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How Turkey’s meddling in Middle East conflicts could erode stability in the region

In The News, 14 May 2021
Unpacking the MENA
He (Vali Nasr) told the Rusi webinar, titled ‘A Changing Middle East and Implications for Nato’, that Turkey’s actions meant it would be increasingly difficult for the alliance to resolve problems with “a major disrupter in the region” in “expansionist mode”. Rusi analyst Michael Stephens called for Nato “to step up and talk about long-term security guarantees” it can offer the Middle East over the next 30 years. He said the region now realised that Russia and China were “not real options” in providing security, with America the only realistic country with the power to offer stability.

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Michael Stephens
Associate Fellow

Michael Stephens was the Research Fellow for Middle East Studies. He joined RUSI’s London office in September 2010, first in the Nuclear... read more