Iraq can face new ethnic and religious conflicts, complicated with geopolitical calculations of the US, Turkey and Iran
Operation for the liberation of Mosul, which enters a crucial stage, will have far-reaching consequences for Iraq and the Middle East as a whole. From the course of this military campaign depends not only the fate of Islamic state. In fact, the future of Iraq is also decided now. And the geopolitical struggle for influence over some Iraqi territories begins, which involves leading world and regional powers. Continue reading “Strategic implications of Mosul operation: what is the future of Iraq after the defeat of the Islamic state?”
Ankara dependence on Russian energy has a negative impact on the implementation of Turkish ambitions in foreign policy, where the interests of Turkey and Russia are not the same on several important issues. However, we must remember that Russia is also dependent – on the Turkish money for gas and oil.
Turkey is a country that has claims to be recognized as a regional leader. Realization of these ambitions is promoted by a unique geographical position at the border of the two parts of the world – Europe and Asia. As a result the activities of the state in various fields aimed primarily at using this factor to improve Turkish status in the international arena. Continue reading “Energy Issues in Turkish Foreign Policy”
Plans for development of Turkish fleet include increasing of its potential over the coming years.
Turkey is a country with claims for regional leadership in the troubled Middle East region. The realization of these ambitions requires not only hard diplomatic work, but also efficient modernization of the armed forces, including the Republic’s Navy. Continue reading “Turkish Naval Forces Development Prospects”