The Kremlin is sending a clear message that it is ready and willing to use Yerevan and Damascus as a pawn in its latest geostrategic game. In the era of Russian military adventurism, in the absence of democratic accountability over the Russia's armed forces, and in the prevailing atmosphere of vindictiveness, the threats to the fragile balance in the region are dire. Turkey is a capstone of NATO southern flank. The escalation of tensions between Russia and Turkey is likely to have significant long-term geopolitical and economic consequences not just for the two countries, but for the entire region and beyond, including NATO and the United States. Join us while we address these issues and more.
More About the Speakers
Keynote Remarks by
Deputy Chief of Mission of the Republic of Turkey to the United States
Followed by Panel Discussion with
Director, Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Ariel Cohen, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics (CENRG)
and Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)
President of the Turkish Institute for Progress (TIP)
Stephen Blank, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow for Russia, American Foreign Policy Council
Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, The Heritage Foundation