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Ukrainian Crisis, Turkey and Eurasia: Who Wins?

... operation, an uncomfortable light had been cast on Turkey by a number of difficult moments. There were Russian arms purchases, and related US sanctions, and tensions with the EU over exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean, and a wary attitude towards Turkey’s role in Syria and Libya, and human rights claims. Against the backdrop of the events in Ukraine, all these concerns faded. Apparently, Ankara is actively supplying Ukraine with weapons, including Bayraktar UAVs. Their role can hardly be called as prominent as in the Karabakh conflict, but for the Turkish military-industrial complex, the ...


Turkey in the Black Sea Region: Risks for Russia?

... Kiev may develop, Erdogan will not forget about the “intermediary” role between Ukraine and Russia On February 3, 2022, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan made an official visit to Ukraine, during which he managed to put his signature to a TurkeyUkraine free trade agreement following more than ten years of negotiations on the provisions of the document. But this was not the only achievement of the President’s visit: Ankara and Kiev also signed a framework document on the construction of a ...


Recep Erdogan in a Russian Minefield

... partners and friends in the Eastern Mediterranean. The "Greek issue," compounded by Turkey's activity in Libya (which makes Moscow uneasy), could trigger a new crisis in Russia–Turkey relations. Expansion of military-technical cooperation with Ukraine . Russia and Turkey have always had fundamentally different views on Ukraine and Crimea, especially since the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014. One way or another, Moscow has had to come to terms with the fact that Ankara does not recognize Crimea as a part ...


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

... Azerbaijan 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 ...


On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region

... perform training missions. Certainly, these events have a special significance for their participants, who exchange information and expand cooperation. The Blackseafor was established for this purpose in 2001 and had Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Georgia participate. Today, we can hardly say that the states of the Black Sea region have a complete understanding on security matters: joint exercises with the participation of all states have not been held since 2014. The Blackseafor ...


The “Russian Card” in the International Game

... they do come to power, they become less interested in the matter or use it as a trump card in their bargaining with Brussels on other issues that are of greater importance for them. In Ankara, the “Russian card” emerges from the sleeve each time Turkey has a problem with the United States and its other NATO allies. A possible strategic partnership with Moscow is put forward as a possible alternative to Turkey’s Atlantic orientation. However, there are no reasons to expect Ankara to make a strategic ...


The aggravation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has a pernicious effect on international stability

Andrei Kortunov about the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, end of the war in Ukraine, the nuclear deal with Iran, and Turkey's heated relations with the West. The Director General of the Russian Council on International Affairs, Andrei Kortunov, in an interview to Vestnik Kavkaza spoke about the key issues of the international agenda that will be discussed at the forthcoming ...


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

... Russian annexation of Crimea and issues surrounding the Black Sea and eastern Ukraine can eventually be addressed? Could the U.S. and EU, as well as Ukraine, likewise participate in the creation of a new Caucasus peace and development community? Can Turkey assist the Europeans, Ukraine and Russia to find a way to cooperate over pipelines and energy disputes? Or what can be done to unleash the tremendous economic potential of the Black Sea region? Could peacekeeping forces be deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh, for example, where ...


The (First) Russo-American Cyberwar: How Obama Lost & Putin Won, Ensuring a Trump Victory

... itself. This is part of a larger Russian war against the West that is becoming increasingly brazen: until this year, Syria and Ukraine were the most glaring centerpieces in Russia’s disinformation campaigns; then, Russian disinformation caused a faux ... ... favorable to its interests significantly increased in places like Germany and Austria. Furthermore, U.S. and NATO “ally” Turkey has taken a decidedly sharp anti-democratic and anti-Western plunge and is clearly cozying up to Russia. 2017 may be ...


A look at international relations from a Russian viewpoint

... military bases on their territory, much like Japan and South Korea. Playing on fears and nerves Moreover, Erdogan is not a very predictable politician and his current mood is not a sturdy foundation for long-term relations with Russia. The interests of Turkey conflict with those of the Kremlin on a variety of issues: the Middle East, the Caucasus, Ukraine, and central Asia. In the long run, these differences outweigh the momentary relief that the deterioration of relations between Turkey and Nato brings. Another important point to consider is that Turkey is gradually moving toward Islamism. Is ...


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