mecor8Raagini Shekher Sharma
(RIEAS Senior Analyst)

Copyright: @ 2023 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 2 July 2023

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies

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There are two major trade routes connecting Asia with Europe, the traditional Indian Ocean maritime route which has been heavily used historically and at present times also it is the major contributor to the international trade transit and the other trade route is the Eurasian Northern Corridor connecting Russian far East and the East & North East China to Europe through the railways.... Read more

finan8Robert Ellis
(International adviser, Research Institute for European and American Studies. Athens)

Copyright@ https://www.economist.com/

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Faced with ruinous inflation, Turkey’s people should welcome the appointment of Hafize Gaye Erkan as governor of the central bank and Mehmet Simsek as finance minister (“Braking at the cliff’s edge”, June 10th).
The appointments signal a return to economic orthodoxy. However, unless Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s re-elected president, has undergone a change of heart, it’s going to be an uphill struggle.... Read more

erd2According to Hatem Zadek, a Professor at Helwan University, Mediterranean gas can fix what politics has spoiled.

BY ROBERT ELLIS

(The writer is an international adviser at RIEAS (Research Institute for European and American Studies) in Athens)


Copyright @ 2023 https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-746737 (Jerusalem Post 19 June 2023) Posted at RIEAS web site on 19 June 2023.

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Turkey’s newly reelected president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has – on a visit to northern Cyprus – demanded the recognition of the breakaway state as a condition for negotiations on the future of the island. In this case, he is barking up the wrong tree.

Since 1964, when UN peacekeeping forces (UNFICYP) were deployed on the island to prevent fighting between the two population groups – the Greek and Turkish Cypriots – this has developed into one of the world’s longest standing conflicts.... Read more

afmap9Shaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)

Copyright: @ 2023 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 18 June 2023

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On May 27,2023 clashes broke out between Taliban and Iranian forces on their joint border along Afghanistan’s Nimroz province. The recent clashes have contributed to growing tensions between the two countries. 
Since the Taliban’s takeover in August 2021, Iran has been positioning itself to secure its interests in Afghanistan and forge a working relationship with its new rulers. The relations between the Taliban and Tehran are unstable and there are several areas of disagreement between the countries.. Read more

eqaflag9Daniela Cobo G.
(RIEAS Associate and Graduate Student, Webster University Athens)

Copyright: @ 2023 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 11 June 2023

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Ecuador, a country located on the northwest coast of South America, is facing several security challenges related to drug trafficking and organized crime. Its geographical location between Colombia and Peru, two major drug-producing countries, makes it a strategic transit route for drug traffickers. In recent years, criminal organizations, including Mexican drug cartels such as the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, use Ecuador as a transit point for cocaine shipments destined for international markets, particularly the United States and Europe. These cartels take advantage of Ecuador's porous borders, extensive coastline, and strategic position for drug transportation.... Read more

tur236Eugene Kogan
(Security Analyst)

Copyright @ 2023 https://euro-sd.com/2023/05/articles/31849/us-turkey-relations-biden-navigates-difficulties-with-erdogan/
Published at RIEAS on 4 June 2023

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This article highlights several complex issues affecting US–Turkey bilateral relations. The current state of US–Turkey relations can be characterised as tense and rather difficult. Furthermore, there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel that might reduce tensions between these NATO allies.

Introduction: Human Rights or Humans without Rights in Turkey

Since the inauguration of President Biden in January 2021, the US administration has kept its relationship with Turkey to a bare minimum. For the Biden administration, the issue of human rights in Turkey remains very much on the agenda while for President Erdoğan, the issue seems to be a lower priority for his administration. Such behaviour infuriates not just Biden administration officials but also members of the House and the Senate. ... Read more

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