Regional Energy & Security Cooperation: Is Turkey a Trustful Partner?

'Turkey is neither Occident nor Orient' a Turkish colleague of mixed extraction with substantial Western exposure remarked poignantly in a recent private conversation in Istanbul. 'Turkey is Turkey and no other power can put it in a single box'. This poignant remark encapsulates much of current Turkish foreign, security, energy…

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Renaissance of Russia’s Foreign Policy in 2009

The year 2009 was one of renaissance in Russia’s foreign policy. After the Georgian crisis of August 2008, Russia faced isolation in the international community. Russia’s relations with the United States, NATO and EU went into a freeze. Even the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) refrained from fully supporting domination…

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