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Russian Diplomacy with Turkey over Syria

... consider the implications if Russia does not intervene diplomatically on the issue of the Kurds; what will this mean? If Russia does nothing, then U.S. forces will remain permanently based in Syria to protect the local Kurdish communities. Currently Turkey has an ongoing military campaign inside Syria called Operation Olive Branch. This operation launched since January 2018 has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, trigger a new refugee crisis, and raised allegations of human rights abuses and war crimes committed by Turkish forces. This has sparked outrage in the international community and has garnered support for the Syrian Kurds against Turkey....


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

... two true peers on the planet, President Vladimir Putin and General Secretary Xi Jinping, has an appreciation for how Iran and Turkey and Egypt are not only re-emergent, but are essential to creating peace on earth. It is my personal opinion that our President,... ... for Iran, with the greatest of devotion to my own President, and an absolute commitment to restoring the rule of law in the USA and around the world, I can only urge the President of Iran to “make the call.” There is no downside. Q. Are you familiar ...


The Astana Shackles

It is becoming increasingly more difficult for Moscow to retain its position as an honest, if not completely independent, broker On February 14, the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Sochi to discuss Syria and hold separate bilateral meetings. Recently, new developments have emerged that could prove dangerous if each state pursues its own hidden agenda. The three states depend on the Astana format for ...


Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... Presence in Southeast Europe and Russia’s New Strategy The United States is pushing forward only those decisions that assure their influence on the pan-European processes as well as strengthen their positions in the global confrontation. Russia, China, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, which are accumulating more and more influence in the region, taken separately, are not so powerful. In any case, they are simply not able to offer any alternative to the “European choice”. However, they have never even planned ...


Russia in the Balkans

... Euro-Atlantic region is not entirely correct, since over recent years, the economic, political and ideological influence of other important actors in the region, including new ones, has grown significantly. These actors are primarily China, but also Turkey and several Middle Eastern states. The presence of many actors with diverging interests in the fragmented post-conflict Balkan space demonstrates that the situation in the region would be more properly assessed not as part of the "Russia–West" ...


Syrian Surprises

... hand, as we have already mentioned above, it makes sense to the radical Islamists and jihadists, which number in the tens of thousands in Idlib (Gen. [retired] Amos Yadlin, Director of Israel’s Institute of National Security Studies and former Head of ... ... are depressed and anxious. The same author describes the fact that the United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey financed, armed and trained the militants, including the Islamist radicals associated with Al-Qaeda, as a “dirty secret” ...


The “Russian Card” in the International Game

... they do come to power, they become less interested in the matter or use it as a trump card in their bargaining with Brussels on other issues that are of greater importance for them. In Ankara, the “Russian card” emerges from the sleeve each time Turkey has a problem with the United States and its other NATO allies. A possible strategic partnership with Moscow is put forward as a possible alternative to Turkey’s Atlantic orientation. However, there are no reasons to expect Ankara to make a strategic ...


Buying Russian Missile Systems Would Be a Political Breakthrough for Turkey

... software and allow the Russian systems to penetrate the heart of NATO’s unified air defense system. Therefore the deal is unlikely be finalized, says Valdai Club expert Evgeny Buzhinsky. There should be no drastic and tragic changes in relations between Turkey and the United States. Of course, for Washington Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a “complex partner”, a so-called “Sultan,” who tries to pursue an independent foreign policy. Erdogan, in turn, also has a grudge against the US for the attempted ...


BRICS Summit: A Blessing in Disguise

... inclusive multilateral trading system” to barbs intended for the President of the United States on specific issues, such as the refusal to approve new members of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization. The already “mature” BRICS format entails ... ... the summit also demonstrated that BRICS members need to make difficult decisions today. Talks about potential new candidates (Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia) can be held until these candidates begin to give very serious consideration to the prospects ...


Russia–Turkey Relations Need a Stronger Foundation

Russia is not an alternative to Turkey’s cooperation with the European Union; neither Turkey is a substitute for Russia working harder to resolve its problems with the United States and Europe Relations between Russia and Turkey have always been and will always be a controversial ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
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    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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