In August, fighting in Yemen resumed following the collapse of peace talks, which started on 18 April in Kuwait. All throughout that period, war in this abysmally poor and thoroughly devastated Arab country was not put on hold but proceeded as if placed on a back burner.Read more
What are the most likely repercussions for South East Europe’s energy security after the somewhat ambiguous reconciliation between Ankara and Moscow has re-activated the Turkish Stream pipeline project? Will it challenge the EU energy directives? Will it drive another wedge into the alliance of nations loyal to the concept of an ‘energy union’ and undermine solidarity? Does it really matter or it is not worth consideration? Is it a challenge or an opportunity?Read more
Correction of the Turkish foreign policy priorities open the doorway toward a reshuffle of the fluid regional alliances with a rising possibility of some sort of cooperation between Iran, Russia and Turkey.
What do these countries have in common and what distinguishes them from one another?Read more
The proof that Iran honours its commitment to create a favourable investment climate and lure back foreign capital lies in the signing of confidentiality agreements with brand named International Oil Companies (IOCs) that happened at the end of August.Read more
The price of abrasive offensive at home and in Syria
The mammoth task to find a solution to the five-year civil war in Syria and simultaneously destroy the caliphate-masons from the radical Islamic State (Daesh/ISIS) has become even more complicated with Turkey launching a full-fledged invasion to crush, reportedly, both the IS and the Syrian Kurd’s paramilitary forces.Read more
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