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Turkey, the Kurds, and the US

On January 8, 2020, Posted by , In Middle East, With Comments Off on Turkey, the Kurds, and the US

By Amanda Gach Background Turkey and the United States have been allies since World War I. Turkish-US alliance was essential during the Cold War and Turkey is a key NATO partner today. For decades, Turkey has been fighting against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is deemed a Marxist-separatist guerrilla…

Putin’s Intentions in Eastern Ukraine

On June 27, 2014, Posted by , In Brian Preece,Europe, By ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Putin’s Intentions in Eastern Ukraine

Moscow simply will not tolerate a Ukrainian government that is not at least somewhat malleable to Russia’s interests. If Ukraine cooperates with Russia, it is certain that the eastern revolts will fade with time. If Ukraine spites its larger neighbor, the chaos will continue. By feeding the unrest, Moscow manages to keep a hook in Kiev’s mouth, allowing it to pull their victim in whatsoever direction it so chooses.