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Opinion document: Got Russian Tsarism reborn?

There are researchers who believe that History is cyclical. The current Ukrainian crisis and the spiny link in the Crimea Peninsula could be a support to those who assert such theories. Turkey, after its setback about the "international" military intervention in Syria and Irak against IS, is back again at the forefront of the international political arena. Turkey, after the abortive "international" military intervention in Syria, is back again at the forefront of the international political arena. The powder keg that is forming in the Crimea Peninsula back to remember the historical event of the nineteenth century when various European powers, led by the British Empire, in support of the Ottoman Empire entered into armed confrontation with the Russian Empire. The geopolitical equation in the actual period little seems to have changed. The issue of Muslim Tatars of the peninsula, that "support to the West ", but with emotional and cultural ties with other Muslim communities in Eastern Europe are a spearhead of modern Turkey in the Ukrainian crisis. Does history repeat itself? Not at all. The truth is that not only it supposed a Crimea interest for the EU or Russia, but Turkey is again back in the first division of international politics. In this analysis we offer two contrasting contemporary views about the Crimea and Ukranian crisis, one that seems reasonable or logical (Turkey) and another, as we believe, in medium to long term (Poland), not only to an European scale but global.

Author:  Vladimir Sheybal & Alejandro Lorca


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