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Turkey-China Relations: From “Strategic Cooperation” to “Strategic Partnership”?

The signing of a joint communiqué in 2000, which was followed by a flurry of reciprocal visits and an uptick in bilateral trade, set Turkey’s relations with China on a positive trajectory. The relationship began to develop rapidly ten years later, when, during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to Turkey, Ankara and Beijing signed agreements Read More >

How to Dull Turkey’s Autocratic Edge

The European Union and the United States face a remarkably similar set of challenges in dealing with Turkey. They both have long-standing relationships with Ankara and important interests at stake in the country’s future. Yet the arrangements that have historically anchored each of their respective ties with Turkey—the promise of Turkey’s eventual EU accession and Read More >

Stati Uniti: Trump, i gasdotti, la politica estera

Nell’ultimo decennio, l’industria del gas è stata interessata da cambiamenti di grande portata, che non hanno precedenti nella storia recente. La shale gas revolution negli Stati Uniti, la crescita del commercio mondiale di GNL e la costruzione di gasdotti e infrastrutture di trasporto stanno trasformando questa fonte fossile in una commodity sempre più globale. Grazie Read More >

Gulf Politics: The Energy Factor

Few countries in the world can match Iran’s geo-economic and geo-political significance in the global energy markets. The country holds the world’s largest proven natural gas reserves (18.2%) and ranks fourth in oil reserves (9.3%).1 It is a founding member of both the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum Read More >

The Role of Russia in Syria

The partial Russian military pull-out from Syria announced by President Vladimir Putin on March 14 continues to generate considerable commentary. Three interpretations stand out. The first sees Putin as cutting Russian losses, a view echoed by members of the Syrian opposition who have portrayed the pull-out as the result of its armed resistance, although there Read More >

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