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21Feb/21

Rival American Allies: Turkey and Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean

Boms, N., & Ulusoy, K. (2021). Rival American Allies: Turkey and Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean. Estudos Internacionais: Revista De relações Internacionais Da PUC Minas8(4), 151-165. https://doi.org/10.5752/P.2317-773X.2020v8n4p151-165

Abstract

The contemporary dynamics between Israel and Turkey have been confronta-tional at recent times though this doesn’t seem to affect the relations in other areas as the trade balance advancing towards the $8 million shows. This article focuses on the relations between Israel and Turkey within the context of the East Mediterranean geopolitics. Reviewing its shift from a quasi-alliance to a stiff geopolitical rivalry in the region, the article explores scenarios for near future. Keywords: Israel. Turkey. East Mediterranean geopolitics.

DOI: 10.5752/P.2317-773X.2020v8.n4.p151

22Sep/20

The Syria conflict: Latest developments

Before it began, 2020 was assessed to be the last year of the Syrian civil war, which erupted in 2011. This turned out to be either wishful thinking or an overly optimistic assumption which fell victim to the Coronavirus. As the year approaches its end, the conflict is still there, with most of the same domestic and foreign actors – the Assad regime and its opposition, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Israel, the United States and various Jihadi groups. What are the military and political pictures?

Panel: – Jonathan Hessen, Host.

– Amir Oren, Analyst.

– Prof. Zeev Khanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities.

– Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow, Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University.

05May/20

Syria vs Turkey amid the Coronavirus crisis

The entire Middle East seems to be focused on the coronavirus crisis. While the spreading contagion is indeed a major issue everywhere, it is not the only one. In northern Syria, the Assad regime and Turkey are still in conflict, with various other powers involved directly or indirectly.

To look at this persistent problem, which will probably outlast even, the pandemic we invite:

– Jonathan Hessen, Host.

– Amir Oren, Analyst.

– Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, Research Fellow, Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University. –

– Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow, Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University.

27Nov/18

Faux retour au calme sur le Golan – interview on the Occurrences in the other side of the Golan heights

 

Avec la reconquête du Sud syrien par l’armée d’Assad, l’Etat hébreu s’inquiète de la présence iranienne à ses portes.

De l’autre côté de la frontière, protégée par une clôture en fer et des tranchées antichars remontant à la guerre israélo-arabe de 1973 (Kippour), le drapeau syrien flotte de nouveau. Quelques mois plus tôt, c’était ceux de groupes rebelles et djihadistes que l’on apercevait au loin. Ici, à Kuneitra, sur la partie du Golan occupée par Israël depuis 1967, qui l’a annexée en 1981, en violation du droit international, nous sommes sur l’unique point de passage entre les deux pays.

Quatre ans après sa fermeture, il a été rouvert, en octobre, uniquement pour la Force des Nations unies chargée d’observer le désengagement (Fnuod). Celle-ci a pour mandat de veiller au respect du cessez-le-feu entre Israël et la Syrie. Les casques bleus ont réinvesti leur base et patrouillent – seulement deux heures par jour, pour l’instant. La communauté druze, à cheval sur les deux pays, attend avec impatience de pouvoir de nouveau envoyer ses jeunes étudier à Damas et y vendre ses pommes. Continue reading