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Tanks maneuver during a Turkish military exercise. (ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Military Cooperation Prompts Russian Military Moves in the Caucasus

Turkey wants to expand its geopolitical influence on its eastern frontier. Read more…

Flags of Turkey, Russia and Italy hang on the Blue Stream natural gas pipeline in Samsun, Turkey. (MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)

With Turkish Stream, Gazprom Faces Major Obstacles

Russia hopes the pipeline will bypass Ukraine, but recent cancellations highlight the serious challenges of the project. Read more…

The Russian LUKOIL ice-resistant fixed platform LSP-1, intended to drill and operate wells at Korchagin's oil field in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea, 180 kilometers (112 miles) outside Astrakhan. (MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP Photo)

Chronology: Bringing Oil to Europe Without Russia

A collection of Stratfor's recent analyses relating to the Trans-Caspian pipeline project. Read more…