Tag Archives: Ukraine conflict

The Turkey-West Conundrum

October 10, 2022 Almost five years ago I said that the alliance between Türkiye and the US which, despite ups and downs had stood the test of time, was under considerable strain, and the so-called “telephone diplomacy” which did not … Continue reading

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The Russia-West Propaganda War

October 3, 2022 More than four years ago I said: “The Ukraine conflict dealt a blow to Russia-West relations, more severe than the one dealt by the Russia-Georgia war of 2008. It has led to greater turbulence. Because, while Georgia … Continue reading

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Moscow Declares Partial Mobilization

September 23, 2022 With the opening of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, world attention turned to New York. But what made the headlines during the past two days was the September 21 Kremlin address by President Putin … Continue reading

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China-US Relations

August 1, 2022 Presidents Biden and President Xi Jinping had their next-to-last call on March 18, 2022, less than a month after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Since then,

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A World of Incertitude

June 27, 2022 With the war in Ukraine, the “emerging world order” has once again become a current topic even though the use of the word “order” in the global context does not correspond to its Merriam-Webster definition which is … Continue reading

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Strategic or Suicidal Global Competition?

June 20, 2022 On June 15, the New York Times reported that heat waves are becoming more frequent, hotter, and longer-lasting than in previous decades, according to scientists. The US National Climate Assessment noted in 2018 that the frequency of … Continue reading

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Toward NATO’s Madrid Summit

June 13, 2022 On his first trip to Europe, in June 2021, President Biden arrived at Brussels having mustered the support of the G7 on Russia and China. His principal task at the NATO summit was to put the four … Continue reading

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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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Confronting China

May 26, 2022 On March 26, in Poland, President Biden referring to President Putin said, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” Administration officials immediately scrambled to clarify that what he meant was not regime change. “That’s not … Continue reading

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