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The Russian-Turkish Crisis: a Deficit of the Strategic Depth

... collapsed as a house of cards. Still, though the strategic partnership had been mostly imaginary, the losses appeared to be more than real. Today Turkey arguably feels more pain than Russia does. Grounding the Russian aircraft has not helped to protect the Syrian Turkmen population close to the Turkish border; on the contrary, Turkmen opposition groups are more vulnerable now than they were ever before. If the idea was to enforce a no-fly zone over a part of the Syrian territory, it worked the other way ...


Russia's Forbearance in the Turkish Crisis Should Be Applauded — And Reciprocated

... officers on the spot, but the Turkish government has stood by its military's actions. Turkey has so far been inflexible and intransigent. Russia by contrast has acted in a mature and responsible manner. It has reaffirmed its commitment to the war in Syria and announced that it will deploy additional anti-aircraft missiles to the country but has refrained from taking any lethal action. In a region awash in air strikes, arms shipments, and mass terrorism, any forbearance is welcome. It should be a ...


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