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A Battle for Influence in the Caucasus

Russia, Turkey, and Iran compete for control of the region's ethnic and religious landscape.

Global security
A Battle for Influence in the Caucasus

Russia, Iran, and Turkey in Central Asia: A Nexus of Minor Tensions

When it comes to Syria's war, Moscow-Tehran-Ankara dynamics have been in the headlines....

Central Asia

By Ignoring its Allies, the West Empowers its Enemies in Syria

Turkey's operations in Syria are informed by the twin domestic threats of Kurdish separatist and Islamist terrorism....

Syria

Religion, Conflict, and Geopolitics in 2017

As a new presidential administration takes the reins in Washington, and as the UK begins exiting the EU, 2017 promises to bring dr...

CRG report

Why Syria’s Future Can Only be Secured by a Multinational Stabilisation Force

The Syrian civil war is three conflicts in one: a proxy war, a popular uprising, and a counter-extremism struggle....

Syria
The UN Security Council after a vote to approve a Russian-Turkish peace plan for Syria, 31 December 2016.

Turkey's Twin Terror Threat

Turkey is at war with extremism on two fronts, religious and political....

Turkey

Turkey Needs Our Solidarity and Support

Turkey faces twin terror threats and is a victim of regular violence....

Turkey

Why Would ISIS Target Istanbul?

At least 42 people were killed in an attack on Istanbul's main international airport, with Turkish authorities blaming ISIS....

Turkey

Why Would al-Shabaab Target Turkey?

Close diplomatic and economic ties between Somalia and Turkey undermine the militant group's operations on its home turf.

Turkey

Who Gains from the Russia-Turkey Crisis?

Moscow-Ankara tensions are the worst they have been in a century....

Global security

Turkey's Dilemma in Syria

The bombing in Ankara on 10 October, which killed 102 people, shows the threat Turkey faces as it seeks to manage the perceived th...

Turkey

In Defeat, Erdogan Shows Respect for Democracy

The Turkish election results have implications not only for democracy in Turkey, but also for the wider Muslim world....

Turkey

The War Next Door: How Syria Is Shaping Politics in Turkey

Four years on, the Syrian war continues to foment a concerning rise in religious prejudice and violence in neighbouring Turkey, al...

Turkey