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Can Turkey and Russia Together Make a Difference in Syria?

Can Turkey and Russia Together Make a Difference in Syria?

This is the season of “resetting” if seen from the angle of Syria’s stormy weather. The US seems to be stepping back from its unrealistic rush to enact an elusive ceasefire even at the expense of giving the Russians more ...

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A New Energy Reality in West Asia: Russia-Iran-Turkey Natural Gas Links

A New Energy Reality in West Asia: Russia-Iran-Turkey Natural Gas Links

Will the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) slow the revival of the Turkish Stream? TANAP, which will be operational by 2020, and which carries Azerbaijan’s gas to Europe, is theoretically standing as an alternative to the Turkish Stream. Now, ...

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Washington Views Putin-Erdoğan Talks with Caution, not Panic

Washington Views Putin-Erdoğan Talks with Caution, not Panic

At the White House, the Pentagon, and CIA headquarters, the August 9 meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been viewed as a limited success, at best, and no cause for serious worry. This ...

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Mosul Will be Liberated. But What Comes Then?

Mosul Will be Liberated. But What Comes Then?

Less than 15 miles is the distance between the first Peshmerga line around Mosul and the heart of the city that marked, by its fall to ISIL in 2014, a new page in the fight against Jihadists in the Middle ...

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