Omer Ozkizilcik is a foreign policy and security analyst.
The US-China rivalry will force Islamabad to continue focusing on geostrategy.
Dynamics of geopolitics and Turkiye, Russia, US relations will decide the future of the embattled nation
Cairo and Ankara need to agree on a new messaging strategy that appeals to both countries’ domestic audiences to be able to take effective steps towards normalisation.
Brussels has become adept at using international laws to justify its inaction in much-needed conflict contexts like Syria.
Unless the EU lends conditional support to Greece and Greek Cypriots, it will only further increase tensions and prevent a resolution to the conflict.
Short answer: Yes. Long answer: No.
Ankara and Abu Dhabi’s relationship has been shaped by rivalry for several years. What fruits might normalisation bear?
CENTCOM aims to limit the imminent Turkish-Syrian operation in Syria, but its actions reflect a bigger problem in US civil-military relations.
A power struggle between the old PKK leadership in Qandil and the younger YPG generation in Syria asks the question: Bashar al Assad or the US?
But it is diplomatic, not military considerations that will determine how and where it will be launched.
Despite the terror group’s cynical exploitation of the Yazidis in Sinjar, the community rejected the PKK-linked alternative to vote in favour of the ruling KDP.
The Turkish-Russian ceasefire in Syria has run its course, setting the stage for confrontation between Ankara and Moscow if a new buffer to smoothen tensions isn’t achieved.
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