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Instilling fear through the Ukraine war

The fact that any army moves its troops around, ensures its routine drills make an impression, or builds up to a certain point is important. However, none of this is as frightening as statements and actions in the “extraordinary/anomaly” category.&nb... more

Welcome to a NATO country with ‘open airspace,’ Mr. Lavrov!

Today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is due in Turkey, where he will discuss the Ukraine crisis, the grain corridor, and the operation in Syria with Ankara…We know that there are contradictory statements about Syria coming from Moscow’s offi... more

What happened at the American air base in Germany?

Doesn’t the meeting on Ukraine that was organized by U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and State Secretary Antony Blinken at the Ramstein Air Base, with more than 40 ally countries in attendance, as well as the press conference they held in Poland,... more

Putin’s war in Ukraine is changing shape

The war in Ukraine is changing shape… And if the conclusion we draw is correct, it will only get worse. U.S. secretaries of state and defense visiting Kyiv for the first time since the war started, is one of the strongest harbingers of this... more

Turkey to benefit from US-EU rift over NATO

There are three strategic clusters/regions in the world that are at a boiling point. First, the European part of the transatlantic alliance and the entirety of Russia’s borders. Second, the Caucasus-based “Turanid Lands” spanning the Black Sea and th... more

The Iran gambit

The telephone call on Feb. 21 between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani must have been considered routine by the media, as it received next to no attention. Yet, the”format,” which would allow discussion of reg... more


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