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Gas Without a Fight: Is Turkey Ready to Go to War for Resources in the Mediterranean?

... Eastern Mediterranean is no exception, as another power has staked its claim to a share of the region’s resources, a power that had officially received no piece of the gas “pie” that the European states had divided up among themselves. This power is Turkey, which has decided to actively explore the gas deposits in the Eastern Mediterranean and has also visibly increased its military presence in the region. Over the last few months, Turkish and Greek warships have been involved in several dangerous ...


Russia and Syria: Nuances in Allied Relations

... done to preserve confidence in rapidly changing circumstances that are often beyond their control and, most importantly, to ensure they do not present each other with an impossible choice, which is something that happened between the United States and Turkey within NATO, and quite recently in the Union State of Russia and Belarus. Aqeel Saeed Mahfoud: What Do the Syrian People Expect from Russia? Metamorphoses of U.S. politics from Clinton to Trump demonstrate how the benefits from allied relations ...


Britain, Greece, Turkey and The Aegean: Does Anything Change?

Since at least 1955, the Aegean Sea has long been an area of contention between local powers Greece and Turkey on the one hand, and the US-UK-Israeli strategic axis on the other, with the Soviet Union and then Russia defending its interests when necessary, since the Aegean cannot be separated from the Eastern Mediterranean as a strategic whole, nor from ...


Turkish Hegemony in the Mediterranean Likely to Create a Mess in the Region

Incidents in recent weeks could be a severe blow to Erdogan's Ottoman dream A powerful alliance against Turkey has been formed to oust it from the Eastern Mediterranean. This happened after a series of incidents in recent weeks that could be a severe blow to Erdogan's rhetoric of an Ottoman dream. Turkey has been gearing up for combat on a series of fronts ...


Will Turkey establish a military base in Azerbaijan?

... the South Caucasus. The discussion of the Turkish military presence in Azerbaijan is always linked to the coldness or warmth of relations between Moscow and Ankara, especially when the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict flares up.Source: AA Photo Russia is Turkey's biggest competitor in the region. If we take into account Turkey’s membership in NATO, the establishment of a Turkish military base in Azerbaijan to ensure military and political balance would create a counterweight to the Russian military ...


Russia’s Game on the Libyan Field: From Gaddafi to Haftar

... revolution in the country. Yet the Kremlin’s refusal to back any one party to the conflict, its constant manoeuvring and zigzagging on the Libyan field ultimately brought Russia unexpected dividends, as this strategy allowed the country, together with Turkey, to lead the settlement of the Libyan crisis. Significantly, the decisions that the Russian leadership openly calls mistakes today (then President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev refusing to veto UN Security Council Resolution 1973 about ...


Egypt Between all Fronts: Covid, MB, IS, the Neo Ottoman Empire, GERD and Israel

... don´t need Facebook, but guns“. In reality you need both, but without organization and power you will loose and that´s what happened to the young rebels. They were rebels, but not revolutionaries. However, Mursi with the support of Katar and Erdogan-Turkey which saw the rise oft he Muslimbrothers as chance for the revival of the old Ottoman Empire in the Greater Middle East very quickly tried to establish a Islamist dictatorship and the military under General Al-Sissi intervened, toppled Mursi and ...


Andrey Kortunov Takes Part in TRT World Television Discussion on the Role of Nuclear Weapons

The event was timed to the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6, 2020, an international expert discussion on the role of nuclear weapons in the modern world was held with the assistance of the Turkish television company TRT World Television. The event was timed to the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Dan Smith, Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...


How US “Caesar Act” Will Affect the Situation in Syria and Moscow’s Policy

... develop cooperation at the level of intelligence services, and outlined business projects. Now, these projects are at risk of sanctions. For the UAE, Damascus is important for several reasons, the most important of which is the regional confrontation with Turkey. An arc of instability across the Mediterranean, in which Turkey and the UAE stand on opposite sides of the barricade, is helping Damascus gain the attention of the Gulf monarchies and regain at least limited regional recognition. The latest escalation ...


Will Erdogan's Adventures Hurt Russian Soft Power?

... argued that “Russian soft power efforts in the Middle East are bearing fruit, as many young Arabs now view Moscow as an ally and the US as unreliable [ 1 ].” But the “ SOFT POWER 30 ” Index, for 2019, places Russia 30 th among 30 states, below Turkey's 29th score. Admittedly, these are quite “Russophobic” times in the West, except for occasional positive gestures by some Western capitals and the explicit support for many Russian policies by Cyprus and Greece. Moscow, then, must struggle ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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