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Nikola Mikovic

Nikola Mikovic is a political analyst in Serbia. His work focuses mostly on the foreign policies of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, with special attention on energy and “pipeline politics.”

Articles By Nikola Mikovic

Turkey Barters with US, Russia Ahead of Syria Incursion By Nikola Mikovic - Jun 10, 2022

With the world’s attention focused on Russia’s war in Ukraine, Turkey is preparing to launch its own “special military operation” in northern Syria. Ankara appears to be taking advantage of the conflict in Eastern Europe to achieve strategic goals in the Middle East. It is not a secret that Turkey aims to create a 30-kilometer deep buffer zone across its border … Continue reading “Turkey Barters with US, Russia Ahead of Syria Incursion”

As Russia Stumbles in Ukraine, Turkey and Kazakhstan Sense Opportunity By Nikola Mikovic - May 27, 2022

As the war in Ukraine exposes Russia’s political and military weaknesses, countries once firmly in the Kremlin’s orbit are engaged in a frantic reshuffling of geopolitical alliances. The burgeoning relationship between Kazakhstan and Turkey is among the most active examples. Kazakhstan, long a Russian ally in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and a member of the Moscow-led Eurasian Union, is being wooed by … Continue reading “As Russia Stumbles in Ukraine, Turkey and Kazakhstan Sense Opportunity”

بسبب حربها في أوكرانيا تخاطر روسيا بخسارة سوريا لصالح إيران By Nikola Mikovic - May 7, 2022

سيكون للمأزق العسكري الروسي في أوكرانيا عواقب وخيمة على مكانة موسكو الجيوسياسية، فبعد أن عجزت في الحاق الهزيمة بواحدة من أفقر البلدان في أوروبا، ستجد روسيا الآن صعوبة في الحفاظ على حلفائها التقليديين ضمن دائرة النفوذ الروسي. وهذا الأمر قائم في سوريا تحديدا، وهي التي كانت تحت المظلة الاستراتيجية لموسكو منذ الحقبة السوفيتية، فعلى سبيل … Continue reading “بسبب حربها في أوكرانيا تخاطر روسيا بخسارة سوريا لصالح إيران”

Can Europe and Turkey Crowd Russia Out of the Caucasus? By Nikola Mikovic - Apr 14, 2022

Over the past 30 years Russia has been one of the biggest foreign powers operating in the turbulent South Caucasus region. But the invasion of Ukraine means the two regional archenemies – Armenia and Azerbaijan – are now attempting to distance themselves from Moscow. Other global and regional actors, namely the European Union and Turkey, are aiming to replace Russia as the … Continue reading “Can Europe and Turkey Crowd Russia Out of the Caucasus?”

Russia’s Actions are Threatening Global Food Security By Nikola Mikovic - Mar 23, 2022

While the United States and Europe are essentially self-sufficient in food production, the war in Ukraine is having a destabilizing effect on an unlikely agricultural necessity: Fertilizers. That does not mean that a wave of hunger is poised to sweep the planet. But if the conflict goes on, prices of food will undoubtedly continue to … Continue reading “Russia’s Actions are Threatening Global Food Security”