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 Divergent views emerge on future Sahel strategy

Divergent views emerge on future Sahel strategy

Despite the deployment of the G5 force with the backing of France, the Sahel region continues to suffer from regular jihadist attacks. Although France and its allies participated in the G5 summit last week, they appeared to be pursuing diverging courses of action for combating threats from insurgents. 
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Opinion: US-Turkey relations are difficult but enduring

Opinion: US-Turkey relations are difficult but enduring

"The US needs Turkey to counter Russia in the Black Sea region, the Middle East, and the South Caucasus. Turkey can also be useful in the US strategy to contain China", argues Benyamin Poghosyan in this op-ed. However given the number of problems between the two countries US-Turkey relations may normalise, but they will continue to develop in the cooperation/competition framework, he argues.

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From the Kremlin to Rustavi 2, hysterical reactions pose a threat to Georgia

From the Kremlin to Rustavi 2, hysterical reactions pose a threat to Georgia

Georgian politicians of all persuasions, who constantly wrap themselves up in EU and NATO flags, have been acting in a way which makes Georgia look like an unstable banana republic not an aspirant for EU or NATO membership. There seems to be no one in Georgia who is able to exercise restraint on a political class that has got used to shooting from the hip, creating a highly polorised, divided and disillusioned society. The international community now needs to step in and step up.
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NATO's North Atlantic Council meets in Ankara

NATO's North Atlantic Council meets in Ankara

NATO's Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, who is in Turkey for the meeting, on Monday also met with Turkish president Recip Tayip Erdogan. Speaking earlier Stoltenberg said that the NATO allies stand with Turkey as it faces serious security challenges.
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NATO Secretary-General visits Georgia

NATO Secretary-General visits Georgia

Last summer in Brussels, NATO leaders reconfirmed the 2008 Bucharest Summit decision that Georgia will become a member of NATO. In Tbilisi, the Secretary General praised Georgia's progress in making important reforms and encouraged it to continue these efforts.