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Syrian President’s Visit to Russia Amid the Changing Regional Environment

..., economy, etc.), which is indicative of the numerous issues on the Russian-Syrian agenda. Besides, the arrival of the Syrian president and his delegation coincided with technical talks between the deputy foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, Syria and Turkey, which were to have taken place on March 15-16 and were intended to pave the way for a meeting of the foreign ministers. The talks have been postponed for “a technical reason.”. Coincidentally or intentionally, Assad’s visit also concurred ...


Twelve Years into Syrian Conflict

... the political track without mutual concessions For the past year or two, the situation in Syria has retreated into the shadow of global crises, all exacerbated by the standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine. The recent tragedy that befell Turkey and the five provinces in the neighboring Syria has once again drawn the attention of the international community not only to the loss of thousands of lives and colossal destruction but also to the extent to which these natural disasters may affect ...


Syria: Humanitarian Crisis and Disaster

... worsen the food situation in the country. The UN World Food Programme noted that the Russian-Ukrainian conflict has also exacerbated the food crisis in Syria. The humanitarian crisis is likely to worsen due to the devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria in February 2023. As of February 10, 2023, the death toll from the natural disaster in Turkey exceeded 17,000; more than 70,000 people were affected. At least 1,347 people died in Syria, and more than 2000 people were hurt. The catastrophe ...


Does Syria’s Road Back to the Arab Family Go Through the UAE?

... with Damascus as a bargaining chip to enhance its own status as a regional middle power. Alongside with that, the UAE’s renewed relationship with Damascus enables the Emiratis to more effectively deter or closely monitor the mounting influence of Turkey and Iran in Syria. The second factor is ideological . The UAE’s leadership has found an ideological ally in President Bashar al-Assad, who, similar to UAE's President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has been on a counterrevolutionary crusade ...


Bargaining Items

Avoiding a new round of violence is ultimately in the interests of all the players involved in resolving the Syrian problem Ankara is paying great attention to the security problems germinating in the southern borders of Turkey. This issue has become especially important for Turkey, given that it is on the eve of its presidential and parliamentary elections, which are to be held in June this year. Interestingly, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to solve ...


Syria: A Chess Game

The Turkish military operation in Syria does not meet Russia’s interests Turkey's forthcoming ground operation in Syria, which Ankara regularly warns about, has become a top concern for the international community. In November 2022, Turkish armed forces launched air strikes on parts of northern Syria with Operation Claw-Sword....


Istanbul Terrorist Attack: What Awaits Turkey and its Neighbors?

... headquarters of the terrorist People’s Defense Units (YPG) in the Kobanî district of Syria. According to the Minister, the hands-on perpetrator of the Beyoğlu attack confessed during interrogation that she had been sent by PKK/YPG leaders illegally to Turkey via Syrian Afrin. Alexey Khlebnikov: Changing Roles: Why Countries of Middle East May be Future’s Best-Suited Mediators? In retaliation for the attack, Turkey initiated airstrikes on Kurdish left-wing radical bases in Syria. According to the ...


Russia’s Approach to Cross-Border Aid Delivery to Syria

... unchanged since the adoption of the UNSC res. 2585 on July 9, 2021. In this context, Russia cannot agree with the comments on “the obvious progress” in cross-line aid deliveries, when the situation has hardly improved. Kirill Semenov Finishing the Job: Turkey Preparing For Military Operation in Syria Russia’s main concerns about CBM and prolongation of UNSC res. 2585 To wrap up all mentioned above, Russia’s main concerns about the CBM and its prolongation revolve around six main arguments. 1. There ...


Route Restored? Results of the NATO Summit in Madrid

... situationally secured commonality of key stakeholders: the United States, the large EU countries (primarily France and Germany), and the countries of Eastern Europe. The unconditional image victory of the alliance has been the resolution of the dispute between Turkey and Finland and Sweden as a result of intensive open and behind-the-scenes bargaining talks [ 1 ]. Apart from the signing of the NATO accession protocols in itself as an absolute victory for Helsinki and Stockholm, Ankara remains the main beneficiary ...


Finishing the Job: Turkey Preparing For Military Operation in Syria

The U.S. is likely to consent to Turkey conducting such an operation as this sacrifice may prompt Turkey to unblock Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO At its May 26 meeting, Turkey’s National Security Council (NSC) announced it was necessary to go on with current and prospective ...


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