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Syrian Idlib: What’s Next?

The situation in the province today and Russia’s role in settling conflicts In October 2020, as the media reported Russia’s Aerospace forces resuming their strikes against the local armed opposition, Turkey relocating its observation posts, and Syrian militants fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, the global community once again turned its attention to the events in Idlib. It is important to consider possible development scenarios in the light of both Idlib’s ...


Turkish and Russian Approaches to Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

... chessboard for international actors and has gained importance as a result of recently discovered natural gas resources The Eastern Mediterranean has been an important intersection of trade paths for thousands of years. The sea, which bordered The Coasts of Turkey, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Levant, witnessed the rise of the first civilizations from the first look and witnessed the birth and fall of dozens of civilizations. From the built-in life, people have been looking for resources to live their lives. These ...


Greek Auditory Illusions in the Greek-American-Turkish-Russian Labyrinth

... position on Graeco-Turkish relations. Suddenly the cheerful and polite speaker turned sour and morose, banging on the table with his palm and asking the audience to get it into their heads that America will never disappoint ‘strategic military ally’ Turkey just to please the Greeks. This episode strikingly describes the reality of Graeco-American relations. When it comes to American support for the Greeks, it boils down to empty words and no deeds. American policy favours Turkey and will continue ...


Shaky Bridges Between Russia, Turkey and the EU

... number of challenges internally and in its immediate neighbourhood. Andrey Kortunov , Director of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), shares his analysis of President Putin’s situation amid these crises, and of Russia’s relations with Turkey and the EU. What does Vladimir Putin's current situation look like, amid the different crises Russia is facing at home and in its immediate neighborhood? Is he able to provide stability in the region? Andrey Kortunov: How the Pandemic Will Change ...


The Deepening Crisis in Turkey-Egypt Relations

Only a common threat or personnel renewal of the top leadership of one of the countries can reconcile Cairo and Ankara The Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Turkey are the largest states in the Middle East and claim the leading role in the Islamic world. Relations between them soured in 2013 when a group of officers led by Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew President Mohammed Morsi, ...


War in the Caucasus. Neo-Ottoman Empire, Eurasia, Asian NATO and Kavzak 2020

Erdogan is igniting new conflicts an wars in his pursuit for a Neo-Ottoman Empire. This time in the Caucasus. While Turkey held several joint maneuvres with Azerbaijan and there were talks about a Turkish military base in Azerbaijan, we now face a war between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Erdogan wants to send 4000 Turkish fighters from Syria in support of Azerbaijan. Here ...


Hidden Traces in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Сonflict

... Armenia. The city of Tovuz is located near the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum natural gas pipeline, both of which are gates for Azerbaijan to transport its oil and natural gas, the so-called "Caspian Sea wealth," to Turkey, Europe and other global markets. A Blow to Russian Interests Christian Wollny: Nagorno-Karabakh: A Frozen Conflict Rethawed The location of the attack or the clashes indicates that they were against Turkish-Western and Turkish-Azerbaijani interests....


Nagorno-Karabakh: A Frozen Conflict Rethawed

... "cold" to "superhot" and then to "frozen," as in unresolved. From the Mediterranean to the Balkans to Central Asia, these frozen conflicts remain, with the habit of resurging violence every now and then. The increasing tension between Turkey and Greece, both NATO members, served as a heads-up to what is now happening in the South Caucasus. The ongoing tension between Georgia and Russia also stems from the frozen conflict unsolved in the last decade of the last millennia. Heading to ...


Will the Fire of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict Spread to the Middle East?

... sending Syrian and Libyan mercenaries (according to some sources, thousands of militants!), sponsored, possibly, by regional powers, which also send modern weapons to the parties in war. Some global players also have this information, and are accusing Turkey, in particular, of involvement in these actions. Second, many external forces are highly involved in the conflict and at the same time, paradoxically, their peacekeeping capabilities are limited, even if the international community (as represented ...


Who’s Who in Nagorno-Karabakh

... incorporation of Nagorno-Karabakh into Armenia. Therefore, for Nagorno-Karabakh, it is a question of surviving the time of a diplomatic recognition which will ultimately lead to its reattachment. Because of financial difficulties and poor relations with Turkey since the events of 1915, Yerevan is strengthening its partnerships with Moscow, which is the only power capable of imposing itself against Turkey (a member of NATO). Yerevan is a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and ...


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