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News | Jan. 13, 2022

Turkey Could Lose Big in the Russia-Ukraine Standoff

By Jeffrey Mankoff Foreign Policy

170718-M-QX735-067 ODESSA, Ukraine (July 18, 2017) Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, are embarked aboard the Turkish ship TCG Karamurselbey (NL-124) in Odessa, Ukraine, during exercise Sea Breeze 2017. The U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Marcin Platek/Released)
Photo By: Staff Sgt. Marcin Platek
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The buildup of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border has sparked concern about possibly escalating the conflict in Ukraine’s east and prompted a flurry of diplomacy seeking to head off a renewed Russian offensive. Potential escalation between Moscow and Kyiv poses a serious challenge for NATO, which has long attempted to reassure Ukraine without provoking Russia.

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Jeffrey Mankoff is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, Center for Strategic Research at National Defense University. The views expressed are the authors own and do not reflect those of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.