Erdogan overestimated his power and devised a national agenda for the Middle East unaware of the fact that Washington and Moscow retain the last word in the region.
Even if U.S. Middle East strategy doesn’t undergo significant changes with the arrival of a new president, the shadow of Barack Obama’s foreign policy failures will hang over the new boss of the Oval Office.
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev doesn’t like to talk to journalists. But then he’s a member of the narrow circle of the country’s top leadership. For nearly 10 years, from 1998 to 2008, Patrushev was head of the FSB.* And since Dmitri Medvedev’s accession to the presidency, he’s been the [Read more]
In 2015, Russian-American relations continued to develop in two parallel realities, two different time frames: the present and the future. It happened due to the fact that the trust crises and stagnation of communication between the White House and the Kremlin, unlike in previous years, were evolving against the [Read more]
Regarding the crisis in the Middle East — Syria in particular — relationships between key international spokespeople seem to be headed toward a state of imbalance that carries multiple risks. Russia, NATO and the European Union need to start a dialogue, but this could become increasingly difficult after the recent [Read more]
The White House is unwilling to go much beyond what it optimistically calls “containment” through air power of the highly contagious menace posed by ISIL.
One cannot deny the sway that the Asia-Pacific region holds over the rest of the globe, whether it be economic, political or in the realm of security.
If you want to see what the end will bring, you must see Syria’s puzzle with all of these pieces.
The downing of the Russian airplane by Turkish fighter jets was not an incident that came about through chance, but because [Russian] pilots violated Turkey's aerial space and did not leave despite the warnings. All the evidence and all the indications lead to the conclusion that this was an extreme, provocative act by [Read more]