By Timofei Bordachev, Valdai Club
“In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.”
Henry A. Kissinger
US plan to host Gulf leaders at Camp David for reconciliation meeting may not end row, experts say
By Doug Bandow, National Interest
Washington officials routinely call Turkey a vital ally, yet Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his government have threatened U.S. forces cooperating with Kurdish militias in northern Syria.
The recent escalation of, first the war of words and then physical encounters in the Aegean Sea and off Cyprus, necessitates a new appraisal of Turkey’s policy towards its neighbours and of its liabilities vis-à-vis the European Union and NATO.
Turkey warns that Ankara's relationship with Washington has reached a 'critical point' that would either be 'fixed' or 'totally destroyed.' The U.S. is willing to swallow Turkey's 'chutzpah' as long as it keeps away from Russia
By Zvi Bar'el, Haaretz
By Carol R. Saivetz, Lawfare
Editor’s Note: The relationship between Russia and Turkey has risen and fallen as the two have quarreled over Syria and their respective regional postures in general. MIT's Carol Saivetz examines this relationship and argues that the frayed ties are being repaired—but that there are serious limits to any rapprochement.
By Theodore Pelagidis and Michael Mitsopoulos, Brookings Institute
As Greece seemingly returns to normal, everybody in Athens, Washington, and Brussels hopes to put the whole affair in the rear view mirror, possibly because they know that, at the height of the crisis, neither Greece nor Europe dealt with their respective weaknesses.
By Huda al-Husseini, Al-Arabiya
Is Turkey about to open a military front against Greece? As a matter of fact, hostile statements and recent events in the Aegean have led to fears of a potential conflict between Turkey and Greece.