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Russia’s withdrawal; Will it garner favor with the Western alliance?

Aug 26, 2008 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Georgia’s aspirations to NATO membership could affect the sustainability and success of the alliance in Afghanistan. During April’s NATO summit in Bucharest, Russia committed to support NATO’s supply lines to Afghanistan across Russian Federation territory. While American troops’ supply lines run mainly through Pakistan, Russian cooperation is no little thing. After the NATO foreign ministers held an emergency meeting last week in Brussels amidst the fighting between Georgia and Russia, they issued a strongly worded statement saying that there will be no “business as usual” until all Russian troops withdraw from all parts of Georgia. Then Moscow announced its suspension of all military cooperation with NATO.

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Turkey’s regional influence; Perhaps too much to handle

Aug 12, 2008 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Nearly two weeks after Iran refused to yield to the demand by Germany, France, Britain, Russia, China and the United States that it stop developing nuclear technology that can lead to a nuclear weapon, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will travel to a NATO country for the first time. Turkish President Abdullah Gul will meet the Iranian leader on Thursday in Istanbul. While Iran’s influence as a regional power has undeniably been enhanced by standing against the threats of new sanctions and continuing its nuclear program, Mr. Ahmadinejad’s visit to Turkey will further that image.

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