Syria

Pavel Baev 12 Jan 2018
(EDM) Premature announcements of political triumphs often result in negative blowback, but Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration of victory in the Syrian war was debunked particularly swiftly (see EDM, January 11, 2018). Putin’s definition of victory included three key points: asserting the legitimacy of Bashar al-Assad’s regime and its control over most of Syria’s territory; strengthening the partnership with Turkey and Iran as the...
Tags: Baev, Russia, Syria
Pavel Baev 28 Nov 2017
(EDM) The meeting of three presidents—Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani—in Sochi last Wednesday (November 22), was supposed to mark a triumph for Russian foreign policy. But instead, the trilateral summit sent confusing signals and left mixed feelings. A day before the get-together, Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad arrived in Russia; Putin was photographed giving al-Assad a...
Andrey Makarychev 27 Nov 2017
(Geopolitics) Abstract: This article uses approaches embedded in practical and popular geopolitics for analysing how Russia capitalizes on the refugee crisis to redefine Europe. Two of Russia’s European policies are at the centre of this analysis: 1) Moscow’s direct appeal to Russian-speaking communities, and 2) the Kremlin’s liaisons with Eurosceptic parties of national conservative background. The main questions these two policies...
Pavel Baev 03 Oct 2017
(EDM) The working dinner in Ankara, last Thursday (September 27), between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, was not a productive affair or a cordial meeting of minds. Erdoğan announced it immediately after speaking with United States President Donald Trump in New York, so there were expectations of a new step forward in Turkey and Russia harmonizing the de-escalation and de-conflicting processes in Syria....
Volodymyr Dubovyk 07 Aug 2017
Donald Trump has been the president of the United States for half a year. Over this time, observers have been trying to see through the cloud of his often controversial and conflicting statements at what might constitute his true vision of international relations. Trump’s recent speech in Warsaw was the best window into his outlook. Although he provided some good answers, the feeling after the speech was that now we have more questions than answers...
Two PONARS Eurasia members contributed to the special issue of Pathways to Peace and Security, "Addressing Terrorism, Violent Extremism and Radicalization: Perspectives from Russia and the United States," published by Russia’s Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). The volume is an academic effort, involving nine Russian and eight U.S. researchers, to explore the substance, underlying drivers,...
Dmitry Gorenburg 26 May 2017
(RMR blog) In what seems to have become an annual tradition, I was on the Blog Talk Radio show Midrats this week, talking about the Russian military, Russian political developments, Russian relations with the United States and China, and the like. The recording is now available on the show’s website. The show description is as follows: Episode 385: Springtime for Russia? To say that the profile of Russia since the American elections last fall...
Erik Herron 24 May 2017
(WRNR Talk Radio) Erik Herron discusses Russia, U.S.-Russian relations, Syria, Chechnya, Vladimir Putin's domestic political system, Russia's undermining of Western institutions, the situation in Turkey, Donald Trump's orientation on foreign interventions, Trump campaign-Russia relations, Russian disinformation, China's global engagements, human rights, and more (starting at timestamp 27:30). Listen here © WRNR Talk Radio

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