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The Karlov Assassination: Questions and Answers

1. What was the purpose of the assassination of Russian Federation Ambassador Andrey Karlov? Two …

Challenging the Iranian Influence over Iraq

Turkey, in cooperation with Russia, brokered a cease-fire deal for the evacuation of thousands of civilians from …

Aleppo Is Obama’s Darkest Legacy

U.S. President Barack Obama assumed the office of the presidency with very ambitious projects in …

Cry For Aleppo and the Global Leadership Gap

As the struggle for renewed spheres of influence continues unabated in Syria and the Middle …

Turkey and Russia: from Frozen Relations to Cooperation

Currently, Turkish-Russian relations are active following a short period of tension. When analyzing the last …

Has Putin Finally Stepped on His Own Rake in Syria?

In October 2016 the Russian government made a significant announcement about its Syria policy that Western sources overlooked. Moscow announced that it supported the restoration of Syrian President...

Why Russia isn’t rushing to lift sanctions on Turkey

For a long time, Russian-Turkish relations were based on a certain formula: “The economy is the economy. Politics is politics. And they shouldn’t be mixed.” This formula worked successfully...

America and Russia: Towards a New Partnership?

In the run-up to the US presidential election, the mainstream media, the democratic campaign, and even some Republicans repeatedly warned of the supposed endangerment of the US national interest by...

Holodomor Remembrance Day: Why the Past Matters for the Future

As Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving meals on the last Thursday in November, Ukrainians will be commemorating the memory of millions who were murdered in 1932-33. The last Saturday in November...

How Russia views Turkey’s role in Syria

As experts on Russia and Turkey are wondering just how receptive US President-elect Donald Trump will be to their agendas in the Middle East, Moscow and Ankara have been involved in a series of talks...