Search: Syria,Central Asia,Turkey (3 materials)

The Turkey-Russia Relationship: Why “Compartmentalization” and Not Conflict?

... following reports of Turkey recruiting Syrian mercenaries to support Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Turkey and Russia have been able to “compartmentalize” instances of conflict and continue to cooperate on many fronts. However, with Turkey seeking to play a greater role in Central Asia and the prospect of escalating conflicts in Ukraine, Libya, Syria, and Nagorno-Karabakh it is difficult to discern whether the two will be able to maintain the status quo. Carter Boone


Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”: Opportunities & Narrative Engagement

... compelled to comply. As for trade, Russian companies are already active in the South Caucasus and can expand their businesses into Turkey and Iran with time. Iran: Bolstering the Islamic Republic’s Balancing Act With or without resolving their strategic dilemma in Syria that was earlier explained, the future of the Russian-Iranian relations seems bright, but it mustn’t be overhyped due ... ... vis-a-vis China and realizing that it might take time for China to optimize its overland trade routes to the Islamic Republic via Central Asia and W-CPEC+. Andrey Kortunov: Afghanistan Will Test SCO's Capacity Central Asia: Retaining Strategic Influence Russia ...


The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”

... its support of communist governments there, which is to make no judgment but to point out an observation. It must be said that Turkey’s grand strategy plans pose one of the most formidable latent threats to Russian grand strategy interests, but since they were responsibly managed at least for the time being in the South Caucasus and the Levant (Syria), they should at least in theory be manageable elsewhere, like in Central Asia. It is in Russia’s interests to ensure that Azerbaijan does not become a Turkish proxy, though Baku is also fearful ...


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