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  • Who is Eurasia? The Advent of Politics into Geography

    One of the very first things I have learned after starting the school was “Turkey is a bridge between Europe and Asia.” This metaphor of “bridge” has been one of the basic official mottos of the Turkish Republic to help its citizens feel closer or even part Europe -so the Western world. This motto did

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  • The Cracks in the Russia-China Tandem

    Discussions on energy security and its geostrategic ramifications continue to be topical for a wide range of states and business stakeholders. For many foreign policymakers, Eurasia, in the first decade of this century, has become the focal point for evolving and future geopolitical strategies. BY Assoc. Professor RICHARD ROUSSEAU | SEPTEMBER 19th, 2012 China, Russia

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  • Russia and its Energy Monopolies

    In 1990s, due to the lack of economic independence, Russia was not able to play an active role in international affairs. The country was highly dependent on donations from the United States and Europe. Oil production had dropped by 50% after the collapse of communism. As much as Russia was willing to repair the damages of

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  • My Dying Mother: Russia’s Depopulation Crisis and its Consequences

    Our dear Mother Russia is sick and dying. Power remains as centralized as ever, and the public is still unable to rely on this centrality for security and health benefits.  The inability of the Russian government to address the issues surrounding the health of its country has resulted in an unprecedented health crisis never seen

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  • Regional Energy Projects for Georgia – Turkey – Russia Relations

    In July 2011, Turkey hosted an international conference to discuss navigation security issues in the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits. Ankara has announced its intention of working with foreign oil companies to create a fund for protecting the Turkish Straits against accidents. BY ZURAB GARAKANIDZE | June 2012 The cost of this plan may exceed US$30 billion,

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  • Bacha Khan and Nonviolence: Hope for Peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    It was a historical day that Bacha Khan (1890 – 1988) was born in the strategic tall mountains of Pashtun land located on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Bacha Khan is also known as, Abdul Ghafar Khan, Fakhr-e-Afghan, non-violent Muslim soldier of Islam and a man to match his mountains. When Bacha Khan was

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  • India and Israel Strategic Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities

    Today’s strategic environment provides boundless space for  both the international and regional actors to understand, share and cooperate with each other in order to protect and secure their own national interest and maintain strategic stability within their own region. Every nation in the international affairs has its own strategic significance against another in terms of

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  • The Tortuous Sino-Russian Arms Trade

    The history of Russian-Chinese relations are full of turnarounds and mutual distrust, even disdain at times A century of unequal treaties between the two countries, resulting in Russia’s encroachment on China’s sovereignty and ideological tensions dating back to the 1960s, have left deep marks on the consciences of policymakers on both sides. BY ASSOC. PROF. RICHARD

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  • Azerbaijan and the Iran Crisis: Stuck in the Middle

    The crisis between Iran and the Western powers continues to escalate. Sanctions, wargames, and the ‘covert war’ being conducted against the Iranian nuclear programme has heightened tensions and raised the risk of a regionally destabilising war. BY ALEX JACKSON | APRIL 19, 2012 Most analysis has focused on the implications of the crisis for the

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  • So Where’s the Change in Russia?

    Vladimir Putin got, and may have partly arranged, the election result he required: a mandate for more of the same, despite the protests of those demanding overall reform and the democracy that could drive reform BY JEAN RADVANYI | APRIL 07, 2012 Russia won’t have a colour revolution. The rallies on 5 and 10 March called

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  • Perfect Nuclear Storm Waiting to Happen in Russia’s Northwest Region

    The large-scale nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has acted as a wakeup call for the international community, engendering deep reflection on the consequences of using nuclear energy. The maintenance and servicing of nuclear plants either currently in operation or under construction, and the dismantling of those already decommissioned or on their

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  • What else is new in Russia?

    The news wires are eager to report how many thousands protested in the aftermath of the Russian Duma election on Dec. 4. Some are even inflating the figures, leading to misperceptions that something is changing in the land of the Muscovites. BY SUAT KINIKLIOGLU | DECEMBER 24, 2011. Needless to say, there is an element

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  • Putin’s Eurasian Union: Geopolitical Repositioning

    On 24th of September 2011, during the United Russia congress in Moscow Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ended all the speculations on his candidacy for the Presidency of Russia. Putin announced that he will run for president next March in presidential elections that could extend his rule until 2024. Vladimir Putin served as President of

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