Tag: Turkey

Regional Tensions Fracturing Russia’s Alliances

Regional Tensions Fracturing Russia’s Alliances

Russia’s post-Soviet security alliance is showing more and more signs of fracturing along regional, cultural, and political fault lines, as Armenia criticizes other members for not taking its side against Azerbaijan. Armenia is probably the most loyal member of the […]

Turkey Hunts For Alternatives To Russian Energy

Turkey Hunts For Alternatives To Russian Energy

Turkey Hunts For Alternatives To Russian Energy With Russian-Turkish relations bottoming out after Turkey’s downing of a Russian military jet last November, Ankara is scrambling to reduce its dependency on Russian gas. But the help it needs from post-Soviet energy […]

Turkey: Is Russia Ready To Play The Kurdish Card?

Turkey: Is Russia Ready To Play The Kurdish Card?

Turkey: Is Russia Ready To Play The Kurdish Card? by Dorian Jones, EurasiaNet Amid the free-fall in Russian-Turkish relations, Moscow seems ready to exploit Turkey’s historical Achilles heel: its restive Kurdish minority. After Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged no rapprochement […]

Russia Warns World Over ISIS Heroin Trade

Russia Warns World Over ISIS Heroin Trade

With its oil revenues falling, ISIS may look more and more to the heroin trade that originates in Afghanistan.   Russian anti-drug chief believes ISIS makes about $1 billion from Afghan heroin trade With oil prices falling and more importantly […]