Diplomacy is not enough if it is not matched up with forceful deeds and this should be spelled out to Russia
It was on economic issues, but they quickly moved toward more political issues, and then these protests merged with violent groups
But the important thing is that Moscow's agenda needs to be at the core of the negotiations.
Despite soaring inflation rates and dwindling currency reserves, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains committed to the Turkish Growth Model. Beyond monetary policy, Turkish foreign policy is being recalibrated to account for the country’s political, business, and economic interests.
So the killing of Soleimani, I think it certainly constrained Iran's capabilities. He was the tip of Iran's spear in the Middle East and the places where Iran wields enormous influence - in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. So, his absence has certainly been felt.
I'm not sure I could identify a single significant problem in the world today - Syria, Hong Kong, what to do about Russia and Ukraine, how to deal with a broken Israeli-Palestinian peace process, what to do about Iran's putative nuclear weapons program - that has an end state or anything that remotely resembled a comprehensive solution
Featuring Rosa Balfour and Corinna Hörst, the WIIS Brussels’s final podcast of 2021 highlights these experts’s experiences in the worlds of academia and European affairs. The episode also looks back on the challenges of European security, defense, and foreign affairs in 2021, and looks forward to the new year.
What is at stake is the post-Cold War era. Russia does not want to give up its control or influence over eastern Europe, whether it is Ukraine, Belarus, or Azerbaijan.
The United Arab Emirates are upset that the United States seems to be infringing on their sovereignty and that there are too many restrictions on this deal.
Essentially what's at stake here is the post-Cold War era, and Russia does not want to give up its control and its influence over this part of the West, this part of Eastern Europe