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China-Iran Strategic Accord: A Game Changer – I

M K Bhadrakumar l When China and Iran, two of the United States’ main adversaries in the contemporary world situation, enter into a 25-year strategic...

Why is US upset about Turkey’s S-400 Air Defense System?

TIC Analysis l Turkey is the first foreign recipient to receive 9M96E2 missiles. These are missiles with a range of up to 120 km, developed...

Nagorno-Karabakh War and Azerbaijan’s Glorious Victory

Andrew Korybko | The end of the Nagorno-Karabakh War that was brought about by Armenia's sudden Russian-facilitated surrender following its total defeat on the battlefield...

Turkey’s Eroding Position in Syria

TIC Analysis l Turkey is signaling its willingness to use proxies to secure its interests in Syria’s Idlib Province, but the positioning of Russian and...

The Next Phase of Libyan Civil War

Andrew Korybko | Many in the Mediterranean region are wondering whether Egypt will go through with its threatened military intervention in Libya if the UN-recognized...

Erdogan Asserts Rebirth of an Islamic Turkey at Hagia Sophia

To President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his religious conservative supporters, the reconversion of the Hagia Sophia to a mosque is a milestone in Turkey’s...

Turkey to Set ‘Up More Bases in Northern Iraq

News Desk l Turkey is planning to establish more temporary military bases in northern Iraq, according to a senior official who told Reuters it will ensure border...

Turkey, Pakistan Begin Construction of Modern Warships

Snap Shot l What Happened: Two state-of-the-art warships are to be locally constructed for the Pakistani Navy as part of a transfer of technology agreement signed between...

Turkey Accuses UAE of Spreading Chaos in Middle East

Snapshots l What Happened: Turkey accused the United Arab Emirates of bringing chaos to the Middle East through its interventions in Libya and Yemen, allegations...

Future of Turkey’s Defense Industry

The fast expansion of Turkey’s defense industry in recent years might be becoming harder to sustain as newly released data show the sector is...

Idlib: The New Strategic Nucleus of the Battle Over Syria

TIC Brief l Background: The Syrian military has ceased its offensive in Idlib since Turkey and Russia signed a ceasefire agreement in early March which...

Turkey’s Ever-Growing Indigenous Arms Industry

Syeda Zainab Hameed Gillani l Turkey is set to join the prestigious block of countries who are manufacturing advanced 5th generation fighter jets but the journey...

Erdogan’s Cold War with Saudi Arabia and UAE

Al-Monitor l The latest skirmish between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates-Saudi Arabia bloc is over the media. In mid-April, Saudi Arabia announced it was blocking...

Russia Cannot do Without Turkey’s Cooperation in Syria

M K Bhadrakumar l Russia was a satiated world power. It didn’t have to prove anything. The Great Patriotic War (1941-45) spoke for itself. Thus,...

Russia Warns Turkey Against Rash Moves In Idlib

M K Bhadrakumar l Russia has taken with a pinch of salt Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s statement on Wednesday that a Turkish incursion into the northwestern Syrian...

Turkey to Continue Drilling in Eastern Mediterranean

Snap Shot l What Happened: Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday announced that the country is determined to continue drilling activities in the East Mediterranean Sea...

It’s curtains for US in Syria. Russia, Iran owe big thanks...

The scenario agreed on behind the curtains through months of confidential exchanges, often one-on-one, between the Russian and Turkish leaders regarding north-eastern Syria is...

Turkey faces Disaster in Syria

M K Bhadrakumar l The three-year old Russian-Turkish tango in Syria has been incisive, exciting and provocative, but the inability of the two partners to...

S-400: A Russian ‘Political Weapon’ Changing Global Order?

M K Bhadrakumar | Three developments in quick succession in the weekend bring closer to a flashpoint the brewing discord between the US and Turkey...

Real reason why Turkey is not calling for an Investigation into...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | In principle, one country, Turkey, is uniquely placed to ask for an independent investigation into the chemical attack in the northwestern...
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US creates rift among Russia, Turkey and Iran

M K Bharakumar | Five days after Turkey summoned the US charge d’affaires in Ankara to convey its concerns over the US’ continuing support for the Kurdish militia...

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