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West’s Türkiye/NATO Expansion Conundrum

June 6, 2022 Last week, the Turkish government sent a letter to the United Nations formally requesting that henceforth it be referred to as “Türkiye” which was immediately agreed upon. The move was seen as part of a push by … Continue reading

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Moving Toward “No Peace No War” in Ukraine

May 31, 2022 On May 19, in a government statement in the German Bundestag, Chancellor Scholz said, “We all share the same goal: Russia must not win this war. Ukraine must survive.” Putin first has to realize that he cannot … Continue reading

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The Unsustainable Cost of Turkey’s Assertive Foreign Policy and Democratic Decline

May 23, 2022 A country’s foreign policy is shaped by its identity, sense of belonging, world outlook, and geographic location. This last one is a constant; the others are subject to evolution, change, and definition/redefinition within the limits of reason. … Continue reading

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High Time for Diplomacy

May 16, 2022 Last week, the US House of Representatives approved 40 billion dollars in additional aid for Ukraine by a vote of 368-57. The package of military, economic and humanitarian support was 7 billion dollars more than the 33 … Continue reading

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War-making vs. Peacemaking

May 9, 2022 9/11 Led to an outburst of international sympathy and support for the US. President George W. Bush vowed vengeance and ordered the invasion of Afghanistan, where al-Qaeda’s leadership was based. Russian President Putin was the first foreign … Continue reading

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Toward Protracted War in Ukraine

May 2, 2022 On April 27, at a meeting with the Council of Lawmakers, President Putin accused the West of always pursuing a policy of containing Russia. He said no one could imagine the creation of an “anti-Russia” on historical … Continue reading

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The Battle for Eastern Ukraine

April 22, 2022 Last week, in an article titled, “The U.S. Races to Arm Ukraine with Heavier, More Advanced Weaponry” the New York Times provided the reader with extensive information about the Western arms supplies to Ukraine.[i] It mentioned the … Continue reading

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Ukraine, a Conflict of Diverse Interests

April 18, 2022 A country’s foreign policy is shaped by its identity, sense of belonging, world outlook, and geographic location. This last one is a constant, others are subject to evolution, change, and definition/redefinition within the limits of reason. The … Continue reading

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Russia’s Indiscriminate Attacks Spark Outrage

April 11, 2022  On April 5, 2022, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed that assertions of “war crimes” are a pretext to torpedo the ongoing negotiations at a time when some light, however dim, has appeared at the end of the … Continue reading

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Russia-Ukraine Conflict, the Question of Crimea

April 4, 2022 On March 25, Russian General Staff deputy head Colonel General Sergey Rudskoy announced that the significant reduction of the Ukrainian military potential will now make it possible for Russia to concentrate on the main goal: the liberation … Continue reading

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