Russian influence

Russia crowds out Turkey in post-war Caucasus

Having brokered a cease-fire deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Vladimir Putin is now giving priority to the development of transport links in the conflict-ridden region.

Fehim Tastekin | Russian influence | janv. 15, 2021
al-monitor Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) holds a meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan (L) and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region's future at the Kremlin in Moscow on Jan. 11, 2021. Photo by MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images.

Is Turkey on course of foreign policy shift with pan-Turkist flavor?

Ankara appears to be mulling a US-friendly foreign policy revision to counter Iran and Russia in the Caucasus and Black Sea regions, but such a shift will not be without geopolitical risks elsewhere.

Metin Gurcan | Russian influence | déc. 24, 2020

Turkish defense industry risks big damage from US sanctions

The US sanctions targeting Turkey’s defense industry agency may be seen as rather mild by some observers, but they threaten to deprive Turkey of key military technology should they last more than a year.

Metin Gurcan | Sanctions | déc. 16, 2020

How Russia is preparing in Syria for Biden’s presidency

Moscow is hoping the final months of outgoing President Donald Trump's presidency will allow it an opportunity to reinforce its positions in Syria.

Anton Mardasov | Russian influence | déc. 14, 2020

Turkey’s Erdogan blasts ‘disrespectful’ US sanctions plan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to reports that Washington is planning on imposing sanctions over Turkey's purchase of Russian-made missile systems.

Al-Monitor Staff | Sanctions | déc. 11, 2020