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

... the global conjuncture and previous trends Transformational processes in the Arab world in the beginning of the 2010s led Russia and Turkey to an understanding of the need to form new foreign policy approaches towards the Middle East. This article seeks to identify ... ... ambitious. For this reason, the authors propose focusing on the following four main issues: terrorism, nuclear weapons, the Syrian crisis and the security architecture in the Middle East. At the beginning of 2010, Russia and Turkey had different views ...


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

... the U.S. military downed a Syrian aircraft that was purportedly threatening U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Force militias, which Washington says were fighting the Islamic State. For its part, Damascus claims that its fighter jet was likewise attacking Islamic State forces 8 . Can the U.S. and Europeans find ways to better coordinate their strategy with Russia, Syria and Iran — and seek out a rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran? Can Turkey and other states help mediate the Syrian conflict while ultimately bringing the Syrians, Iranians and Saudis into a peace accord? How should the U.S., Russia, and Europeans deal with the conflict between Turkey, Syria and the Kurds, and between ...


Russia’s Syria Campaign: Measuring Costs and Benefits

A year ago Russia announced the beginning of its military campaign in Syria which has become the first military operation of the Russian Armed Force in the ... ... downed over the Sinai Peninsula on October 31, 2015 killing all 224 passengers and crew. Islamic State took responsibility for the attack. Many view it as a consequence of the... ... from the Russian borders, however, it is relatively easy for terrorists to go through Turkey into the Caucasus and further to Russia, directly projecting the terrorist threat...


Love-Hate Relationship: the Cooling of RussiaTurkey Relations

The intensification of the conflict in the Middle East, the operation by Russian Aerospace Defence Forces in the Syrian Arab Republic and the diametrically opposed positions of state leaders in relation to the current president Bashar al-Asad ... ... and a trial for the modern system of international relations, and for the future of regional projects and bilateral relations. Turkey, like Russia, has vitally important strategic interests in the Middle East, and any action by Ankara’s partners provokes ...


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