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Here’s why Russia gives itself high marks for 2016

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Russia achieved many of its 2016 goals in the Middle East and paved the way for potentially significant successes in 2017 and beyond.

Would Putin accept Turkish buffer zone in Syria?

Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 | Fehim Tastekin, Columnist

Heavy casualties at al-Bab and the recently released video of IS' burning alive of two Turkish soldiers have not affected Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield.

How Russia views Ankara envoy's assassination

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Following the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Russia’s political and expert communities are mulling over potential masterminds behind the assassination and what responses Moscow has at its disposal.

Could ambassador's slaying bring about Russian-Turkish cooperation?

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 | Vladimir Avatkov, Contributor

Russian and Turkish cooperation in the battle against terrorism could help bring about a more stable Middle East.

Kremlin dilemma: Regain Palmyra or advance on Idlib?

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 | Anton Mardasov, Contributor

Victories in the war on the Islamic State are tempered by setbacks that call for a careful examination of how to proceed.

Is Turkey turning its stern on the West in the Black Sea?

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 | Metin Gurcan, Columnist

The regional power balance could change if Russia and Turkey carry their rapprochement in Syria to the Black Sea.

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