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Tensions between Russia and Turkey in Syria; effort for peace or Total War

Syrian troops have launched major attacks to clear Idlib province. The attacks targeted more than 30 Turkish troops, two Syrian ... ... Fatemiyoun and Hezbollah forces were also killed In the Turkish UAV attacks. In the meantime, the reasons for this tension and Russia-Turkey-Iran competition in Syria should be examined. Although Russia and Turkey negotiated three rounds, they still failed to ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... their goals with international support. Many demonstrations will be fuelled in other Middle Eastern states starting from Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Algeria, and some Gulf nations. As pro-Iran forces control Iraq and Lebanon... ... domestic politics; the influence of regional power struggles on unresolved conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Libya. In many ways, these dynamics are interconnected and feed into one another. However, evidence of increased contact with Russia by countries like Egypt and Jordan should be taken in the context of the US disengagement...


Deepening Russia-Turkey Relations

... for Strategic Research (SAM) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. SAM publishes academic journal “Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs”... ... initially published in a special issue of PERCEPTIONS . The paper presents the views of Russian and Turkish experts in the field of International Relations on the relationship... ... analysis of bilateral economic ties between the two countries, strategic challenges in the Middle East, regional issues related to the Black Sea and the Caucasus and the development...


The American Withdrawal: Winners & Losers

"We have defeated ISIS* in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.... ... degree from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. Meeting Russia 2018 Alumnus.Photo: (DVIDSHUB)The Winners: ISIS*First ... ... result in a significant rebound in their numbers and capabilities. Turkey Although both the United States and Turkey are NATO allies,... ... men had significant diplomatic and military experience in the Middle East. Their departure will certainly hinder American foreign ...


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

... Ankara. This topic is not only extremely relevant (and will remain so for years to come), but it is also quite voluminous and 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 on the situation in the region. However, a certain degree of political involvement in the affairs of the Middle East and the development of other areas of bilateral cooperation allowed them to avoid overt conflict. The growing ...


Power Struggle beyond the Borders: Turkey-Syria Relations and Reconstruction of Syria

Reconstruction project in Syria is very favorable for Turkey taken its current economic situation In recent decades, the Middle East has become a playground of the great powers and their supported legal-illegal groups. As most of the Middle-Eastern ... ... hand, it is necessary to mention the impact of the allies of both states in this context as either catalyst or anticatalyst Russia and Iran play decisive role in balancing Turkish and Syrian governments and fighting collectively against such common enemies ...


Double Edged Sword: Idlib

The opportunities for Turkey and Russia in Syria Turkey and Russia have had intense negotiations about the fate of Idlib and the de-escalation zone. Turkish authorities ... ... means higher costs for Syria’s reconstruction as Turkey has a strategic geographic position and is the biggest economy in the Middle East. Turkey is Syria’s largest economic partner of Syria, more so than China. China and Turkey account for half of ...


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 ... ... 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 ... ... Poland and Romania, as well as in Japan, South Korea, and the Middle East. How might the 2013 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ...


Russia’s Syria Campaign: Measuring Costs and Benefits

... long been buyers of the U.S. and Chinese military aircraft, expressed its interests in purchasing Sukhoi fighter and bomber jets. This can potentially expand Russia’s share of the arms market and increase the revenue. Volkan Özdemir: Russia and Turkey: More Than a Rapprochement? Russia has set up its first and only permanent military base in the Middle East which now guarantees its military presence in the region. Hmeymim base is located in the eastern Mediterranean cost of Syria near the city of Latakia. While the U.S., UK, France and Turkey already do have their military bases in the region it puts Russia on par with them in terms of the power presence. Russia’s Defense Ministry regularly released reports with video ...


Does Russia still have a “Kurdish card” to play in Syria?

Longstanding relations between Moscow and the Kurds has provided Russia with a “Kurdish card”, that is, the ability to modulate its support to various Kurdish national ambitions throughout the Middle East, depending on what the Kremlin was seeking to obtain from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. The current Syrian crisis is no exception and has promoted the Russian-Kurdish (PYD[1]) partnership, especially ...


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