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Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

... stepping up their activity in the Balkans in a big way. Russia has also increased its presence in the region, relying to a greater degree on economic and humanitarian cooperation. However, the Balkans remain attractive for other actors as well, with Turkey, China and the Persian Gulf states exhibiting a growing interest in a region. In that respect, it would be useful to explore the influence that external factors have on the situation in the region. At the same time, we can see that internal factors ...


Turkey’s Role in the Libyan Conflict

... level of contractibility demonstrated earlier by other politicians on other painful issues. Of course, the ceasefire in Libya suits Ankara's foreign policy interests, since in a one-on-one battle, the Government of National Accord (GNA), supported by Turkey and recognised by the UN as the legitimate government of Libya, would have difficulty repelling new attacks by the Libyan National Army (LNA) under the General Khalifa Haftar and protecting controlled territory. Due to the intensification of hostilities ...


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

The impeachment process of US President Donald Trump and the US role in the MENA region would determine the future of conflicts in many countries starting from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the future government in Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria, Turkey and Iran “When I thought I had already reached the bottom, they knocked from below.” — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec This quote of the polish aphorist and poet of the 20 th century, Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, serves as a perfect epigraph to this in-depth ...


Open Letter, Book, Video on Reinventing Intelligence -- If USA Refuses to Listen, Could Russia Take the Lead? URL: PERSONAL FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Via: (1) Mr. Matthew Pottinger, Deputy National Security Advisor, copy w/encl (2) Mr. Robert O’Brien, National Security Advisor, copy w/encl (3) Mr. Mick Mulvaney, Chief of Staff, copy w/encl Dear Mr. President, My prayers are with you as you navigate the complications of the Soleimani assassination. I am delighted that the Iranians are now on record to the effect that...


Russia's “Wait and See” Policies and the Libyan Settlement

... though the regional level largely remains determinant, over the last months global players also got involved. For a long time at the regional level, the participation of the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt on the side of Haftar, as well as support from Turkey and Qatar for al-Sarraj's GNA, explained the entire dynamic of the conflict. Moreover, within the framework of Haftar’s latest offensive on Tripoli, regional actors openly engaged in hostilities. However, the game changer in this situation was ...


Deepening Russia-Turkey Relations

Report No. 41/2019 This report is the result of a collaborative study performed by the RIAC and the Center for Strategic Research (SAM) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. SAM publishes academic journal “Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs” (Turkey), an English language journal on foreign affairs. The materials included in this report were initially published in a special issue of PERCEPTIONS . The ...


Annergret Kramp-Karrenbauer and her revolutionary foreign policy objectives for Germany

... we are together. In fact, the NATO partners in the cold war generally followed their promises to confront former Soviet Union, which was supposed to be the number one geo-political adversary to the NATO. But in our day, the cracks are emerging, while Turkey despite the warnings of the NATO other members, decided to reach a deal with Russia to purchase Russian made S-400 defense system. Furthermore, the country against the will of other NATO members launched offensive in northern Syria. It seems that ...


Could Russia “Betray” Cyprus as Donald Trump Did the Kurds?

... Aegean Sea are premised on Ankara’s daily “verbal actions” offending Hellenism; Erdogan’s appeals to the “Borders of his heart” that coincide with neo-Ottoman visions; the crude hybrid warfare conducted daily against Cyprus and Greece; and Turkey’s persistent military provocations in the aforementioned regions, including constant violations of Greek FIR and airspace and the blatant violation of the International Law of the Sea by the protracted invasion in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic ...


Syrian Unity Is Impossible without a Deal between Russia, the USA and Turkey

... Democratic Forces (SDF). Bashar al-Assad conquered 70% of Syrian territory, including East Ghouta, the province of Derya, Homs, Aleppo and Palmyra. Only Idlib and East Euphrates remained out of control of Damascus. On September 17, 2018, Russia and Turkey reached a ceasefire with Turkey. Ankara was obliged to cleanse the north-western province from terrorists of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). Andrey Kortunov: The Astana Model: Methods and Ambitions of Russian Political Action Assad was no less concerned ...


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

... can compete with Chinese mega-corporations. Whereas I think that in the UK they have always said that we need to have open 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. First of all, Turkey is talking about returning a lot of refugees to some ...


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  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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