first session was devoted to the foreign policy of Turkey. The second one was dedicated to the views of Russia and the UK on regional security issues. Leading Russian and British experts took part at the meeting.


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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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