The common denominator between Russia and Turkey is that they are both descendants of two Euro-Asian empires, but they have been excluded - both procedural and historical - from the arrangements of the Western European house, since the end of the Second World War and the Cold War, to the present day. If we add the current situation of divergence between the Atlantic system and Moscow, along with careful dealing between the system itself and Turkey, then we will see one of the determinants of the Russian-Turkish rapprochement, which can upset geopolitical equations, if it goes ahead.
The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), is trying hard to win a Kurdish entity in the north of Syria, in a format that has not yet been determined definitively
"Do not be too optimistic, do not expect miracles"; these were the words of Staffan de Mistura, on the eve of the latest round of Geneva talks in search of a political solution for the Syrian chronical tragedy
In his final speech, Barack Obama admitted that his country has fell behind in racial issues in the last eight years, namely his two presidential terms. He said: "Before my election, there was talks about post-racial America", adding: “Such a vision, however well-intended, was never realistic.”
Once the curtains went down on the Astana conference, it seemed that the chances of ending the Syrian slaughter, and opening the horizon towards a political transition process were instantly weak, with the regime and its Iranians allies tending to attempt achieving a decisive military victory, and follow-up on forced reconciliations and systemic displacements, threatening both Moscow’s and Astana’s declarations.
Since its victory in February 1979, the Islamic revolution in Iran raised the slogan of "exporting the revolution." This slogan was a gateway to destabilize the Gulf region and then to start the eight-year war between Iran and Iraq in the early 1980s
Six years ago, a peaceful popular movement was launched in Syria, calling for reforms and demanding restrictions on the security services’ infiltration in the lives of all citizens. The regime responded with absolute violence, pushing the protests to turn quickly into a revolution
Unlike his predecessor Obama, the US President Donald Trump has expressed his desire to create safe zones in Syria. Earlier on the Syrian opposition has had requested the same
One year on the direct Russian military intervention in Syria, the first signs of change in the Russian position appeared; a change that the opponents of the Syrian regime were counting on, and hoped to happen, since Russia took the role of a strong ally to the regime, to become its partner in war, and the touchstone that ensured its continuation and survival.
The new Turkish political moves, most notably the Russian-Turkish reconciliation of last summer, and its subsequent moves, preoccupied all the forces of the Syrian revolution with all their varieties, and all those interested in the Syrian situation, so that Turkey, which has engaged early in the Syrian conflict