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Sino-Soviet Split Redux under President Trump

Sino-Soviet Split Redux under President Trump?

January 16, 2017
There is reason to suspect that we are on the verge of the most significant change in U.S. grand strategy in many decades.
The End of the Turkish-American Alliance after the Failed Coup

The End of the Turkish-American ‘Alliance’ after the Failed Coup?

August 8, 2016
Most Turks believe that the United States is behind the Gülenists in general and the recent military coup attempt in particular, as even the New York Times belatedly found out: “Turks can agree on one thing: US was behind failed coup.”
Downing of the Russian Jet the Syrian Civil War and

Downing of the Russian Jet, the Syrian Civil War and Turkish-Russian Relations

February 15, 2016
Russia’s heavy military intervention in Syria in the Fall of 2015 can be interpreted as part of a broader escalation strategy aimed at increasing Russia’s leverage against the Western alliance (i.e., NATO) in any future negotiations over Syria and Ukraine.