Tag Archives: Russia

Some background on Turkey within the Middle East conflicts

Today seems like a good day to link to two of my older (March 2014 and October 2015) posts about Turkey. Mostly I talk about Turkey within the context of wider regional conflicts and history, but these posts may get you … Continue reading

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Another post on America’s role in the Middle East (or lack thereof)

I just picked up this morning’s Wall Street Journal and was surprised to see an article on the front page of the “Review” section that echoed my own thoughts about what’s happening in the Middle East right now. (It made me … Continue reading

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Russia, Syria, Ukraine, and Turkey: And so it begins

I hardly know where to start with this post; so many bits of knowledge are swimming around in my head. First, I think something really significant is happening in the Middle East right now. Lots of pieces that have been … Continue reading

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The Russia–Ukraine–Syria connection (and why Turkey may be in crisis next)

Sometimes looking at a map can tell you a lot.  Take a look at this map, for example.  It shows that Russia is a largely landlocked country.  Unless you count its far northern shores deep inside the Arctic Circle. Vladimir … Continue reading

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