Search: European Union,Russia,Syria,Turkey (7 materials)

Ian Bond: EU Is Always Open to Dialogue with Russia, but It All Depends on the Terms

... editorial team recently sat down with Ian Bond , Director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform. Bond is an expert in Russia and the former Soviet Union, European foreign policy, as well as Europe/Asia relations and US foreign policy. In this interview,... ... markets and not favor the creation of European champions, let the market decide, who is the champion and who isn’t. Recently, Turkey launched military operations in northern Syria. In your opinion, how does the EU see Turkey’s actions in Syria? I think this will raise a lot of questions for the EU....

30.10.2019

RIAC at Beirut Seminar on Economic Recovery of Syria

... representatives took part in the event organized by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Omran Center for Strategic Studies on the Syrian restoration. On April 24–25, 2019, in Beirut, RIAC representatives took part in the event organized by Konrad Adenauer ... ... the «Euphrates Shield» areas. Alexander Aksenyonok, RIAC Vice President, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia, presented the Russian view on the challenges of economic recovery in Syria. Some ideas were expressed by Ruslan Mamedov,...

26.04.2019

A Scenario in Syria

What might be a “second option” for Russia in Syria? The situation around Russia in Syria is up for debate. No doubt, Russia would like to lead a reconstruction effort in Syria, in harmony with all relevant partners, including the UN, the EU, the USA, China, India, Turkey, Iran, Israel, the Sunni Arab states including the Golf Council Countries (GCC-states), Egypt and Morocco. However, many ...

04.04.2019

It Is Time to Revise RussiaTurkey Relations for a More Stable Future

Interconnectedness of Turkey with Europe and USA may be of good utility for Russian global foreign policy With ongoing debates on Russian-made S-400 deliveries to Turkey, fate of continuing cooperation of Russia, Turkey and Iran in Syria and future of Ankara’s relations with the European Union and NATO, it is high time to make an honest review of Russian-Turkish relations, define weaknesses of bilateral cooperation and try to sketch a framework for a better future. Inspection of historical legacy and nature of current ties may ...

03.04.2019

The Astana Shackles

It is becoming increasingly more difficult for Moscow to retain its position as an honest, if not completely independent, broker On February 14, the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Sochi to discuss Syria and hold separate bilateral meetings. Recently, new developments have emerged that could prove dangerous if each state pursues its own hidden agenda. The three states depend on the Astana format for settling the Syrian issue. By 2019, the Syrian ...

13.02.2019

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

Relations between the U.S. and Russia appear to be almost at the point of no return Relations ... ... include security concerns and disputes revolving around NATO and European Union enlargement, Russian actions in Crimea and eastern ... ... that has been further antagonizing relations. First, NATO-member Turkey shot down a Russian aircraft in November 2015 — an action ... ... Then, in early April 2017, the U.S. fired 59 cruise missiles at Syrian airbase on grounds that the Syrian military had allegedly ...

28.06.2017

Turkey’s price arbitrage with Gazprom over Turkish Stream

Turkish Stream was conceived in 2014 following Russia’s cancellation of South Stream which became a casualty of Russia-Ukrainian ... ... anti-monopoly laws. The original plan for landfall in the EU (Bulgaria) will now occur in Turkey, while the distribution hub for Europe will be located at the border of Turkey... ... does not want to receive anything less than15%. Under the tightened atmosphere of the Syrian military theatre, Turkey threatens to cut off imports should her conditions be...

07.04.2016

Poll conducted

  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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