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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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NATO and EU prioritise military mobility as a key area for co-operation

NATO and EU prioritise military mobility as a key area for co-operation

"The Ukrainian Crisis of 2014 heightened Allied concerns about a resurgent and assertive Russia. It underlined the need to be able to rapidly and confidently reinforce a threatened Ally on the periphery of NATO territory, to deter a potential threat and, should deterrence fail, to defend an Ally from an attack"