As most Syrians stil grapple with a full-scale humanitarian crisis afer ten years of destruction, regional powers are competing to secure influence on the country’s reconstruction, and future balance.
- Domestic instability in Armenia (and Georgia), a geopolitical “upgrading” for Azerbaijan. A discussion on the consequences of the latest Caucasus war with analyst Giuliano Bifolchi.
- The new US administration may well change its approach to Turkey, yet Erdoğan’s regime is unlikely to significantly review the foundations of its self-assigned macro-regional role— that of a revisionist player, ready to embark on a number of political and military adventures to assert its power and “right the wrongs of colonialism”. Yet someone, at some point, will call the bluff. So claims historian Kerem Öktem, a leading scholar on contemporary Turkish history and politics, in this talk with Reset DOC discussing AKP’s foreign policy in the age of Biden.
- A long unresolved crisis explodes again. Russia’s (and the world’s) indifference hint to the most obvious result, at the expense of thousands of civilians.
- Church and State have always been intertwined in Russia: under Tsarism God was inextricably linked to the Tsar. However recently all this has begun to change. Last year many Orthodox supporters took part in the pro democracy protests in Moscow: religious opposition to Putin is growing, there can be no doubt of that, but what this means for a government that is so intimately intertwined with the Russian Orthodox church is unclear.
- From Khodorkovsky to Navalny, the invisible hand behind an endless series of political aggressions
- As EU foreign ministers meet in Berlin, they have no easy option to respond to the double crisis at its Eastern doors. ECFR’s Gustav Gressel explains why.
- With the US completely out of the scene, the military operation against the Kurds consolidates the two clear protagonists of the new Great Game: Turkey and Russia. The Kurdish question remains, once again, unanswered.
- The “special mould” of PCI leaders: truth or illusion? Siegmund Ginzberg looks back at some of the protagonists ot Italy’s Left
- As the fall season starts to kick in in Russia, the streets of Moscow and other major cities are still heated up by activists and demonstrators that over the past couple of months have been contesting the power of President Vladimir Putin.