The U.S. and Israel seem to underestimate Iran, believing that an invasion will overthrow the ayatollah regime, to be replaced by “Democrats”.
August 1, 2012
Amid rising civil clashes in Syria, the confrontation between Iran and the West continues, yet with different shades. Constant meetings and consultations will not resolve Iran’s nuclear problem, indeed, but will possibly put off Israel’s military plans which increasingly gain force nowadays.
The new organization first targets the Arab world, which Turkey is eager to attract under the “democracy protection” cover.
July 28, 2012
Turkey is trying to become a more active player in the Near East, voicing ideas which then appear to be alarming, if not dangerous. Complete failure of the foreign policy pushes Ankara to seeking new ways of implementing the “neo-Osmanism”. This, first of all, assumes the endorsement of caliphate and restoration of the following title:
The trouble of various groupings is that lacking education and breadth of mind, they have no idea of the whole world devoid of division into followers and opponents of Allah.
July 18, 2012
Islamic fundamentalism is getting increasingly nastier, if not horrible. The last move was destruction of ancient shrines in Timbuktu. According to BBC, Islamist militants of Ansar Dine are ready to destroy all monuments they believe violate the Shariah law. The militants have already smashed two tombs in the well-known Djingareyber mosque, the locals say.
Today, Turkey needs to ensure support by both U.S. and Russia, which is now regaining the status of a world power.
July 13, 2012
Russian-Turkish ties have been recently facing serious jeopardy named Syria and Iran. Syria is a major challenge, indeed, being a chief hub for almost all regional hydrocarbon transportation projects. The real transporter of oil and gas from Near East to Europe is namely Syria and not Turkey, which now tosses about in its foreign policy.
Syria is a suitable spring-board in case of intervention into Iran; if Asad steps down, the path to Tehran will be much easier.
July 12, 2012
As expected, the recent meeting in Geneva on Syria yielded no results. No party was eager to assume responsibility for Bashar al-Asad’s dismissal; this provision was never mentioned. The opposition was indeed discontented, its major demand being immediate resignation of the Syrian president and transfer of the power to namely opposition, which has been known so far only by terrorist attacks and persecution of Christians and Shia.
Coming to power, Socialists began to rectify the history they believed had been wrong.
July 11, 2012
The situation turned out to be an expected one: François Hollande preferred relations with Turkey to the Armenian issue. At a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius declared: “As to events of 1915, we will not demonstrate the position of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy’s administration.”
Radical forces in Turkey claim that Ajaria allegedly has been originally Turkish territory which Georgia occupied 100 years ago.
July 11, 2012
Georgia's foreign policy is based on three major points: U.S. opinion, Azerbaijan and Turkey's moves, and anti-Russian statements. Also, the latters sometimes seem to reflect Saakashvili's personal dislike after the disgraceful August 2008 rather than actual attitude of the Georgian society.
How could Eduard Shevardnadze, an experienced and smart politician fail to see young Saakashvili’s inclination for “leadership” bringing the country to a disaster.
July 11, 2012
The “Old Fox”, former president of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze came up with another, yet somewhat belated sensational statement. In an interview with Asaval Dasavali paper he declared that his “worst ever fault before the people and the country is transfer of the power to Mikheil Saakashvili”.
Meanwhile, sanctions basically hit Europe harder than Iran, particularly given the current oil price decline, which tends to continue.
June 23, 2012
Another round of talks between the six world powers and Iran failed to reach consensus on Tehran’s nuke program. The parties did not manage to come to an agreement in principle, their stances being absolutely opposite. Iran believes it has the right for nuclear energy, and he can’t be denied this, while the West opposes it, stirred by Israel’s artificial concerns.
Baku blames the European Parliament for conniving at Armenian lobby which “uses every opportunity to slander” Azerbaijan.
June 2, 2012
Azerbaijan’s hopes that the Eurovision Song Contest would open wide if not the whole world but at least Europe for it, were not to come true.The European eyes did not fail to notice Aliyev’s dictatorship behind a pompous façade. According to some estimates, Azerbaijan spent USD 3 billion to host the Eurovision; still, the resolution on "Violation of human rights, democracy and the rule of law" adopted by the European Parliament on May 24 says that all actions aimed at suppressing the freedom of expression and assembly in Azerbaijan should stop immediately. Azerbaijan's hosting of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in its capital Baku on May 26 should be an opportunity for it to show its commitment to democracy and human rights, it adds.