Cher Vladimir Putin, the European
Sitting pretty as he heads into summer, Russia’s President is ready to capitalize on any new Transatlantic rifts.
Pipeline Politics Turkey’s Energy Ambitions
At first glance, Turkey seems more dependent on Russian energy than ever. But Erdogan is playing a more complicated game.
The Russia-Turkish-Iran Axis Less Than Meets the Eye
If an alliance is forming between Ankara, Moscow, and Tehran, it’s a flimsy one at best.
European Expansion The EU Embrace
The excitement over EU enlargement has faded, but the benefits of Europe’s institutions already extend past its borders.
Black Sea Camaraderie Turkey’s Ukrainian Gambit
Even as it warms towards Russia, Turkey is strengthening its ties with Ukraine. When will Moscow notice?
Getting Serious Russia in Syria: What Next?
In the short-term Putin can shrug off the U.S. strikes, but Russia’s long-term strategy in Syria is coming under strain.
Russia's Influence Game Who’s Playing Whom?
A Bosnian referendum shows Russia’s influence in the Balkans—as well as its limits.
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