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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

Syrian Kurds Face Betrayal Again. But What Is Russia and Turkey’s Real Goal? By Nikola Mikovic - Jan 3, 2021

Russia and Turkey hold in their hands the fate of the strategically important northern Syrian town of Ain Issa, nominally controlled by the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) but overseen by the Russians. Faced with a possible attack by Turkish-backed forces in the form of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), because of an important highway … Continue reading “Syrian Kurds Face Betrayal Again. But What Is Russia and Turkey’s Real Goal?”

Why Russia’s Putin Wants a Naval Base in Sudan By Nikola Mikovic - Dec 20, 2020

Ever since Vladimir Putin came to power in 1999, Russia has steadily lost influence in neighboring countries such as Ukraine and Georgia, and as far away as Cuba. Now, however, it is attempting to rebuild international influence with a presence in Sudan, thereby inserting itself more firmly into security issues – and eventually energy ones … Continue reading “Why Russia’s Putin Wants a Naval Base in Sudan”