Turkey-Russia Relations: Backgammon vs Chess
23.06.2018
What Putin knows is that Turkey is “forced to go to the hands of Russia” as never ever before since World War II. It is up to President Putin to encounter this proposal. Turkey made a move like in

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Hüseyin Bağcı
Can the Iran Nuclear Deal Survive?
22.06.2018
Most likely, no one will dare give a confident answer to this question. Too many factors could influence the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Italy as Part of Russia-EU dialogue
21.06.2018
After almost three months of consultations, Italy has its "yellow-green" government (the colors of the logos of the Five Star Movement and the League parties). For the first time

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Elena Maslova
Checkbook Diplomacy: What Should We Expect from the Kim-Abe Meeting?
20.06.2018
According to media reports, the Japanese government has launched an effort to coordinate details for an upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un.

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Dmitry Streltsov
Trump and North Korea: What’s Changed?
20.06.2018
President Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on June 12. Kim came away from the meeting with increased stature, having gotten a US president to sit with him as an equal. In addition

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Richard Lachmann
Highly Unlikely: Why Erdogan’s Idea to Jointly Produce Missile Systems with…
20.06.2018
The US Senate passed the 2019 defense bill , which excludes Turkey from the F-35 jets supply program. In turn, Ankara said that it will not refuse buying Russian anti-aircraft missile systems S-400.

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Evgeny Buzhinsky
Not to Disappear One by One
19.06.2018
Vladimir Putin’s visit to China and the simultaneous G7 summit in Canada created an unprecedentedly hard background for comparison. The US president’s public denunciation of his Western allies and his
Fighting Sanctions: From Legislation to Strategy
18.06.2018
President Vladimir Putin has signed federal law On Measures (Countermeasures) Against Unfriendly Actions of the United States of America and Other Foreign Countries. The State Duma is also

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Ivan Timofeev
Why Making Taliban a ‘New Normal’ Is Dangerous
18.06.2018
A chronic conflict such as Afghanistan requires four mutually reinforcing pillars: A legitimate/inclusive political process in Kabul; a cooperative/coerced Pakistan; sound military power and

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Omar Sadr
Will a Real US Trade War with the EU, Canada, and Mexico Break Out?
18.06.2018
Trump’s escalating trade war with China and US allies is causing major political disputes in Western countries. The world looks on as the agenda shifts from economics to politics. This stood out

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Alexander Losev
Will the EU Be at Odds with Washington over Iran?
15.06.2018
On June 4, 2018, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave orders to be ready for build-up of uranium enrichment and plutonium processing. Earlier, the country’s leadership declared its

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Anton Khlopkov
Singapore Summit and Japan-US Relations
15.06.2018
Singapore Declaration by the US President Trump and DPRK Chairperson Kim Jong-un was signed on 12th June, aiming to make the Korean peninsula ‘secure’ and ‘denuclearized’. The Korean denuclearization

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Nobuo Shimotomai