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The Turkey-Russia Relationship: Why “Compartmentalization” and Not Conflict?

... and Turkey are also both essential power brokers in active conflicts in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Although the two often find themselves supporting opposing factions in these conflicts, their cooperation has been a catalyst for uneasy ceasefires in Libya, Syria, and Nagorno-Karabakh. Both Russia and Turkey are likely to play a larger role in Afghanistan following the departure of U.S. and NATO forces in the country. Turkey’s closeness to Russia also stems from its diplomatic isolation within the Middle ...


Dilemmas of humanitarian interventions

... concern or dissatisfaction about regime change related to the responsibility to protect. It is one of the numerous factors that are making the management of the Syrian crisis difficult. Syria is radically different from Libya in so many dimensions. The Libyan people were overwhelmingly united in wishing to evict Gaddafi; the Syrian people on the other hand are deeply divided on religious and regional lines. Some people might speculate that a majority is in favor of regime change in Syria, but it is not anywhere close to the overwhelming majority in Libya. Very important groups ...


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    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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