Vladimir Odintsov

Why Isn’t Turkey Putting the S-400 Into Service?


As we know, Russia and Turkey signed a contract for Moscow to supply Ankara with S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in 2017. On October 23, 2019, Rosoboronexport reported that Russia had fulfilled this contract ahead of schedule by supplying all elements of S-400 systems to Turkey, including missiles, and Turkey had fully paid for the contract. As a result…

A Strategic Rapprochement between Beijing and Moscow Accelerates


Twenty years ago, President Vladimir Putin and Chairman Jiang Zemin signed one of the most important international agreements in the post-Soviet history of Russia – the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation. The concept of a traditional lasting…

Bilateral Ties between Egypt and Russia Grow Steadily


Despite many factors that have attempted to alter the balance of power in the Arab world, and the Middle East, in recent decades, including “color revolutions” imposed on the region from outside, Egypt remains an influential state, both in the Arab world and on the African continent. Russian leadership aspires to reinforce the country’s diplomatic, economic…

Chaos in Afghanistan is of No Use to Anyone


After the United States and its NATO allies announced that they would withdraw their troops from Afghanistan, civil unrest in the nation has been growing, seemingly having reached a boiling point. The Taliban (ed. note: an organization banned in the Russian FederationDahJTkfw has seized new territories and claimed that it controls 85% of Afghanistan. Its members did not even wait…

Turkish Intelligence Establishes its Own Laws in Central Asia


The so-called “disappearance” of Orhan Inandı, president of the Kyrgyz-Turkish Lyceum network, in Kyrgyzstan is adding new details, which put both the so-called “Western democracy fighters” and Ankara’s demonstrative disregard for international norms and the sovereignty of independent states, stealing their political opponents abroad with the patronage…

Joe Biden Picks Up the Baton from Barack Obama


Barack Obama, the once US President, member of the Democratic Party, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, fought four wars. Republican Donald Trump who succeeded him preferred not to increase the number of war zones and conflicts involving the United States Armed Forces. It is thus not surprising that some members of the international community…

Erdogan Changes the Political Landscape


At the end of June, one of the leading Jordanian news- papers, Assabeel, published an article about how Erdogan “is returning Turkey back to a leading role in the international arena”, and listed what the publication considers the most successful steps of the Turkish leader in recent years. In particular, it is noted that he defused a significant part…

Has the Muslim Brotherhood Allowed Turkey to Expand its Foothold in Libya?


It is common knowledge that in recent years, Libya has become a camp of sorts where units of practically all leading terrorist organizations are stationed. And each of them wants its share of influence in this country. One of the key destabilizing elements is the presence of members of the Muslim Brotherhood movement…

Thoughts on the Future Relations between the US and Israel


It will probably not come as a surprise to anyone that, following the change of administration in the White House, relations between the US and Israel have taken a turn for the worse. Similarly, it  is no secret that this factor greatly contributed to political downfall of Benjamin Netanyahu, who the Israelis felt had been in power for long…

Algeria’s Political Vectors


Algeria remains one of the few countries in the Arab world that has retained the ability to conduct an independent foreign policy and has not been affected by destabilization. The situation in this country remains relatively stable, despite the noticeable deterioration of its economic situation and the decline in the cost of energy resources on world markets, the fall of Algerian gas production…

Are They Going to Look for the Founder of Sapat Who went Missing in Bishkek?


The reader will recall the hysterical commentary from Washington and the EU almost immediately after the detention in Minsk of Roman Protasevich,  the founder of the Telegram channel NEXTA, the calls from the West to discuss this issue at the highest international level, and the imposition of draconian sanctions against Belarus. However…

Turkey Actively Seeks to Strengthen its Influence over Georgia


Two years ago, former Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, during the August 12, 2019 celebration of the Georgian holiday of Didgoroba, thundered to all in attendance that “the Battle of Didgoroba continues for every one of the Georgians.” To make these words clear to everyone, we recall 1121, when the King…

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