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Professor Selçuk COLAKOĞLU
While Ankara’s relations with the West have soured in recent years, its relations with Moscow have come to a more stable footing. Nonetheless, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may cause Turkey to reassess its adversarial approach to old Western partners.
12/04/2022 Free Readings Region: Black Sea Topic: Geopolitics
Major General (ret) Volodymyr HAVRYLOV
News of an apparent Russian military buildup around Ukraine has been attracting increasingly alarming international headlines since October. These developments prompted regular statements from the leaders of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) regarding potential threats of an imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine.
15/12/2021 Free Readings Region: Russia Topic: Military
Eva J. KOULOURIOTIS
The UAE Prime Minister Mohammed bin Zayed went to Ankara where he met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in atmosphere described by both sides as positive and fraternal.
Although the move was seen as a sudden turn for Abu Dhabi, observers of the changes in the Middle East can read the details of the causes that led to it.
13/12/2021 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Various
Eva J. KOULOURIOTIS
More than 4,500 refugees and migrants are still waiting for the European political decision to end their suffering on the Belarus-Poland border, in a crisis that these borders have not experienced for the past ten years, the tensest period for the old continent regarding the refugee issue.
02/12/2021 Free Readings Region: European Union Topic: Conflicts
Major General (ret) Volodymyr HAVRYLOV
Recent publications in the Western media about the Russian military buildup along the border with Ukraine (Kyiv Post, October 31) provoked a new round of discussions about whether Moscow intends to resolve the Ukrainian issue by force.
10/11/2021 Free Readings Region: Russia Topic: Military
Diplomacy360 - Security and Prosperity at the Black Sea Valentin Preda
The Romanian Business Exchange organized on September 23rd 2021, at Radisson Blu Bucharest, the 5th edition of the Diplomacy360 International Conference. The theme of this edition was “Security and Prosperity at the Black Sea”.
01/10/2021 Free Readings Region: Black Sea Topic: Geopolitics
Eva J. KOULOURIOTIS
Tehran is currently on the cusp of the final stage of converting enriched uranium from an energy project to a nuclear bomb project. It is a fact that there have been many warnings over the past 10 years, mainly from Tel Aviv, and recent reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency confirm these Israeli fears. We can say that we are facing a hot or nuclear winter.
15/09/2021 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Various
PhD Mehmet BARDAKCI
The impact the AKP Party had over Turkey when it took over power is seen in this country's foreign policy. The decisions taken by the political party were significant, when it came to foreign relations, especially those involving major international players, such as the USA, Russia, the UN, NATO and the EU.
11/08/2021 Free Readings Region: Black Sea Topic: Various
Professor Cristian BARNA
"We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago. That cannot explain why we should remain there in 2021."
Joe Biden
11/08/2021 Free Readings Region: Central Asia Topic: Conflicts
Ambassador Saeed MOKBIL
The multitude and diversity of the new military conflicts that have captured the international scene in recent years have produced strong reverberations over the way the coordinated response of the International Organizations has been built. In an unstable geopolitical context, with increasingly strong and visible tensions in the international arena, the sources and the root causes of mercenaries and mercenary-related activities proved a turning point, lending new meanings to violating human rights.
20/07/2021 Free Readings Region: International Organizations Topic: Geopolitics
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