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      New year, new leaf? What to watch in Turkey in 2016
      Jan04

      New year, new leaf? What to watch in Turkey in 2016

      The Turkey of a decade ago was at a very different crossroads. That Turkey had met the European Union’s “Copenhagen political criteria,” a set of democracy- and governance-related requirements that EU candidates had to meet, and had started accession negotiations. That Turkey’s economy was just beginning to take off. For the first...

      The danger of Russian and Turkish competitive machismo in Syria
      Dec01

      The danger of Russian and Turkish competitive machismo in Syria

      The downing of a Russian jet by Turkish fighters has brought the dangers posed by Moscow’s intervention in Syria into sharp relief. While the Russian and Turkish Presidents trade insults and display their competitive machismo, the world faces the prospect of a military crisis between Russia and NATO. Although we do not yet know what...

      Clash of the Titans brings down a Russian jet
      Nov25

      Clash of the Titans brings down a Russian jet

      Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet on the Syrian border on Wednesday has sparked a debate over whether this incident could lead to a full-fledged military confrontation between the two countries. The close economic interdependence that bolsters the current Turkish-Russian relationship would seem an incentive for both sides to keep the...

      Russia’s perhaps-not-real super torpedo
      Nov18

      Russia’s perhaps-not-real super torpedo

      On November 10, a Russian television broadcast of a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and some of his senior military officers revealed a “secret” plan for a long-range, nuclear-armed torpedo called Status-6. The broadcast on state-run Channel One showed a diagram of the torpedo, filmed over the shoulder of a Russian officer. According to...

      What is the Russian military good for?
      Nov04

      What is the Russian military good for?

      The Russian military intervention in Syria—launched in a great rush just over a month ago—came as a surprise; perhaps not as shocking as the swift occupation and annexation of Crimea, but a surprise nevertheless. But does Russia’s ability to surprise and to project force in Syria prove, as Garret Campbell claims, that Western attempts “to...

      Ukraine’s long Russian entanglement
      Oct30

      Ukraine’s long Russian entanglement

      Marvin Kalb, a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and veteran journalist, discusses his new book “Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine and the New Cold War” (Brookings Institution Press, 2015). “I think since 1991 at the end of the Soviet Union, the end of Communism as a global philosophy, Ukrainians have come to understand that...

      Ukraine’s long Russian entaglement
      Oct30

      Ukraine’s long Russian entaglement

      Marvin Kalb, a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and veteran journalist, discusses his new book “Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine and the New Cold War” (Brookings Institution Press, 2015). “I think since 1991 at the end of the Soviet Union, the end of Communism as a global philosophy, Ukrainians have come to understand that...

      Forget Russia, European energy security begins at home
      Oct28

      Forget Russia, European energy security begins at home

      With Russian-European relations at a low ebb, now is a tricky time to push forward a new energy agreement between the two. Nevertheless, on September 4, a consortium of energy companies—including Gazprom, Shell, ENGIE, OMV, BASF, and E.ON—signed a shareholders’ agreement on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. With a total capacity of 55 billion...

      One more time on avoiding a new Cold War
      Oct27

      One more time on avoiding a new Cold War

      I do not want to unduly extend my debate with Jeremy Shapiro and Sam Charap about the trade-off between avoiding a new Cold War and negotiating with Russia over Ukraine. Their most recent blog post, however, misses two key points. Paying dues First, the Budapest Memorandum—in which Russia, Britain, and the United States committed to respect...

      Putin’s Crimean gamble: Russia, Ukraine, and the  new Cold War
      Oct26

      Putin’s Crimean gamble: Russia, Ukraine, and the new Cold War

      Event Information October 26, 2015 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDTFalk Auditorium Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 Register for the Event Since the time of Catherine the Great, Crimea has been a global tinderbox. Most recently, the world was stunned when the forces of Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded...