Search: Turkey,Vladimir Putin (3 materials)

A look at international relations from a Russian viewpoint

... year, and what decisions will be taken by the Kremlin. From partners to rivals During his first two terms, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that his country is a European nation, characterised by European values and standards. Those statements ... ... to label yesterday’s friends as enemies, or vice versa. The Turkish trap With this background, we can better understand Turkey’s warming relations with Russia. Turkey is not the West. It’s not a member of the EU and will never become ...


Will Erdogan resort to regional nuclear blackmail?

... While inconsistencies regarding the “Gulenist coup plot” continue to pile up, and while the number of Turkish officials arrested or purged entails a whopping 30,000 per week, the West is looking to normalize relations with fellow NATO member Turkey at the earliest opportune moment. This will assuredly happen after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan determines the extent of Russian geopolitical concession, if any, during an Aug 9 meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Everyone is playing a game of waiting, or more specifically, a “game of chicken” which incidentally was a Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) scenario developed during the Cold War. Hardly any mainstream Western writer or ...


Predicting critical events, an institutional challenge.

... a website with close ties to the Israeli defense and intelligence communities, posits that both Bandar and Kochavi made "miscalculations". Bandar had sealed his fate last year during his secret visit outside Moscow with Russian president Vladimir Putin. He bragged that Riyadh controlled Chechen extremists in Russia, and that he would unleash them on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics unless Putin ended his support for the Assad regime in Syria. Haaretz and Al Monitor reported that as far ...


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