Ivan Starodubtsev

Ivan Starodubtsev

Dr. Ivan Starodubtsev is one of the main Russian experts on Turkey and on Russian-Turkish relations. He is the chairman of the TUR RUS Project Development Association, the permanent speaker of "Hour of Turkey" program at the largest Russian radio station Vesti FM, the author of three books and numerous articles for leading Russian and Turkish media about bilateral relations.
What Does Russia Want From Syria

What Does Russia Want From Syria?

September 30, 2019
The task of Russia looks much more complex and goes beyond specific case of the Syrian civil war, having military and political dimensions. Russia wants to return as a full-fledged player in the Mediterranean basin through Syria.
Turkey's Purchase of S-400 Missiles A Case of Diplomatic Grief

Turkey's Purchase of S-400 Missiles: A Case of Diplomatic Grief

July 30, 2019
After S-400 case, we saw the new Turkey. One which the West and perhaps even the whole world will now have to accept. This is quite painful for the West.
Will Russia Back Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean

Will Russia Back Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean?

May 27, 2019
Russia and Turkey demonstrate a readiness, in spite of all differences, to hear and respect each other’s interests. This can be seen in Syria within the framework of the Astana process. However, whether the "21st Century Deal" in the military-political sphere will arise in relations between Turkey and Russia is a big question, considering Turkey’s NATO membership – which nobody doubts.
What's the Special Chemistry Between Russia and Israel

What's the Special Chemistry Between Russia and Israel?

April 21, 2019
The multi-million Russian-speaking diaspora in Israel and a few but influential Jewish diaspora in Russia, trade and economic relations, the same position regarding the Second World War and the fight against modern Nazism in the West, as well as religious and historical ties between Israel and Russia make bilateral relations durable.
How Durable are Relations Between Turkey and Russia

How Durable are Relations Between Turkey and Russia?

April 10, 2019
The main risks for the future of relations between Turkey and Russia are related to the exerting of external pressure and provocations in order to prevent their further development.