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March to Tripoli, or a Third Civil War in Libya: Initial Results

... choosing to support Khalifa Haftar, especially after all his failures, are very slim. On the contrary, it is entirely possible that their involvement in operations against the LNA will increase against the backdrop of increased military assistance from Turkey (including for groups that are part of the Tripoli Defence Forces). Khalifa Haftar fully, and erroneously, expected that military support from his external allies (Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and France) would help his forces ...

13.06.2019

Russian Diplomacy with Turkey over Syria

... Recep Erdogan does not share the same gratitude for the YPGs as the U.S. Erdogan believes the YPGs represent an extension of the Kurdish Worker’s Party, more commonly known as the PKK, which he views as a terrorist group. The question remains how will Turkey treat the Syrian Kurds once U.S. forces leave the region? This question presents a dilemma for U.S. policy makers. Although the U.S. has achieved a great victory against IS it does not want to see their close allies, the Kurds, targeted by Turkey ...

11.06.2019

Article as Published: No War on Iran If Rouhani “Makes the Call”

... presidents were together at the United Nations, we tried very hard to get Rouhani to reach out to Trump with a three-minute video suggesting a one-on-one conversation in New York, or a presidential summit in Istanbul that would include the Presidents of Turkey and Syria. More recently, and I believe the article has been forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran from Moscow, I published “Helping Iran Make the Call” at the Russian International Affairs Council. Apart from completely destroying ...

18.05.2019

Contradictory Perceptions of Current Russia-Cyprus Relations

... US is presumed to have used them with British (and tacit Cypriot?) consent. And yet, if the Cypriot president’s “hope” extended only to the US protection of Exxon Mobil’s explorations in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), then, given Turkey’s escalating threats and daily provocations, the “hope” was rational and fully justified. Also, it would be justified a fortiori if Washington is seen as also wishing to condemn Erdogan’s gunboat diplomacy. Ambassador Stanislav Osadchiy,...

13.05.2019

RIAC at Beirut Seminar on Economic Recovery of Syria

On April 24–25, 2019, in Beirut, RIAC representatives took part in the event organized by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Omran Center for Strategic Studies on the Syrian restoration. On April 24–25, 2019, in Beirut, RIAC representatives took part in the event organized by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Omran Center for Strategic Studies on the Syrian restoration. The Konrad Adenauer Foundation seminar on Actors, Policies, and Obstacles to Economic Recovery in Syria consisted of six sessions and...

26.04.2019

Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe Meeting in Istanbul

... in Europe, possible areas of international cooperation in the current military-political situation. The discussion was attended by European politicians, security experts, former high-ranking military, and diplomats from European countries, the USA, Turkey, and Russia. Russian International Affairs Council, that has been one of the co-organizers of the Task Force since 2012, was represented at the meeting in Istanbul by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General.

12.04.2019

A Scenario in Syria

... “second option” for Russia in Syria? The situation around Russia in Syria is up for debate. No doubt, Russia would like to lead a reconstruction effort in Syria, in harmony with all relevant partners, including the UN, the EU, the USA, China, India, Turkey, Iran, Israel, the Sunni Arab states including the Golf Council Countries (GCC-states), Egypt and Morocco. However, many of the parties on the list of wished-for partners are strongly hostile to each other, and it might therefore perhaps not be ...

04.04.2019

On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region

... perform training missions. bpg.gov.ge Certainly, these events have a special significance for their participants, who exchange information and expand cooperation. The Blackseafor was established for this purpose in 2001 and had Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Georgia participate. Today, we can hardly say that the states of the Black Sea region have a complete understanding on security matters: joint exercises with the participation of all states have not been held since 2014. The Blackseafor ...

06.03.2019

Idlib May Split Russia — Turkey — Iran Alliance

The aftermaths of the latest Astana Summit The last meeting within the framework of the "Astana Triangle" revealed, yet again, significant differences between Russia and Iran on the one hand, and Turkey on the other. But unlike the September „no-deal” summit in Tehran, the discussion in Sochi was based specifically on the governing terms of a detailed Memorandum on Stabilisation of the Situation in Idlib. According to the document, Ankara ...

20.02.2019
 

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
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     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
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