Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with UAE National Security Advisor Tahnun bin Zayed al-Nahyan in Ankara on August 18. Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

Russia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. The intelligence services organize and investigate

Commentary: The Kremlin is taking steps to strengthen the Russian secret services vis-a-vis Turkey, and is watching closely as Ankara and Abu Dhabi try to turn a new page after eight years of icy relations

Russian servicemen are seen on August 10 during a joint exercise with Tajik and Uzbek troops at a training ground in Tajikistan near the Afghan border. Photo: Nozim Kalandarov/TASS via Reuters

Russia and Central Asian countries in the aftermath of the Taliban victory

Commentary: The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan offers Russia opportunities to deepen its regional influence, with the Central Asian countries gradually expanding their dependence on Russia for security reasons. Meanwhile, India, Pakistan and Turkey are among those monitoring developments in Afghanistan 

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Post-Afghanistan intelligence and geopolitics

Commentary: There are growing concerns in the U.S. and Europe that Russia and China will strengthen their presence in Afghanistan. At the same time, there is severe distrust between the U.S. and its European allies in the aftermath of the withdrawal

A member of the Taliban (C) stands outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 16. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer

The jihad after Afghanistan

Commentary: Jihadism has the potential to become a global player of world geopolitics and, above all, of world geo-economics

The Afghan landscape as seen from the back of a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter flying over Nangarhar Province. Photo: U.S. Department of Defense

US military-industrial failures and calculations in Afghanistan

Commentary: A foreign model cannot be rigidly imposed on a country with a completely different history, culture and national conditions. If the U.S. does not learn from Afghanistan, it will experience more failures in the future

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Cyberspace and world politics

Commentary: The cyberspace issue is particularly captivating as it has quickly become part of the international political agenda, with information security receiving worldwide attention

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The concept of soft power and the nuclear issue

Commentary: In the 21st century, information technology is becoming the most important source of power. Whoever can lead the information revolution and possess its advantages will be able to overcome the others and occupy a dominant position in the future world structure
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