Putin-Erdogan Meeting Aims to Organise Differences and Shorten the Gap between Allies
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Putin-Erdogan Meeting Aims to Organise Differences and Shorten the Gap between Allies

In the first week of the month of October the US informed Turkey and Russia of its intention to withdraw from north-east Syria (NES). Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan pulled out a plan prepared over a year ago to move forces into NES and take control of cities like Manbij, Ain al-Arab and Ras al-Ayn:…

Africa Needs Russia More Than Ever, And This Week’s Sochi Summit Proves It
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Africa Needs Russia More Than Ever, And This Week’s Sochi Summit Proves It

The roughly three dozen African heads of state who will travel to Sochi later this week to attend the first-ever Russia-Africa Summit realize that the comprehensive expansion of relations with the Eurasian Great Power gives them a competitive edge in the New Cold War and can help them thwart the many plots associated with the…